I live in China. That means, I am not aware of all the hype surrounding a new show, or the people raving about new programs.
I see a new program on the TV guide I get, download the first few episodes watch just to see what's it about. More often than not, I delete, but every once in a while I'll find something worth keeping. "Breaking In" and "Community" for example, but when I went to look when they'd be back on, I discover that they are not highly rated which ticks me off as it seems... every show I fall for, gets cancelled.