• Archive for October, 2013

    Profiting Off Violence

    by  • October 11, 2013 • Advertiser Accountability, Violence, Worst Cable Show of the Week • 9 Comments

    If you were to check Harley-Davidson’s investors from the past three months, you would find a rather noticeable increase in stock since the season 6 premiere of Sons of Anarchy in September.

    I know what you’re thinking: a motorcycle company advertising on a show that’s about a motorcycle gang makes sense.  But when according to...

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    Indecent “NickMom” Devastates Nick Jr. Network

    by  • October 10, 2013 • Broadcast Decency, Ratings Reform, Sex • 14 Comments

    Last October, Nick Jr. – a pay-TV network which billed itself as a “safe, educational place” for kids ages 2-6 – introduced its NickMom programming block, featuring references to genitalia, sex, drinking, and other inappropriate content. A year later, Nick Jr. is reaping what it sowed: plummeting viewership — and revenue.

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    “Golden Age of TV” Is a Myth

    by  • October 10, 2013 • Television • 0 Comments

    The Hollywood insiders who are pushing “dark” and “edgy” dramas containing ever-more graphic sex, violence, and language love to claim that, as a result, TV is now experiencing some kind of “golden age.” But when it comes to programs most Americans actually watch – especially comedies – this is a lie.

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    License and Licentiousness

    by  • October 9, 2013 • Sex • 3 Comments

    If it’s there, there must be a demand for it, right?

    How many times have you heard that, or similar arguments, offered as justification for the purely gratuitous flesh parade that is network and cable television today? “They’re just providing what the market wants!” “If people didn’t watch, it wouldn’t be there!”

    Baloney.

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