Do you watch most TV commercials, or skip them?
I don't even like Super Bowl or Geiko commercials.
Voted watch because my TiVo died.
THIS IS WHAT DVR IS FOR!!!
If a show is not recorded I won't even watch it, thank god for DVR!
I skip commercials, except during the Super Bowl.
Thank god for DVR.
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No broadcast tv here, no adverts at all. Been cable free for over 1 year now. Not seen an advert in months.
I skip TV entirely.
What's even more annoying is when you flip channels to escape a commercial & they're playing the SAME awful commercial.
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!
I skip them when I can, and take the opportunity to do something, anything, else when I can't.
Never want to do without my DVR...hurray for my commercial-free life!
"Help! I've fallen and I can't get up!"
The commercials are on, that's the time for bathroom breaks, get an adult beverage, get a snack, look at SoH,,,,
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.
If by skip, you mean mute, then yes. I hate commercials and watch things online whenever I can.
I don't have cable :'(
I get so pissed at myself when I forget I can fast forward through them
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.
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.
I know, EarlyBird. <sigh> But I figure anyone who says "pity... poor poor plebs" is wearing big-boy (or -girl) pants.
....And they are so LOUD! (Damn, I sound like my dad)
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!
I don't have TiVo...
I only watch if it's a Geico commercial
A few are entertaining but I'm not buying their insurance.
We don't have cable or tv. We just have a Roku with Netflix, news and stuff on it.
Commercials are more and more these days, I HAVE to change the channel
I say skip them, however I don't watch tv. Don't even own one. So I skip the shows too.
No dvr so I have to watch them
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.
It depends. Sometimes when I'm watching it on DVR I do, but other times, I'm too lazy to leave the tv
How do you know they're funny unless you watch them?
Susan - nick is a teen :-))
Skip except during the Super Bowl.
@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.
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.
That's exactly what I was going to comment.
15 free channels? Wow. The times we have gone without cable TV, we have about 3-4 channel options.
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.
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.
I HATE commercials. I record shows and watch them later just so I can forward through.
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
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.
Yes that's when you play words with friends .
Skip them on the DVR
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.