The reason there are so many commercials is because there are so many providers. We will never again see audiences like were experienced before cable, and the other channels, flooded the network. Stations earn their revenue based of advertising rates based on viewership. A hit show could garner 20-30 million viewers in the 1960's while today 6-10 is about tops. The stations need to run more commercials to make up for diminishing audience size. It is possible to have too much choice for our own good.
Make sure brain is engaged BEFORE putting mouth in gear.