there is some truth to this but 90 percent of all TV shows are junk.. But I will note that 20 to 24 season shows drip fed kept the viewers entertained longer increasing the profit margin. Now they are trying to do 8 to 10 season shows atmovie quality and discovering the margins are razor thin. Because that show lasts 1 day to a week for most people. Quality Icecream is great but if the choice is an icecream cone every weak or an entire box at a time you'll get sick of it much quicker a box at a time.IDK, ive gone back a few times to watch 20-24 eps seasons of shows and don't find they offer much over the new prestige era. Very few shows took advantage of that run time in the past. Most show the wear of long running seasons, few repetitively used sets, and many toss away episodes that offer little to the whole experience. I do recognize that you too see this as a potential benefit of the format, but I found it to be a rare exception myself.