Did the writers strike make you stop watching a show?
Here's an interesting theory on why the ratings for many returning dramas are down a bit: the writers strike gave viewers an excuse to finally stop watching a show.
Of course, the shows that are down (including Grey's Anatomy, House, Lost, CSI, and Desperate Housewives) are still getting great ratings (all of the above shows are usually in the top 15 for the week), they're just noticeably down. Some industry analysts think that viewers might be getting a little frustrated at the continuing storylines you see on many dramas, while others think that some viewers are confused over the return dates for different shows and maybe even time slot changes for a couple of shows.
I can't say this was true for me. If anything, the strike made me want to watch Lost even more, especially since I knew there were only a handful of episodes left in the season. The same for comedies like 30 Rock and The Office. It would have been true about Heroes as well, but they didn't return after the strike (new episodes start this fall).
Did the writers strike give you an excuse to stop watching a show or did you just get bored/fed up with a show before that?