Broadcast television greed has once again reared its ugly head.  You may have noticed that there are now fewer TV shows to watch online.  That's because a few weeks ago broadcasters blocked access to a lot of their shows online in order to boost their profits.  The greedy bastards who run the networks believe that if they delay when their shows go on the Web, they will secure more viewer retention and stem the flow of the audience who are ditching cable and satellite TV for the Internet.  While a great number of shows appear online within hours of broadcast, networks are considering delaying the availability of their shows by as much as a month so that viewers will have to watch the original broadcast or wait that long to see them.  Their rationale: people will tend to cancel their pay TV service less in order to stay current with their favorite shows, meaning a bigger audience for providers and the ability to charge these TV providers more for the rights to carry the same shows you can get free over the air without cable or satellite.  No doubt this will backfire and cause providers to not carry these programs, as is the case currently with Dish Network and the Northeast's Cablevision Company, which have already dropped Fox, Fox Sports, FX, and National Geographic because of excessive price demands.