Federal Communications Commission to outlaw loud TV ads Thursday at midnight

Published On: Dec 12 2012 08:38:51 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 12 2012 09:39:04 PM EST

Do you ever find yourself reaching for the remote when a commercial comes on because it's overwhelmingly loud? Well, reach for the remote no more.

Starting at 12:00 a.m. Thursday, December 13, new Federal Communications Commission rules will stop television networks from blaring the loud commercials.

The rules, which were adopted a year ago on Thursday, requires commercials to have the same average volume as the programs they accompany.

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