Two episodes in, and VH1 is still struggling to find an audience for its much-ballyhooed foray into the naked reality show genre, Dating Naked.
In fact, ratings were so low for episode 2, that it didn’t even break the top 100 cable shows for the week, though reruns of the 16-year-old sitcom Seinfeld did,...Read more →
Calling the current marketplace “anti-competitive and anti-consumer,” one cable company has asked the FCC for Cable Choice.Read more →
It has often been said that Hollywood is out of ideas. And even on the rare occasions when a network comes up with something truly original, the other networks trip all over themselves trying to follow suit.
Spurred on by comparative success of Discovery’s “Naked and Afraid,” TheWrap reports that broadcast and cable programming executives...Read more →
Enough Is Enough (EIE) is a non-profit organization which works to make the Internet safer for children and families. Read more →
We are very pleased to report that as of yesterday, INSP network, a PTC Seal of Approval recipient and “home to millions of Americans who cherish and embrace positive entertainment,” has been reinstated on DirecTV!
You may recall that back in January, DirecTV dropped INSP while cynically...Read more →
Ordinarily, a parent would think that a new TV program based in a comic book universe would be a welcome addition to the prime time line up. It might even be the type of show that the whole family could watch together, right?
Despite some requisite concerns...Read more →
A wave of mergers is causing media companies to get bigger — to the detriment of consumers. Read more →
Every time anybody criticizes the sexual and violent content so prevalent in the entertainment industry, the consistent refrain from
Hollywood is that it’s “all about the money,” or network executives simply “give the public what it wants to see.” At the PTC, we spend a good...Read more →
Much has been said and written about the broadcast networks’ perceived need to compete with cable as a justification for pushing the boundaries on broadcast television. Most recently, NBC Entertainment division chairman Bob Greenblatt spoke of the challenges broadcasters face in trying to compete...Read more →
This week, the PTC encouraged members to file indecency complaints with the Federal Communications Commission about graphic sexual content in the new CBS show, Reckless. There’s simply no question that type of material is inappropriate for the public airwaves at the times we know...Read more →
A recent experiment performed on Facebook users demonstrated once again that what people see in media influences their thoughts and reactions.Read more →
The new series follows eight exceptionally gifted children on their remarkable journeys to become successful artists in dance, music, vocal performance and more.Read more →
The Miley Cyrus: Bangerz Tour aired on NBC last night, and perhaps not surprisingly, the viewing public yawned. In fact, the s
pecial had fewer viewers than any other show in its timeslot. There are likely a number of reasons for the low rating of the show,...Read more →
In 2012, MTV sent out a reality show casting call for young adults “who are ready to LOSE YOUR VIRGINITY!” Outrage greeted the announcement, and MTV scrapped the show before it aired. Now, MTV is trying the same premise again.Read more →
Earlier this week, the PTC encouraged NBC to edit or not air altogether a Miley Cyrus concert special set to air this coming Sunday evening. To be sure, Cyrus has become a problematic figure for parents of teens who may have grown up on...Read more →