Tell her that if she's willing to wait the next day and stream it on ad-free Hulu, Paramount+ or Peacock, then she'll get better picture quality and won't have to bother with fast forwarding through ads like on a DVR recording. I remember the first time I watched SNL on Hulu as opposed to my local NBC station (even getting it OTA, not through overly compressed cable), I was astounded how much better it looked. FX has even begun streaming most of their shows in 4K next-day on Hulu.But the wife wants no part of waiting for a day unless it is something she records on the DVR.
Also there's no risk of missing parts of shows due to severe weather coverage (which happens a lot here in tornado-prone Middle TN). Nor do you have to put up with obnoxious on-screen graphics promoting other shows or local station crawlers with news updates, election returns, etc. It's a much more pleasant viewing experience to stream shows on-demand rather than watch on linear channel TV, IMO.