Top of the Pops is no more. I had heard it was happening but hadn't noted when, then last evening I was doing some channel hopping while waiting for the paint to dry before going back for a second coat and I caught the last 20 minutes of the final countdown. Kind of sad, but then I can't complain too much as I've not really watched it in years. The really diappointing thing is that it means we are entrenching the further balkanisation of music at a much early age.
That said the other part of the problem is the young age of the bulk of the viewers or those the marketplace chooses to target.