• Archive for July, 2014

    McDonald’s Sponsors Dating Naked: How About Some Nudity With That Happy Meal?

    by  • July 30, 2014 • Advertiser Accountability, Cable Choice • 6 Comments

    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,...

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    Dating Naked’s Failed First Date

    by  • July 24, 2014 • Misrated, Ratings Reform, Sex • 1 Comment

    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...

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    “Hannibal” and Hypocrites

    by  • July 15, 2014 • Violence • 7 Comments

    Every time anybody criticizes the sexual and violent content so prevalent in the entertainment industry, the consistent refrain from

    nbclogoHollywood 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...

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