Friday, October 11, 2013

2013 GLAAD TV Reports

GLAAD released their annual reports this morning on the visibility and place of GLBT characters in the past and upcoming television seasons respectively. The Hollywood Reporter summarised the statistics in their article below and while it was good to see so may networks given "good" ratings for last season, the percentage of GLBT characters this season was surprisingly low:

Variety also covered the release and highlighted an interesting point from GLAAD's associate director of entertainment media, Matt Kane, who noted that American TV Shows are broadcast all over the world and subsequently have the potential to influence views abroad. I'm not sure what the exact proportion of American programming to British programming is on British TV but I can definitely say that it feels like it has a significant presence and almost everyone I know back home includes American shows amongst their favourites, so the potential to influence views is definitely there. (

If you'd like to read more the original reports can be downloaded here:

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