Too Cool for Manners?

TV talk show hosts and guests are rude. Whenever they come back from commercial, they are always chatting it up, having a great time with some private conversation the folks at home can’t hear. It doesn’t bother me that they are laughing at little, secret jokes. But if they were nice and polite,  they would be listening to the band. The audience at home has to watch commercials, and the audience in the studio is paying attention to the rude host and guests, so who is listening to the band?

Why do TV talk shows even have bands if no one is going to listen to them?