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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


01/13/13 5:42 pm

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

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

I skip commercials, except during the Super Bowl.

01/10/13 1:46 pm

Thank god for DVR.

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

Was this question suggested by a commercial sponsor?

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.

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!

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

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

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,,,,

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.

01/08/13 9:36 pm

I don't have cable :'(

01/08/13 8:22 pm

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Diogenes FreeMeBe
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!

beanD California
01/08/13 5:49 pm

I only watch if it's a Geico commercial

Mud Constitutionalist
01/08/13 5:23 pm

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

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.

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.

01/08/13 4:29 pm

No dvr so I have to watch them

lightsabr2 The Big Sky
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.

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?

EarlyBird Portland
01/08/13 3:53 pm

Susan - nick is a teen :-))

Kelstervb Virginia
01/08/13 3:50 pm

Skip except during the Super Bowl.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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 .

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

Skip them on the DVR

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.