, Blogger: Orry's Orations
This is spreading, I've noticed. Old timers remember when a 30 minute show was 29 minutes. It's shrunk significantly over the years, just like the hour show that was 59 minutes is down to what, 42 minutes? I first really took note of the 5 minute break with Bravo TV. They do it regularly. My remote control jumps ahead in 5 minute segments and I've noted that I miss just about 30 seconds on channels like Food Network now too. So the latest situation I've noticed is the syndicated Judge Judy. They now have a full 5 minute ad block. Sometimes it has a 30 second plug for the series, but there isn't any content. Insanity.