Inundated with commercials

I have been noticing for awhile now that the few times I watch TV there are more and more commercials. I will never understand why we have to see commercials on paid cable TV at all and to have as many as they do now makes me a bit miffed.

The other night I was watching one of the few programs I watch on a regular basis, I noticed they seemed to be showing more commercials than program.

I decided I would count the commercials. After 3 to 5 minutes of the program each time they would show either 6 or 9 commercials. They were actually taking up more time with commercials than with the program.

For several weeks I have only watched my local news long enough to see the weather. After seeing so may commercials during the above mentioned program, I decided to watch the whole hour of my local news and count the commercials.

During 57 minutes of what was supposed to be news, weather and sports they showed 33 commercials and 9 political ads. At one point they showed 10 commercials before going back to the news, the other times they showed 6 commercials or 3 commercials and 3 political ads.

It turns out that right now I am paying my provider money to watch commercials more than programs. That is just wrong in my opinion.