• Sex and Violence Are Bad for Media Business

    by  • November 4, 2015 • Advertiser Accountability, Sex, Violence • 2 Comments


    The entertainment industry believes that the gorier and more sexually explicit a program is, the more viewers it attracts. But advertisers who sponsor violent or sexually explicit programming are actually hurting their bottom line.

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    Tim Winter is president of the Parents Television Council. He has more than 20 years in broadcasting, cable, internet and new media technologies, along with a law degree.

    2 Responses to Sex and Violence Are Bad for Media Business

    1. Barbara DeVinney
      November 7, 2015 at 7:57 am

      My husband and I are so frustrated with the awful programming today that we actually boycott the advertisers for the programs. There is enough violence, rapes, etc. without glorifying it more and more. It has gotten to the point that the only programs we watch are PBS, Animal planet, some History channel. We have decided to watch tv less and read more.

    2. B Smith
      November 6, 2015 at 8:43 am

      Yes, I made a mistake, my friends were raving about Game of Thrones, so I took out the first few shows from Netflix, turned it off after 10 minutes. My husband asked me about it because some of his friends were raving about it, I told him don’t pay attention its the most vulgar and violent series. I sent an email to my friend who liked it and told her how vulgar and violent I found it. I think she backed down, her daughter likes it so that’s why she was watching it. YIKES, who are these Hollywood types that are corrupting our entire society with this vulgar trash as entertainment. I guess they get excited about power and violence. Give me Perry Mason any day, but this stuff turn the channel! Better yet cut the cord! I did.

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