TV ratings have been pretty miserable overall ever since scripted shows started returning to the air. It seems to be a little surprising to networks and advertisers, who expected viewers to come rushing back in a show of "absence makes the heart grow fonder"-style affection.
Today's New York Times notes that serial dramas have taken the brunt of the ratings hit and suggests several theories, one of which is that the strike gave viewers an excuse to quit shows that they just weren't that into anymore. I've noticed that myself, though the show I've quit is a comedy and not a drama: I've had trouble making time for Samantha Who? ever since it returned. I'm sure it's still cute and funny, but I'm not feeling the urge to get the episodes off my DVR.
A friend of mine recently told me that the strike gave her a chance to admit she was over Gossip Girl, and one of you even suggested yesterday that the strike could make people forget 24. So tell me: Did you quit a show because of the strike? What was it? And do you miss it at all?
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