We live in an age where there are more and more commercials on television all the time. I think we all know those Direct TV commercials with Rob Lowe and of course the Nationwide with Peyton Manning.
The question is, while watching a show, how many is too many when it comes to advertising? The guy who runs the network TNT seems to think there are too many. During the show Good Behavior and Animal Kingdom, the president cut out 10 minutes of commercials, which allowed that to be added back to the story and help develop the characters. The main concern is are these shows popular enough to make a difference and will others follow?
I think that with everything going to streaming now, this could actually help Network television. However, lets not forget that you can get Hulu Plus for $11.99/month where most networks post their shows the day after they air. I’ve used this service and it’s great. However, some programs do feature a single commercial before the show begins and then one after the program ends (however, you can just quit the program since it doesn’t appear till after the credits).
So if you watch network television, do the commercials bother you? Do you have DVR to skip them? Or do you depend on streaming services like Hulu and Netflix?