Do you switch television during commerical gaps?

Philippines
July 17, 2009 11:11am CST
If I am watching television, I usually try watching also the advertisements shown during commercial gaps because it can help me monitor the products that are available in the market. But If I notice that the commercial gap is longer than the usual television show that I am watching, I usually switch to other channels to watch other shows and just go back to the previous show once I know the commercial gap is over. What about you guys? Do you channel surf during commercial breaks when you are watching your favorite television shows?
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10 responses
@Rootmere (134)
• United States
17 Jul 09
I don't really watch tv, but I use Hulu.com. They force the commercials on me though, so I kinda have to watch them. Mini intermissions in my eyes, hit up the restroom or grab a snack.
@jessi0887 (2792)
• United States
17 Jul 09
I sometimes just switch around to see what else is on. Also if there is another show on that I absolutely can't miss then I will switch back and forth. Then sometimes I use commercials as opportunities to go to the bathroom, or get a snack, or change laundry up.
• Philippines
17 Jul 09
I agree with you that sometimes, our favorites shows are shown simultaneously on different channels so we tend to switch channels once in a while.
@ggeliee (52)
• Philippines
24 Oct 09
I always do, that's why my sister doesn't want to watch television with me.. She always said that I never got contented on one channel. She can't blame me, coz' commercials now are longer than the show and sometimes the shows I want to watch are showed simultaneously.
• United States
16 Oct 09
Unless I am watching two shows at the same time ,I usually stay on the channel. the only time I change the channel when a commerical I hate airs.
@Elaine77 (315)
• China
21 Jul 09
Hi there, Yes, I do switch TV during CM gaps. Cause there are usually 2 CM gaps during an 40-minutes, a 5-minutes CM then repeat, you'll know what the next product is even the CM is not over. I usually switch for other channal in case more interesting things is going on there.
@ds6413 (2074)
• United States
20 Jul 09
I normally keep the channel on the same channel without switching it.My b/f on the other hand switches the cnannel.We don't fight for the tv but I can tune out the commercials when they come on.If he does switch the channel I try to figure how long it will be before the program will be back on. If I am watching I don't want to miss anything on I will say to keep it on during the commercials.
@lala501 (1533)
• United States
20 Jul 09
No I usually never turn the channel when there is a commercial on. My mom used to do that when I was little and it annoyed me very much. I like seeing the commercials because maybe there is new ones or ones that I just like. I also don't turn the channel when there is a commercial on because I don't know when the show might come back on. I may miss some of the show.
@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
18 Jul 09
Yes if I have some other important tv shows on the other channel that being showed same time with the other one of my favorite...but if there's no time complication then I stayed right where I am focusing and wait till commercial ends...
@stealthy (8188)
• United States
17 Jul 09
I read during the commercials. Once upon a time I used to read during the shows also and was able to follow both but I lost the nack of doing that when I quit for several years when I got reading glasses that were not comfortable and just didn't wear them.
@Reesers (1387)
• United States
17 Jul 09
I do, especially if another show is on that I watch. Even though I'm recording it, I'll flip over to see if anything is going on at the time and then later I can just fast forward through that bit. However, a lot of times both shows will have commercials on at the same time. LOL I also do it a lot when there's a game on. I'll flip over to check the score during commercials.