There may be many who might disagree (not least, some in my own family) - but, I'm getting sick and tired of seeing cookery programmes on television. Having said that, I don't actually watch them myself because (IMHO) there are few things more revolting than observing people stuffing food into their mouths and, if that wasn't bad enough, they try to describe what they're eating - whilst still eating the bloody stuff!
I suspect the reason why so many programmes are produced (and this might also explain why Reality TV is so prevalent, these days) is that many of those who are featured would be quite happy to pay the TV companies to be seen on prime-time TV. From the chefs' point of view, for example, appearing on TV is probably as good as - if not better - than a full-page advert it a national newspaper.
I suppose there is one saving grace, however, and that is that the TV companies haven't yet (so far as I know) introduced their other rather underhand money making scheme of persuading gullible viewers to pay an arm and a leg to take part in a phone-in; judging which food item is the best, for example.
On second thoughts, perhaps, I shouldn't have mentioned it.