I’m sure Goodman’s right, but after HBO let several of their great series die without replacing them, I was one of those who left. It especially burned that they let Deadwood die without a satisfying end. It was super disappointing, and a black eye for a channel known for such great shows. I liked a lot of HBO’s shows back then, and Deadwood was the last one I’d have let die at the time, were I in their shoes.
Now I check out the shows via Netflix when they hit DVD. Maybe someday they’ll get my trust back and I’ll re-subscribe. I promise I’ll do it if they wrap up Deadwood!