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How long is a 60 minute television show after commercials?

I know it differs but typically how much time is spent on commercials? I am noticing shows are having a commercial break, coming back for less than a minute then having another commercial break.

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Asked by staciandababy at 1:11 PM on Nov. 2, 2013 in Entertainment

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  • Avg is about 42-49 minutes.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 1:13 PM on Nov. 2, 2013

  • Around 45 min

    Answer by 3libras at 1:24 PM on Nov. 2, 2013

  • we only do Netflix (no cable) and hour long shows are around 45 minutes long

    Answer by okmanders at 1:32 PM on Nov. 2, 2013

  • I was going to say about 40 minutes. I think it depends on what show, it's popularity and what time it's on. Also, network can probably make a bit of a difference.

    Answer by QuinnMae at 2:15 PM on Nov. 2, 2013

  • this is why I DVR almost everything, about 45 minutes, unless it is HBO!

    Answer by 2kids2dogs2cats at 2:31 PM on Nov. 2, 2013

  • My guess is approximately 35 minutes. for an hour show.

    Answer by Dardenella at 3:29 PM on Nov. 2, 2013

  • 42-43 minutes is the average for scripted series like Law & Order.

    Answer by tessiedawg at 3:37 PM on Nov. 2, 2013

  • I know that even with having to watch the ads on fast-forward, I can watch an hour show in 45 minutes.

    Answer by SWasson at 3:40 PM on Nov. 2, 2013

  • Probably around 40 minutes long.

    Answer by louise2 at 3:53 PM on Nov. 2, 2013

  • Well I know this because I tape shows and watch them when I'm on my treadmill. A one hour show is 40 minutes long without commercials. So I usually do the treadmill for 40 minutes.

    Answer by GarysWife1991 at 4:21 PM on Nov. 2, 2013

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