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Too many adverts on TV and radio

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I don’t have a TV and there is a very good reason for that.  Apart from the mindless dribble that one has to endure and the prohibitive cost of the television license, there appears to be an endless stream of adverts to contend with these days!  I understand that television programming has to be paid for somehow, but must we endure nearly half a dozen advert sequences in every TV show.

I happened to spend some time watching television over the Christmas holidays.  One show that we watched was called CSI (crime scene investigation) or something along those lines.  Anyway, the programme was only about three quarters of an hour in length and just as I was getting into it, there would be YET ANOTHER commercial break.

It’s extremely irritating, especially as it’s the same adverts again and again!  Why do we have to have a commercial break every ten minutes?  Surely just once or twice would have been enough.  TV commercials are okay in small doses, but it’s really something else when the adverts are almost as long as the show itself!

Car radio, too many adverts on the radio Adverts on the radio really grate on my nerves as well.  I often listen to the local stations for traffic reports and a bit of music on the way to work in the morning.  Unfortunately, you have to put up with these stupid jingles and adverts that seem to be even more frequent than TV ads! around.

Also, there seems to be a lot less variety with the radio adverts; it’s the same one again and again.  I have heard this particular Freelander Disovery advert so many times that I can almost recite it word for word!  Add to this the complete tripe that some of the morning DJ’s spout out, it’s really no wonder than a lot of people switch off and play a CD instead.


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Albert Hall.

Albert Hall.

Has Covid Covidson been in lately?
25/07 Albert Hall.
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Neepsy Hardcastle

Neepsy Hardcastle

That Dominic Cummings is a real 5hithead I reckon!!
21/07 Neepsy Hardcastle
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Orson Manitoba

Orson Manitoba

Thanks Ars, one of the problems I read was that the music companies got rid of a lot of A & R people, you had to get past them with your music before you could get any further, nearly all of the pop music you hear today would not have got past them, hence the total garbage you hear today, thank God for the 60s,70s and 80s!!
21/07 Orson Manitoba
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Ars

Ars

Orson, I agree. Too much rap music on adverts. Another worst advert nominee, that SumUp ad.
10/07 Ars
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Orson Manitoba

Orson Manitoba

See that RAP music? The letter "C" is missing from the front!!!! What complete idiot ever allowed that ***** to be played anywhere?
10/07 Orson Manitoba
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Jeremiah windbag

Jeremiah windbag

That Domino's yodelling pizza and is the worst piece of SHIT in a long time, they must be desperate because it's on far too fucking often too!!
30/06 Jeremiah windbag
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Hossmucker Broon

Hossmucker Broon

Ars I agree, that ad is total 5hit, I have complained to Domino's, can't believe that Domino's senior management previewed that ad and gave it the go ahead,ad agencies are no cleverer than anyone else.
29/06 Hossmucker Broon
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Ars

Ars

Nominee for the worst ad on tv. That yodeling Domino's advert. STFU.
12/06 Ars
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Inky Inkybot

Inky Inkybot

I hate the amount of tv ads, who is the person who runs this site?? He seems to delete or not allow people to post things he doesnt agree with.
09/06 Inky Inkybot
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Timmy

Timmy

The advertising industry is beneath contempt, making a mint of cash on the back of puerile facile crap that is worse that a wart on the arse of society. Those responsible for this utter garbage invading our existence should die a death of a thousand cuts.
15/05 Timmy
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Jimbobjimmy

Jimbobjimmy

Too many stupid adverts on TV. Having to pay a license fee is bad enough but to have to endure at least six adverts between the programes you want to watch makes me want to give up TV altogether and find something useful to do instead!
07/05 Jimbobjimmy
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Dildo Watkinson

Dildo Watkinson

Hideous amount of ads on tv these days.
30/04 Dildo Watkinson
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Norman419

Norman419

The worst thing for me is the amount of lying adverts about battery powered vehicles, the 'persuaded' us to go from paper bag to plastic and look at the damage that has done, now they want everything to be battery powered, I have worked with many forms of batteries from 1958 and I have seen the damage they do, both physically and environmentally, I feel so sorry fro all the grandchildren as they get older
24/04 Norman419
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Billy Strapieon

Billy Strapieon

Please contact Joxford Bags urgently!!!!!
16/04 Billy Strapieon
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Sorebum the Greek.

Sorebum the Greek.

There are definitely FAR too many ads on tv.
30/03 Sorebum the Greek.
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