I have no idea whether this
is relevant, but the chickens are finally coming home to roost with CBS's business-as-usual strategy (keep churning out a narrow range of mass market programming types and depend on volume to make up for an audience that skews too old.)
CBS is down 25%, worst drop of any network so far (though FOX is not far behind). Okay, CBS had more padding going into this year, but it is an indication that business as usual is not going to be a viable strategy forever, and then what?
Meanwhile, cable is posting big gains, specifically both Sons of Anarchy
and The Walking Dead.
Put the broadcast and cable news together and you have a strong indication of where viewer tastes are headed.