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This is FACT....

March 09, 2018 08:42AM
You couldn't be more correct. If I switch channels IT WILL BE a commercial. Which brings up:

While I'm semi-happy with my new setup... using over the air plus a few services thru AppleTV and Firestick... one thing for sure... 'movies', (not so much TV shows), are unwatchable on commercial networks.

Yesterday I bought a movie for my grandkids to watch last night, (the new Jumanji, pretty good by the way)... and while we're waiting for it to download I saw that Jurassic World was on one of the TV stations, (over the air). We watched it while waiting and I timed it... this is NOT exaggeration.. I literally TIMED IT.... 5 minutes of movie and then anywhere from 3 to 5 minutes of commercials. Not quite 50% commercial time but close to it.

Now here's what gets me... I TIMED that... so I know it happened for a FACT.... yet if you read articles about commercial time EVERYONE, not just the networks but those who write about this stuff, will SWEAR to commercial % time being around 4 to 1 ratio. BS... utter BS... insulting BS. Perhaps on some shows... like I said, it doesn't seem to be that bad on old sitcom reruns, (the only TV I watch and that rarely)... but for the movies, at least the ones I've seen, it's commercials WELL over 25% of the time and nearing 50%.

That brings up a quick tale.... when my oldest grandson made our Valley's All Star game I was driving to Fresno to watch it and listening to a local pregame show talking about the game. Fresno is about a 45 minute drive for me... I had the radio station on backing out of my driveway... they were just starting the broadcast and talking about the players then went to commercial before I hit the street in front of my house. Pulling into Kerman, Ca. - - 15 minutes from my house, i turned to my wife and said, "They've been on commercial break since we left home". They had...

Then nearing Fresno, 15 minutes later, they still had not come back from commercial. (the end of this wont' be as bad as I'm making it sound right now). Then it's another 15 minutes making my way thru Fresno to the football field... we pull into the parking lot and they STILL had not come back from commercial... this is 45 minutes since I left home!

Ok, so what I found out later is they had an excuse.... they had problems with the radio link from the football field.... so they ran commercials for I don't know how long... 45 minutes straight for sure.... so they had an excuse BUT.... not ONCE during that 45 minute commercial marathon did they say they had technical difficulties. laughing smiley

  Fox whats to cut their commercial breaks by 2020

IowaRam236March 08, 2018 09:44AM

  There is a God...

sstrams119March 09, 2018 03:30AM

  One quick story

IowaRam134March 09, 2018 06:13AM

  The bad news....

Aries97March 13, 2018 10:29AM

  This is FACT....

JamesJM118March 09, 2018 08:42AM

  I bet the payoff will be.....

Ramgator128March 09, 2018 03:51AM

  I could amost see that happening

IowaRam124March 09, 2018 05:56AM

  Re: I bet the payoff will be.....

Aries96March 13, 2018 10:31AM

  Re: Fox whats to cut their commercial breaks by 2020

MamaRAMa130March 09, 2018 05:01AM

  TV had fewer commercials in the past.

Billy_T129March 09, 2018 08:02AM

  yea ,if you watch old Andy Griffith or Gillian's Island reruns today

IowaRam108March 10, 2018 02:28PM

  That's true..

sstrams101March 11, 2018 07:03AM

  they have eliminated the long intros that

ferragamo79176March 09, 2018 11:19AM

  yea , I miss those

IowaRam117March 10, 2018 02:32PM

  Re: yea , I miss those

IowaRam117March 10, 2018 04:03PM

  It's reached the height of the absurd. . . . . .

RAMbeau117March 10, 2018 06:05AM

  I enjoy good commercials

waterfield121March 10, 2018 06:30AM

  Say what? You've taken the good ship lollipop...

JamesJM144March 10, 2018 07:32AM

  Hey there

waterfield97March 10, 2018 10:26AM

  good commercials..................yes

IowaRam95March 10, 2018 02:19PM

  Re: good commercials..................yes

Aries129March 13, 2018 10:52AM