Thursday, August 30, 2012
TV Networks ranked on LGBT Inclusiveness
GLAAD recently released it's annual report that scores the inclusiveness of what was available last season in its annual report — the Network Responsibility Index.
From GLAAD: "The sixth annual GLAAD Network Responsibility Index (NRI) is an evaluation of the quantity and quality of images of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people during the 2011-2012 television season. GLAAD researched primetime programming on ABC, CBS, The CW, Fox, NBC and 10 cable networks from June 1, 2011 to May 31, 2012. The report is intended to serve as a road map toward increasing fair, accurate, and inclusive LGBT media representations."
None of the networks received an "Excellent" score, though Showtime came the closest with 46% of its original programming being LGBT-inclusive. GLAAD also tracked the cable networks that it said were viewed as consistently conservative — TLC and the History Channel. See how those two networks fared on page 6 and get a look at the major networks on the following pages.
Head over to GLAAD to check out the report.
Posted by Randy Slovacek at 10:18 AM