Boston Legal and Boomer TV

So Boston Legal is over. A great show. In its penultimate show, 86-year old Betty White (who played the occasionally recurring character Catherine Piper) went to court to sue the TV networks for failing to provide enough programs for older people. Carl Sachs, played by John Larroquette, cited a load of statistics to show that the sponsor-led programming decisions ignored the greater purchasing power and TV watching habits of those over 50. I couldn’t agree more. I can’t stand and watch NO (pseudo) reality shows. There seem to be more and more of them. I agree with Sachs arguments that shows seem to be getting dumbed down to comport better with viewers that may be texting and/or playing on handheld games while watching TV. I can only hope that eventually, as the percentage of the population older than 50 continues to increase, that we will be able to demand changes.