Regardless of how much tv you watch, there is the issue of people getting paid a fair wage. I don't know how much the writers make, but I'd imagine the good ones do well. However, it is my understanding the the writers do not get recurring royalties for the shows the way actors do. If that's true, I'd say it's quite unfair. I give the actors credit but without the writers, they would be lost. Maybe the actors should be sharing the wealth??