When it comes to news journalism, I judge success by effectiveness and dedication to relaying the important facts of the time to the people. In that manner, PBS and NPR are superior. I do not judge the success of a news journalism outfit by it's commercial "profitability".
Just as I do not judge a health treatment by it's "profitability" but by it's ability to actually and thoroughly resolve the underlying causes of diseases. That is why I do not favor highly profitable pharmaceutical solutions, but rather the holistic healing methods, some of which are promoted by this site.