15% Increase in the amount given by the average taxpayer to the IRS this year, to $1,563
4% Increase in the number of refunds given last year
20% Decrease in the number of audits
15 min. 44 sec. Duration of commercials in the average hour of prime-time television in 1998, up 25 sec. from 1997
19 min. 13 sec. Duration of commercials per hour of ABC's sitcom Sports Night, a prime-time record
21 min. Duration of commercials per hour of ABC's daytime soap All My Children
44th Position at which the National Review placed owner William F. Buckley's God &...