@irontoenail - I disagree. Objective quality has nothing to do with popularity. You can argue that reality TV is popular and is therefore successful and is therefore quality TV, but when you do that, you're measuring that show by a completely different yardstick than I want to measure it with. It's like arguing with me that because soda is popular it must be good for you.
Soda being popular only proves that it's good at being popular, it doesn't mean it has any other virtues.