Fox Television Network and the Fox News Channel run the most commercials time per hour among the respective broadcast and cable network categories. With results from iSpot.tv, the Fox TV Network averaged 15 minutes and 4 minutes in the first quarter of 2015. Fox News Channel was at 16:52 — the most of any cable network (and all networks overall). Fox News has been posting soaring viewership due to the presidential election news/campaigns.
Americans spend more than one-fifth of their time watching traditional TV — and a lot of ads, as a result. Adding to this increased ad exposure is the fact that the number of commercial minutes each hour has increased year-over-year on broadcast television, according to Nielsen’s annual Advertising and Audiences report. In the past five-year period, despite network television’s climb, cable leads with 15 minutes and 38 seconds of commercial time during each hour on average in 2013, compared to network TV’s 14 minutes and 15 seconds.