EW.com has taken a poll on the WGA strike -- 65% of those polled were aware of the strike but not following it closely, and 21% were aware and following closely.
That's 86% of people polled aware that the WGA is on strike. As scripted television ceases to be aired, and as the Oscars loom larger, it seems like awareness will only increase. An earlier poll has shown that the public is solidly behind the writers getting a fair deal.
44% of the respondents are already watching less television. Maybe the congloms will look at some of these numbers and realize that gutting their own market just so they don't have to share pennies on the dollar with writers is not sound business.
Or maybe they'll just think it's funny that 20% of those surveyed thought the WGA was an organization for women pro golfers.