I'm not much of a TV watcher, I tend to have two or three shows I watch and that's it. But I have to say TV writing is getting better. Lost and FlashForward are so much more sophisticated than the crap that passed for drama in the '70s and '80s, even the procedural shows are better-done.
That's what's going to keep shows on the air despite audience fragmentation and the fact that some of us cheapskates won't spring for HBO and other premium channels. (I still have never seen a Sopranos episode, for example.)
And I was out last night and missed FF, I assume it's on Hulu?