American Broadcasting Company did it again!
For two years in a row ABC has topped GLAAD’s list of the most queer inclusive network and cable channels. FX came in second, while basically every other channel received big, fat failing marks:
At the other end of the scale, NBC, Fox, A&E, Spike, TBS, USA Network and TNT all received fail grades from the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD).
ABC — led by “Brothers & Sisters,” “Desperate Housewives” and “Ugly Betty” — was given a grade of “good,” with the highest score among broadcasters. The report said 24% of ABC’s programming hours was considered inclusive. The report praised “Brothers & Sisters” in particular for portraying the first gay marriage on television.
Isn’t it a bit sad that 24% inclusivity counts as “good?”
In compiling their data, GLAAD staffers watched 4,911 hours of prime time television, which sounds as blissful as it does boring. Meanwhile, NBC and Fox, which scored 6 and 4 percent, respectively, slipped in the rankings from last year. Gotta get some queers, kids!