At midnight tonight, new Federal Communications Commission rules will bar television networks from blasting viewers with excessively loud, screamy commercial breaks.
Adopted a year ago Thursday, the rules "will require commercials to have the same average volume as the programs they accompany," the FCC says. The commission was prompted to action last year when Congress passed the "Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act"—the CALM Act.
So enjoy your sanity and not having that feeling of dread for 2 minutes and 2 seconds four times during "Modern Family".Loud-Ass TV Ads Are About to Be Outlawed
— By Adam Weinstein, Mother Jones