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Ads take up 25 mins during hour-long episode of Blue Bloods

TV TIMES: Bully reader NWH Timms writes about his dislike of overuse of ads on TV, while Barry Maslen of Emu Park (pictured) has a list of pet hate ads.
TV TIMES: Bully reader NWH Timms writes about his dislike of overuse of ads on TV, while Barry Maslen of Emu Park (pictured) has a list of pet hate ads. Sharyn Oneill

WHEN you watch commercial television stations, it is very frustrating; you just get interested in commercial ads or a station promo and they stuff it up by putting on the advertised program.

On Channel Ten on Monday night 10/3, the advertised program "Blue Bloods" was from 9.30-10.30pm. Out of this we got 35 minutes of the program and 25 minutes of commercial ads and station promos.

Under Telecommunication regulations governing TV stations there is a set ratio between commercial advertising/station promos and advertised programs. All commercial TV stations abuse these regulations and the relevant ombudsman seems to turn a blind eye. I know these stations' funding comes from advertising, but do they really have to cane the guts out of programs to make a buck?

N W H Timms,

Bungundarra

The Morning Bulletin invited Southern Cross to respond but we did not receive a reply.

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