Totally anecdotal, I notice that people are watching TV in different ways -- whether DVR'ing something for later or watching via Netflix. I really can see why.
I started watching The Good Wife via Netflix. I don't know what season it's in (the third?) but I saw the very first episode and loved it, but then missed two or something and then felt I couldn't catch up. I realize I have a need to know EXACTLY what's going on -- why did the camera show that old guy sneering at her? -- it makes me nuts when I don't know the back story.
So I watched the first four episodes yesterday and loved it. Such interesting shows and characters and character development. Plus, I love, love, love that there are no commercials. I'll definitely keep watching.