Lou wrote this morning about reality competition shows and what it will take for them to succeed, when someone on our Facebook page made an excellent point.

Vanessa said, ' I gave up on these shows when they started having them on twice a week for 2 hours at a time. I have better things to do.'


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I used to love watching The Voice...but last season it was on twice a week, then three times a week, for 2 hours!

Who has 6 hours a week to invest in a single TV SHOW??

I'm also the kind of person who feels like if I miss an episode, it's too hard to catch up, so I wind up not watching at all.

Even The Biggest Loser, one of my must-watches, is a big commitment. It's on Monday nights from 8-10p! I suppose I could be one of those healthy-types that watches the show from the treadmill, but please...

DVR'ing seems to help, because you can cut out the commercials, and knock it down to about 90 minutes, but that's still a lot.

Add to that the fact that most of our attention spans are down to that of a goldfish...and well...no wonder these shows are failing!

I know for a fact that I watch too much television. There have been plenty of times where I intended to read a magazine or get my laundry done and wound up getting sucked into the latest trainwreck on The Real Housewives of Whatever.

I usually watch Good Morning America when I wake up...then when I get home, I try to catch a little bit of the news...and I'm pretty much guaranteed to be glued to the screen from 8-10 on a normal weeknight. Add it all up and it's mindblowing...

I wonder how much more I would get done if I just stopped watching TV...but I don't think I could do it! So tell me, am I the only one? Anyone else feel like they watch way too much TV?

What are your 'can't miss' shows? Tell us in the comment section below!

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