Ads are the most anoying thing to me when watching a TV program, but I didn't realise until the other day just how much time they are reducing the length of TV programs. I bought season one of 24 to watch for the first time recently. Loved it, so bought 2 and 3 the day after finishing it. Season one box has only about ten minutes of extras on it. Full runing is 1041 mins. Season two has documentories, featurettes and deleted scenes. Full running time is 1013 mins. Season three claims to have hours of extras and full running time is 1006 mins. Is this a sign of how bad things are going to get? Will programs eventually be scheduled around adverts? Will we soon be able to sit down and watch a full season on DVD in one easy sitting? Are ads more important as an income to tv stations than making and selling a good quality hour long program?