Of course those were the days when the cricket was constantly being interrupted by horse racing or snooker and there was no live coverage at all of overseas tours.
Given the choice, I'd rather miss a couple of overs due to a horse race, rather than have my wallet fleeced by Murdoch, and still have to suffer endless adverts,
Gameshows 2 to 3 decades ago for example I imagine are probably more missed because the contestants were ordinary family orientated and down to earth people you could relate to.
There was no attitude or facade about them. And there was a lot more pleasantness and grace.
Agree, although I seem to recall the hyping up and Americanisation of game show audiences started with The Price Is Right in the 80's.