Of Broadcast Networks, the CW held on to the top-spot with 33% LGBT-inclusive primetime programming hours. Perhaps surprising to some, Fox came in second at 29%, and both networks earned a “Good” from GLAAD this year.
ABC stuck at third place with 23% of its primetime hours featuring LGBTs. This got ABC a “Good” rating because of the strong quality of LGBT images. It should be noted, however, that the network broadcast the greatest total number of LGBT-inclusive hours (253).
Last and most certainly least is CBS with just 10% of LGBT-inclusive hours in its primetime programming. However, while CBS got a “Failing” score last year, it has at least managed to scrape an “Adequate” this time around. Still, must do better.
Over to Cable Networks, where we’re seeing a wash of “Goods” for Showtime (37%), TNT (33%), HBO (31%), Lifetime (31%), AMC (29%), and Syfy (22%).
There was some positive news where the USA network is concerned. Last year it got a big Fail for having just 4% of its primetime hours containing LGBT themes. This year USA’s score jumped to 18%, which scrapes the network an “Adequate.”
Trailing way behind, is A&E (5%) and TBS (5%).
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