• VH1 Cancels Explicit Reality Show Dating Naked

    by  • April 14, 2017 • Advertiser Accountability, Cable Choice, Sex • 8 Comments


    By the end of season 3, more than 90% of the program’s corporate advertisers were gone, according to PTC data.

    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.



    8 Responses to VH1 Cancels Explicit Reality Show Dating Naked

    1. sara
      May 10, 2017 at 7:05 pm

      I may complain about wanting certain shows cancelled

      (namely cartoons like Family Guy, The Simpsons, Fairly Odd Parents, SpongeBob SquarePants, South Park, etc and live-action shows like Law & Order:SVU, Days of our Lives, Grey’s Anatomy, Criminal Minds, American Horror Story, etc)

      but now I realize that Dating Naked is the show TRULY deserving of cancellation!

      The reason why the shows I listed above are still around is because people see value in them

      (some less than others **coughCriminalMindscough** **coughAHScough**)

      What possible value could there be with a show about couples who go on dates completely naked?

      People think that The Simpsons and SpongeBob have value because they redefined cartoons

      Likewise with Grey’s Anatomy, Law & Order, and Days of our Lives redefining soap operas/dramas

      The only thing Dating Naked redefined was trash TV!

    2. moax429
      April 17, 2017 at 7:46 pm

      Best news I’ve heard all day. Thanks, PTC!

      (A donation is on its way.)

    3. Bobby
      April 15, 2017 at 12:32 am


    4. Jonathan
      April 14, 2017 at 6:51 pm

      Congrats on aggressively censoring another show that you don’t like.

      • anonymous
        April 17, 2017 at 3:40 pm

        poor baby

      • Bobby
        April 18, 2017 at 12:31 am

        It is a trashy show

      • Phillip
        April 19, 2017 at 9:16 pm

        Stop crying “censorship”. Nobody was watching Dating Naked and advertisers don’t advertise their products on low-rated shows. That’s what drove Dating Naked to cancellation. I’d wish people like you would stop crying censorship every a TV show gets cancelled.

      • starcrunch061
        May 4, 2017 at 4:07 pm

        Late to the party, but ummm, the PTC isn’t “censoring” anything. Advertisers pulled their dollars, and the show was canceled.

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