WABC Complaint - 15 Sponsors And Announcements Every Other 5 Min Of A Program

Review by TheGrnNanny7 on 2011-08-02
Regarding Soaps which become addictive, and as All My Children going off it's no wonder just today I timed 15 sponsor ads plus other announcements within 5 minutes of show. Then they give you 5 min of the show. With the intrusion every other 5 minutes. I'll never buy what they are trying to sell on the contrary.
Comments:5 Replies - Latest reply on 2011-08-02
Posted by Skye on 2011-08-02:
It's not just ABC. All the channels do it. Constant commercial interruptions, and less of the program.

This is why I DVR everything, or catch it later on On Demand, where I can fast forward commercials.

Posted by Anonymous on 2011-08-02:
ABC Family is the worst. They have popups on the bottom of the screen during the show for other shows, and their commercial breaks are long and promote the same shows on ABC Family every commercial break.
Posted by Skye on 2011-08-02:
OMG little, I have not found any channel that does not have those pop ups! Sometimes they are so huge, the take up half of whatever you are trying to watch.

Posted by Anonymous on 2011-08-02:
I know the OP's complaint is about the constant interruptions we see these days on TV (which I agree with), there are two things I'd like to add:

1. You can watch complete episodes of All My Children for free at abc.com.

2. All My Children is migrating to the Web and is destined to make history by doing so:

"The long-running ABC soap opera All My Children two months from tomorrow (7-26-11) will end its run on the network -- and three days after that, thanks to an unprecedented licensing agreement between ABC and the production company Prospect Park, it will enter the history books as the first broadcast television series to move intact from television to the Internet. If AMC succeeds there, either as a free advertiser-supported Web series, or on a pay-per-month or pay-per-view and/or download platform, everything we know about the production, distribution and potential longevity of broadcast and cable programming will likely change forever."

Posted by Venice09 on 2011-08-02:
I'd rather see commercials than pop-ups. Those drive me crazy. It's such a distraction.

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