reply to pnh102
Re: MSOs are afraid of being relevant again that's like saying Apple has a monopoly on iPhones. when the market under discussion would actually be 'smartphones', and the iPhone is simply one competing option.
if you were to look around, i'm certain you could find a show equivalent to Pawn Stars from a different network.
there are many other content providers offering other tv shows of various quality, and that is the market within which Pawn Stars exists. so unless the owners of Pawn Stars own all low rent garbage tv shows, then there is no monopoly.