We could not be farther apart in our viewing habits.
Everybody has different tastes...
I know some people who only watch sports and news, I know some who only watch documentaries and the assorted scripted program, and I know some who only watch reality programming and game shows.
I stopped watching sports regularly 12-13 years ago when I quit following the Braves, so aside from possibly leaving a UGA Bulldogs game or even a Tennessee Titans game on in the background, I don't watch them.
I do enjoy some of the competition reality shows... particularly singing... which I hate as there are so many of them now and take up too much time, but I get very involved... particularly so when a local boy won "American Idol" this past season (I even got to be a blob on national TV during a local segment
I enjoy a good documentary from time to time, but I don't really watch anything regularly since a show on NGC years ago was cancelled...
For me though, it's all about SCRIPTED programming, and a good percentage of my Series Links are network programming, so those network channels are the most important to me personally.
As a lark, I decided to make a list of the channels most important to me, and seperate them in two sections... one being channels that are important to me year round, and the other, channels that I only watch for short periods of time a year. MY CHANNEL LIST
CLASSIFICATION|CHANNEL RED denotes that I can only receive the channel in SD.
BROADCAST|CBS, ABC*, FOX, The CW, NBC
CABLE|USA Network, Syfy, TNT, ABC Family, AMC, BBC America, Hallmark, Hallmark Movie Channel, TV Land, HGTV, DIY, Food Network, Cooking Channel
BLUE denotes that while I receive it in SD, I can receive the channel in HD via alternate means.MY SEASONAL CHANNEL LIST
MONTHS|CLASSIFICATION|CHANNEL|# OF PROGRAMSRED denotes that I can only receive the channel in SD.
Summer/December|CABLE|Lifetime|1 Summer, varies December
December|CABLE|Lifetime Movie Network|varies
I did not count channels like TCM-HD, Science, Palladia, HDNet Movies, or a few others that I might tune to from time to time, or even The Weather Channel (that is almost constantly on at my house in between viewing recordings)
given that I do not have any Series Links or anything particular that I follow on those channels.
I listed a couple of channels (Disney XD and Cartoon Network) as they air some comic based cartoons, and since I grew up on comics, I like to have them playing on the TV while I'm using my iPad sometimes. I would have put "The Hub" on the list as I also grew up on "G.I. Joe", but I'm not sure if the recent "G.I. Joe: Renegades" series has been cancelled or not, so it got cut from the list. If push came to shove, I could potentially do without these channels and a couple of the other ones on the "seasonal" list.