I really try to get up and get moving during the commercials. Lets face it there are so many of them you can get quite a bit achieved during the breaks.
I make cups of tea, take the dog to the toilet, check an email, or whatever else tempts me during this time off from my show!.
I probably VHS tape 99% of TV programmes, just so I can 'FF' through adverts. which now come in blocks of TEN to TWELVE AT A TIME! Total @&$-!
It's very rarely I watch a tv show 'live' at time it's aired!
I don't mind tv ads when I am watching my fave shows and I am not interested in other any show on at the same time. But if I am interested in shows on other stations at the same time, I will switch over and hope I won't get an ad on the other channel as well. But there usually is an ad thats when they annoy me. Some are very bad but a few are really enjoyable. They dont worry me like they worry others these days. My husband is one who hates ads and constantly wants to mute them at least. And actually I think they are worse on catch up on the tv when you can't fast forward or switch the channels.
I..Mute, mute, & mute them! If my husband is in the room, he’ll un-mute when the ads have finished, so I can go & start the washing up, or put on a load of wishing, or look at my e-mails, while waiting for the show to restart.
At the moment, while writing this, I have the same 4 ads on my laptop page, from a travel firm.
Since finding this question again, our mute button has now stopped working, so my husband now changes the channel & I leave the room! if we want to speak to each other in the ad brake, he has to turn the tv off!