15 Cable / Broadcast Network Stations and How Much of Their Programming is LGBT Inclusive in 2009


(ref: Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation)

The GLAAD Network Responsibility Index evaluates the quantity and quality of images of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people on television. Based on GLAAD’s 2009 report, below is a list of cable and network broadcast stations sorted according to the percentage of programming hours showing LGBT people and themes in a positive light.

1. HBO 42%
+16% over 2007-2008
2. Showtime 26%
3. ABC 24%
4. The CW 20%
5. TNT 19%
+18% over 2007-2008
6. MTV 17%
7. Lifetime 14%
8. FX 13%
9. USA 12%
10. Fox 11%
+7% over 2007-2008
11. Sci Fi 8%
12. NBC 8%
+2% over 2007-2008
13. CBS 5%
-4% over 2007-2008
14. A&E 1%
14. TBS 1%

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) is dedicated to promoting and ensuring fair, accurate and inclusive representation of people and events in the media as a means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation. Please consider supporting their work.

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