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Press Release

VH1 Cancels Explicit “Dating Naked” Reality Show

By End of Season 3, More Than 90% of Shows Corporate Advertisers Were Gone, According to PTC Data

By: Kelly Oliver

Release Date: 4/14/2017

LOS ANGELES (April 14, 2017) – The Parents Television Council lauded the news that VH1 canceled “Dating Naked,” the reality dating show where strangers go on blind dates completely naked. The program was full of graphic nudity and explicit dialogue, yet was rated by VH1 as being appropriate for children.

“We aggressively called out every corporate sponsor of ‘Dating Naked,’ telling them in no uncertain terms that by choosing to spend advertising dollars on that program, they were deliberately aligning their corporate values with the values of that show. By the end of the season more than 90% of the show’s corporate advertisers were gone – proving once again that without advertising dollars, television networks cannot afford to keep harmful content on the air. This is a victory for everyone who spoke out about the harmful content of ‘Dating Naked,’” said PTC President Tim Winter.

The Parents Television Council® (www.parentstv.org) is a non-partisan education organization advocating responsible entertainment. It was founded in 1995 to ensure that children are not constantly assaulted by sex, violence and profanity on television and in other media.

This national grassroots organization has more than 1.4 million members, and works with television producers, broadcasters, networks and sponsors in an effort to stem the flow of harmful and negative messages targeted to children.

The PTC™ also works with elected and appointed government officials to enforce broadcast decency standards. Most importantly, the PTC produces critical research and publications documenting the dramatic increase in sex, violence and profanity in entertainment. This information is provided free of charge so parents can make informed viewing choices for their own families.

Visit the new PTC Watchdog Blog at www.parentstv.org/blog.

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To speak with a representative from the Parents Television Council, please contact Kelly Oliver at (703) 307-9404 or email at kelly@kellyoliverpr.com.