If it was that close AT ALL, I wouldn't bother switching. Chrome is significantly faster on my computer (2010 Macbook Pro) than Safari. Anywhere from 2-5 seconds faster for each page load. That's a pretty good amount of time when I sit down to read a few articles and catch up on my news around the web.
News and Shakespeare can disappear for all I care. Seriously though, how many other businesses survive without making a product people want or having some type of profit? Should a channel like QVC survive because everyone wants to pay for ESPN or ABC? Quality programming won't go away because people will pay for it but the filler channels will produce something worthwhile or die.
10. ESPN 2
12. ABC Family
13. NFL Network
I'm pretty sure my wife and I could survive just fine with only these 15 channels. 95% of our tv watching comes from these stations.