I have been beyond just disappointed with the junk food that the network suits are throwing at the masses of bored & scared worn people out there in TV Land.
".....But there may be a simpler explanation: The new shows just aren't that good....."
I have logged in fewer and fewer hours in front of the passive screen, more so each passing year, instead opting to go online, play videos-even read-than to stay even 5 minutes longer in front of the set. It does not lull me to sleep anymore. It makes me want to throw up all over the screen & remote.