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Show Of Hands January 8th, 2013 12:00am

Do you watch most TV commercials, or skip them?

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EarlyBird Portland
01/16/13 12:22 pm

I don't even like Super Bowl or Geiko commercials.

hexin Wisconsin
01/15/13 5:43 pm

Voted watch because my TiVo died.

NN03 Seattle, WA
01/14/13 11:43 pm

THIS IS WHAT DVR IS FOR!!!

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lebneniye85
01/13/13 5:42 pm

If a show is not recorded I won't even watch it, thank god for DVR!

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sarah1911 Poolesville MD
01/12/13 8:28 pm

I skip commercials, except during the Super Bowl.

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UGonnaEatThat
01/10/13 1:46 pm

Thank god for DVR.

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chile safer than congress
01/10/13 5:36 am

Was this question suggested by a commercial sponsor?

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tabbser
01/09/13 9:42 pm

No broadcast tv here, no adverts at all. Been cable free for over 1 year now. Not seen an advert in months.

susanr Colorado
01/09/13 6:24 pm

What's even more annoying is when you flip channels to escape a commercial & they're playing the SAME awful commercial.

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pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
01/09/13 5:39 pm

What pisses me off is when I'm watching/listening to two different programs, and they both go to commercials at the same time. Gaaaah!

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
01/09/13 5:37 pm

I skip them when I can, and take the opportunity to do something, anything, else when I can't.

taximom Boise
01/09/13 4:26 pm

Never want to do without my DVR...hurray for my commercial-free life!

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TinyPilot6 some little mountain town
01/09/13 3:47 pm

"Help! I've fallen and I can't get up!"

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gramps
01/09/13 10:03 am

The commercials are on, that's the time for bathroom breaks, get an adult beverage, get a snack, look at SoH,,,,

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satguy08 California
01/09/13 4:43 am

Don't watch TV that way, 99% of TV is junk now, So the ones I do watch I am behind because I buy the dvds. and do my own prime time, it has been this way for 5 years at least. Other than commercials on football, which I pay no attention too, haven't seen one.

munineye Ecotopia
01/09/13 2:37 am

If by skip, you mean mute, then yes. I hate commercials and watch things online whenever I can.

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Briceman16
01/08/13 9:36 pm

I don't have cable :'(

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LilWing00
01/08/13 8:22 pm

I get so pissed at myself when I forget I can fast forward through them

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jrockit
01/08/13 7:23 pm

I'm so spoiled by dvr, Netflix, amazon prime and ondemand I can't watch commercials because it drives me crazy haha :) sometimes I try to ffwd live TV because I'm so use to doing it on dvr. Also, it seems like they play the same commercials over and over especially on sporting events.

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susanr Colorado
01/08/13 6:51 pm

Thanks, JLove, that's kind of you to say. I'm always afraid I'm annoying people when I go off on tangents like that. I should tell my physics prof about your reaction; I think I have his email address. He'd be pleased.

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susanr Colorado
01/08/13 6:48 pm

I know, EarlyBird. <sigh> But I figure anyone who says "pity... poor poor plebs" is wearing big-boy (or -girl) pants.

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Jayseph Wasatch Front
01/08/13 6:46 pm

....And they are so LOUD! (Damn, I sound like my dad)

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Diogenes Its Blursday Again
01/08/13 6:02 pm

I'm surprised the cable operators haven't capitalized on this yet. How many people would pay to have commercial-free TV for those who don't want to FF all the time.

When cable was first introduced, it had no commercials...and Mtv actually broadcast music videos!

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beanD California
01/08/13 5:49 pm

I only watch if it's a Geico commercial

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Mud Constitutionalist
01/08/13 5:23 pm

A few are entertaining but I'm not buying their insurance.

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Wendie10
01/08/13 4:49 pm

We don't have cable or tv. We just have a Roku with Netflix, news and stuff on it.

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deathvalley Chicago native
01/08/13 4:32 pm

Commercials are more and more these days, I HAVE to change the channel

mmangone Prescott
01/08/13 4:32 pm

I say skip them, however I don't watch tv. Don't even own one. So I skip the shows too.

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flyingcar2
01/08/13 4:29 pm

No dvr so I have to watch them

lightsabr2 The Wild Blue Yonder
01/08/13 4:23 pm

Most of the time my tv is just in for the noise, and I'm not actually watching it. Then I don't notice between commercial and program.

alissaaa
01/08/13 4:20 pm

It depends. Sometimes when I'm watching it on DVR I do, but other times, I'm too lazy to leave the tv

jimmyjelly BFE, PA
01/08/13 4:12 pm

How do you know they're funny unless you watch them?

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EarlyBird Portland
01/08/13 3:53 pm

Susan - nick is a teen :-))

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Kelstervb Virginia
01/08/13 3:50 pm

Skip except during the Super Bowl.

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JanuaryLove
01/08/13 3:49 pm

@Susan & Zod - I have really enjoyed your exchange.

@Susan - Your comment about being relaxed at the beach has really given me something to think about, and simultaneously makes me long for the beach. It's been too long.

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susanr Colorado
01/08/13 3:48 pm

I used to get 5 with rabbit ears in Cincinnati. Hardly anything watchable here in CO until I started using my apartment building's roof antenna. Now I get lots of broadcast stations, but I only watch 6 of them.

sunshine0i? Wisconsin
01/08/13 3:48 pm

That's exactly what I was going to comment.

JanuaryLove
01/08/13 3:39 pm

15 free channels? Wow. The times we have gone without cable TV, we have about 3-4 channel options.

praetorianus65
01/08/13 3:36 pm

Commercials are the reason I don't watch TV.
Most commercials seem to assume a stupid, gullible, easily influenced customer.
I want to hear about features, prices and such. Consumer report for me.

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potatoes
01/08/13 3:33 pm

Whenever I have the option to, yes. But since I rarely watch TV in the first place, most of the ad-skipping I do is on YouTube.

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Mooo42Q Thats Nucking Futs
01/08/13 3:33 pm

I HATE commercials. I record shows and watch them later just so I can forward through.

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satiricalnick meh
01/08/13 3:24 pm

I walk into fred meyer, stuff some cds in my pocket, im a thief. Thats stealing. I upload a song for my friends to download, im sharing something i bought. The copyright holders want you to think that sharing is stealing because theyre greedy fat pigs. Keep feeding greed, make those pigs even fatter

dustbunny
01/08/13 2:55 pm

I don't have a DVR so I am subjected to watch every single commercial although I change the channel and/or play with my phone during commercials sometimes.

dawl adulting
01/08/13 2:54 pm

Yes that's when you play words with friends .

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scrubby New York
01/08/13 2:49 pm

Skip them on the DVR

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
01/08/13 2:33 pm

susanr people probably have tried, which brings us full-circle to LSD. :) It brings me full-circle to a previous life when I was concerned with Tempest and EMSEC and a whole bunch of stuff I was supposed to have forgotten about by now. I should probably build myself a Faraday cage to relax in.

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