Have not watched much tv since NS days. At times i find it annoying with the noise from tv when parents are watching. I'm rather appalled that commercials take up around 25% in a 1 hour drama slot. Likewise for cartoons that i watched on youtube to relive my childhood days the ad time is around 8mins for a 30min cartoon - that's also around a quarter.
Actual part of show is even less if taking in the opening & ending songs/credits. Throwing away around 25% of our life in an hour of tv watching due to ads is too much.
Why not use your watch's stopwatch function & verify how many % of your life is wasted on commercial breaks for a typical show/movie?