Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Number Crunch: TV's LGBTs in 2013-2014

Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Number Crunch: TV's LGBTs in 2013-2014

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The Network Responsibility Index from GLAAD, which rates LGBT content on 15 television networks during 2013-2014, showed more inclusion in TV than in film. Nearly half of MTV's prime-time hours were LGBT-inclusive, Not so the History channel, which received a failing grade. Did they assume we're a recent invention?

(1) Ranking of broadcast networks by LGBT-inclusive prime-time hours

(1) Ranking of broadcast networks by LGBT-inclusive prime-time hours

                          % OF LGBT-
BROADCAST              INCLUSIVE PRIME-
NETWORK     RANKING       TIME HOURS            LGBT HIGHLIGHTS

NBC           GOOD           37%           The Voice, Winter Olympics
                                          recap, America's Got Talent,
                                          The Biggest Loser, American
                                           Dream Builders, Hollywood
                                           Game Night, Sean Saves the
                                          World, Chicago Fire, Dracula

FOX           GOOD           36%          American Idol, So You Think
                                              You Can Dance, Glee,
                                               Brooklyn Nine-Nine

abc           GOOD           34%            Dancing With the Stars,
                                             Modern Family, Grey's
                                          Anatomy, Scandal, Nashville,
                                                    Revenge

CW            GOOD           33%           America's Next Top Model,
                                              Capture, The Vampire
                                          Diaries, The Originals, The
                                                 Carrie Diaries

CBS         ADEQUATE         28%          Big Brother, The Good Wife,
                                            Survivor, Two and a Half
                                              Men, Under the Dome,
                                                   Elementary

(2) Ranking of cable networks by LGBT-inclusive prime-time hours

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