Since I didn't watch it I think I must be of above-average intelligence.
Barry, I think you are right. Even TV addicts can get a warm fuzzy feeling of superiority. Kind of like the Lake Wobegon slogan - 'Where all the women are strong, all the men are good looking and all the children are above average'. Of course everyone know the true measure of intelligence is how well you perform on 'Norman'.
Jjj, TV is that thing used to watch the cricket, the rah-rahs and not much else.