Am I the only on that notices the History Channel lately seems to run few shows about history?
There are shows about collecting old stuff. Shows about truckers, and axmen and so on. Shows that likely appeal to men. I like some of them.
But shows about historical events and figures, except for a few about wars and warmaking seem very rare now.
I find that cable channels seem to have become more homogenized. I think the role of channels to appeal to niche audiences like history buffs is better filled by the net. Cable has been pushed out of the niche business mostly. The weather channel doesn’t have a lot of weather anymore.
So cable is left more doing what old time TV did appeal to a broader audience.