Contact Us

Dear Television: Here’s Why You Suck

I’ve about had it with regular broadcast television, especially the local channels. They no longer have any respect for the viewers at all. 

Here’s the problem. Ads and promos in the left hand corner of the screen. If I’m mentally invested in a t.v.. show, I don’t want these pain in the rear distractions coming up. I “paid” for my programming by sitting through the last commercial break. When it’s severe weather season it’s even worse because the bottom right of your screen is covered up too. Sometimes they even run a scroll between the two causing further distractions. Now television broadcasters will tell you that they put these ads on the screen to combat dvrs (because you won’t fast forward through the program). It really doesn’t matter to me. They can try to get more people to see their ads, but it’s going to mean less people watching over all if they don’t knock it off.

It all strikes me as greed, plain and simple. They knew how much commercial time that show had included in it when they put it on air. If they can’t get all the messages in that break, then they’re poor businesspeople and they should move on and let the next guy try running the property.

What the advertisers need to know is, this is television spam. It’s garbage advertising just like on the internet. You will NEVER get any of my business from sponsoring these “Countdowns to Kickoff” or whatever that keep appearing on screen. I won’t participate in the charities that take advantage of my time like this, and I sure as heck won’t watch more t.v. shows on a channel that keeps interrupting t.v. shows with these ads.

Best of KFMX

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for THE BOMB SQUAD quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive THE BOMB SQUAD contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.