Last week I caught a 60's Minutes clip concerning a rising trend in homeowners defaulting on their mortgages. One of the key reasons given is that owning a house is, like any business transaction, an investment. If the value of what you're investing drops like a stone, then what's the point in continuing to plunk down money towards a house whose value has diminished more than 40% its original value? From a business perspective, it's a bad investment, and not worth supporting financially.
It's interesting to see that this trend could also be applied to television shows. Instead of investing money, you invest your time: as in time invested in characters, plot development and story you grow to care about year after year. The big three networks, CBS, ABC, and NBC, are currently battling the disease of not following through with the investments made by their audiences.
Take Ghost Whisperer for example. It is a show millions have invested time caring and watching, and in return, CBS cancels a show without warning, or without caring enough to set its storylines to