I realize that the programs on commercial TV are paid for by corporations that advertise to sell their products.
The programs now on prime time sure have changed. Sensationalism, mayhem, sexual content, etc. seem to fill the programming, which ultimately is paid for by the age group of the public that is willing to part with their funds.
I miss programs that were family oriented, such as: Happy Days, All in the Family, Laverne & Shirley and similar ”schmaltzy” programs.
We do enjoy lots of PBS programming with travel, history, documentaries and Brit-coms. Plus, we like the limited number of clean comedies.
I find that we are relying more on movies we can get by pick-and-choose. Barbara does enjoy Jeopardy, and we do watch at least one news program per day, but our TV is not on more than an average of two and half hours a day – and not watched the entire time.
Of course, I do watch sports when a local team is involved.