I've had a job since I was 12, I'm 34 now. Watching TV started to be a struggle for me when I was a senior and got my first "normal" job at a video store. Since then between work and school, or work and having a life otherwise I haven't had a whole lot of time for TV. When I actually have decided I liked a show, like Farscape, Terminator the Sarah Conner Chronicles, First Wave, Caprica or Dollhouse it got killed with little warning before its time.
I haven't had any kind of paid TV service since Hurricane Ike destroyed my last satellite, which I really didn't use that much anyways -totally not getting my money's worth out of it.
I realized I should stop trying to watch TV. Turns out being lazy and getting into a TV show actually takes effort. I watch some the Fox cartoons on Hulu and I watch South Park on the official website. Beyond that I don't care. I have an old tube TV, converter box, no satellite, and only a few free cable channels because it came with the Internet access. My parents use it to watch the news when they visit, I almost never turn it on unless it's to check the NASA channel (I work there and I'm curious about how things I worked on during the week are panning out on my days off).
TV sucks. Giving it up gave me more time to focus on my hobby - bicycles. I built a new one from all new or new old stock parts last year and I'm constantly working on one of my four or someone else's. Somehow I feel more fulfilled doing that.