I am an unabashed TV junkie. I live in Ohio and enjoy photography and being outdoors (which makes TV watching a challenge!) I have recently become hooked playing Ingress, which also chews up some of my valuable TV watching time.
This show is slowing to a crawl.
What a stupid episode. No background check on clients that want you to commit felonies? Bah!
I didn't see that ending coming.
I remember owning a ReplayTV in the early 2000s. It had a commercial skipping mode that worked poorly, so instead I used the convenient 30 second skip button that made replaying network shows easy.
We have all seen slick advertising within the context of a show, where a character is driving a Ford and comments on some new whiz bang feature that has little to do with the story line. Maybe we will see more of that. But I agree that there will be more explicit banner or animated screen overlay advertising coming our way that you cannot escape by fast forwarding.
I also wouldn't be surprised if some of this "extra" time per hour is used for Network promos/previews, news updates, or similar ideas.