Every year, GLAAD does a study to see which of the networks and primary cable channels portray lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender characters. Last year, MTV became the first channel to win GLAAD’s “Excellent” rating; this year, ABC Family became the second, with 55 of its 103 hours of original programming including LGBT imagery.
Among the broadcast networks, The CW is tops with 33 percent LGBT-inclusive programming, followed by Fox (29 percent) and ABC (23 percent). Bringing up the rear is CBS with only 10 percent of LGBT-inclusive programming, receiving an “Adequate” this year, up from its “Failing” score last year.
Among the cable networks, ABC Family is followed by Showtime (37 percent), TNT (33 percent), HBO (31 percent), Lifetime (31 percent), AMC (29 percent), and Syfy (22 percent), which all received “Good” ratings. Like CBS, USA jumped from “Failing” to “Adequate” after upping its LGBT-friendly hours from 4 to 18. Failing cable networks were A&E and TBS. [TV Guide]
Good for GLAAD. I’m all for American TV representing American society. Except for fat and ugly people. Get back in your holes, uggos and fatties!