Contempt and Loathing
And we know that most of the music there is of the mass-production type. And that metal is almost completely absent (not that MTV would give much airtime to the likes of Funker Vogt either).
But only recently. I realized how horribly fragmented the however pitiful musical experience is. One can see two, maybe three videos in a row, and then it's advertisements - quite a few minutes of it, and mostly self-referential stuff, ads for other MTV events ad shows.
So just when one starts getting itno the music, it stops to be replaced by something annoying and boring.
I guess it's true that MTV is made for adolescents with the attention span of 15 minutes.