Did Seven tear us apart with too many ads during INXS show?
DID the Seven Network break the advertising guidelines when they screened their two-hour INXS blockbuster, "Never Tear us Apart" on Sunday night?
Based on the figures from the advertising tracking company Commercial Monitors provided to Fairfax Media, the answer is 'Yes'.
According to the Commercial Industry Code of Practice, updated in July 2013, commercial television networks can show 13 minutes of "non-program" material an hour between 6pm and midnight.
The two-hour "INXS: Never Tear Us Apart" log shows there were 27 minutes and 50 seconds of advertisements, well over the 13 minutes allowed each hour.
Overall there were 36 minutes and 30 seconds of "non-program" material in "INXS: Never Tear Us Apart".