I recently found myself unemployed and although like many people now I don't really watch TV, but I've flicked it on a few times during the day and was pretty shocked at what's on offer.
I'm in the UK, and daytime TV consists of people screaming at each other and fighting, shows about cops arresting people, shows like "can't pay? we'll take it away!" where people in poverty who miss payments are robbed by more people in poverty, and then there's TV aimed at retirees like simple gameshows and cash in the attic (which is really just elderly people flipping their heirlooms to survive retirement, items that clearly increase in value over time too).
Don't even get me started on the adverts, it's PPI this and payday loan that. Adverts for phone apps that help you sell your belongings, people that will buy your car dirt cheap - one was even quite open in stating "you'll get less money with us, but you'll get the money quicker".
Get a loan that you can't afford, if you can't pay it back sell your shit, when you run out of shit and miss a payment you'll get harassed, and if you attempt to break the law the cops will get you because they're framed as all-knowing, high-tech, unstoppable enforcers. Always footage of an out-of-shape cop crushing a teenager then searching him to find less than half a gram of cannabis or a minuscule bag of white powder and arresting him. Then you get the smug perspective of the cops and no interest is shown for the story of the people locked up.
It's across most channels, not just one or two, it includes BBC channels who obviously have the choice of running repeats of decent programming.
Worth mentioning that I'm talking about 'free' TV, nothing subscription-based. Is it similar in other countries?