Why do companies want us to watch commercials?
So we have interesting 30 second 'movies' to entertain us while the cast of the shows gets ready for the next act. To give our pets something to do while we go to the bathroom. To remind us to eat candy and soda and chips frequently and to let us know that bears are safe and cuddly as long as they have toilet paper to play with.
Because they want you to buy their product, and so they have to tell you all the reasons why you need their stuff
Person with Question
Actually I always wondered the same thing. Commercials have never influenced my buying decisions.