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Postby rebapuck » Sun Mar 15, 2015 1:14 am

So, I'm watching Sister Act 2 on BET and I keep thinking "Boy, that's a long commercial break". I started timing them. Movie ran for about 15 minutes with 10-14 minute breaks. Isn't there a law that says for every 30 minute show, there must be 22 minutes of actual show? Is it different for movies?
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Re: Commercial Break

Postby lrrowe » Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:32 am

I am not knowledgeable about the rules, but that is why almost 90% of my TV watching is done from taped shows on my DVR.....a wonderful piece of technology.
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Re: Commercial Break

Postby jstrubberg » Tue Mar 17, 2015 4:18 pm

I think the current "law" is 17 minutes of programming for 30 minutes of air time.

And it's not a "law" in the sense than someone can be arrested for violating it. It's the standard agreement that a broadcaster signs with a show to insure that the program will be attractive to the viewing public.
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Re: Commercial Break

Postby rebapuck » Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:28 pm

Well, none of the breaks I timed were less than 10 minutes.
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Commercial Break

Postby GerryS » Wed Mar 18, 2015 4:21 am

There's a reason why television is gasping for breath....
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