Consider This List When Holiday Shopping
The Parents Television Council announced the companies that it chose for its annual Best/Worst Advertisers List. The...Read more →
Just a couple of weeks after the Parents Television Council released an eye-opening report on the frequency of adult content — especially sexual innuendo and drug and alcohol references – on ABC’s new Muppets series, ABC has announced major changes are coming.
Deadline reports...Read more →
On Breitbart’s Big Hollywood, PTC’s Melissa Henson tackles what Hollywood gets wrong about family entertainment, using ABC’s The Muppets as the prime example.
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It’s becoming an increasingly common phenomena that networks with uninteresting shows to pedal will try to gin-up interest by giving the show a sleazy, jaw-droppingly inappropriate name. Read more →
The morning of August 26th, television audiences getting their morning news from CBS affiliate WDBJ-TV in Roanoke, VA, were witness to a horrific act of violence...Read more →
1. MTV doesn’t seem to know who their target audience is.
It’s a bit of a jarring juxtaposition to see an image of a fresh-faced, young teen girl still wearing braces in mascara ads right...Read more →
This coming Sunday, MTV will air the 32nd annual Video Music Awards, a program that has become synonymous with controversy.
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Creating wholesome programming that is suitable and entertaining for the whole family seems to have either fallen out of fashion, or else it has become a lost art, like calligraphy or cooperage. There was a time, not long ago, when the television schedule was...Read more →
The advertising mantra since the days of the original Madison Avenue “Mad Men” has been “Sex Sells!” There is mounting evidence that’s not actually true.
Last week researchers at Ohio State University published the results of a meta-analysis of 53 studies comprising 8,489...Read more →
In late June, the USA network premiered Mr. Robot, a dark drama about a young, anti-social cyber security engineer named Elliot Alderson as he struggles with the decision to either join the cold, massive E Corp that was responsible for his father’s death, or Mr. Robot,...Read more →
If there were ever a TV Sponsorship Hall of Shame, the four companies most deserving of recognition would have to be Gap, Red Bull, YUM Brands, T-Mobile.
If there’s a program that other advertisers won’t go near, you can bet one or more of those...Read more →
First Stalker and The Following got the ax, now Hannibal — it’s pretty clear that audiences have little interest in shows that glorify psychopathic killers. And yet the networks keep cranking them out. What gives?
In announcing the cancellation, The Hollywood Reporter...Read more →
If you listen to TV industry executives about what it is that viewers want to see you’d get a picture that’s far different from reality.
A new report released this week by Digitalsmiths reveals that when viewers were asked to list channels they couldn’t live...Read more →
Last week, McDonald’s hired former White House spokesperson Robert Gibbs to act as Global Chief Communications Officer.
PTC Advisory Board Member Gary Lesser sent a letter to Gibbs, reminding him of the strong stance the administration he once represented took against sexual assault on college...Read more →
In honor of the PTC’s 20th anniversary and of Mother’s Day, we present, in no particular order, the 20 top broadcast TV moms of the last 20 years.
TV moms have changed over the decades. On television today we seldom see the idealized mothers of generations past; whose hair was always perfectly coiffed, whose clothes...Read more →
The Parents Television Council responded to today’s FCC announcement that it has fined CBS affiliate WDBJ-TV in Roanoke, VA, $325,000 for violating the broadcast indecency law.
“On behalf of our members, and indeed on behalf of millions of Americans across our nation...Read more →
Is it possible that “Sex Box” is on the way out?
WE tv hasn’t announced plans to pull the program yet, but it has been moved out of the primetime line-up and dropped into a midnight time slot where it will have only a fraction...Read more →
Hook-up culture is having its moment on cable television.
In just a few days, VH1 will be rolling-out Walk of Shame Shuttle, essentially Taxi Cab Confessions for the basic cable tier; a reality series in which a drivers pick up young adults after a one-night-stand...Read more →
If you are accustomed to watching the TODAY show while you’re getting your kids ready for school in the morning, you got a heavy dose of BDSM (Bondage, Domination, Sadism, Masochism) with your Wheaties last week.
50 Shades of Grey is opening in theaters this...Read more →
Which Super Bowl ads do you find yourself sharing with your Facebook friends and family? Or talking about at work the next day? Or watching over and over again on You Tube? Like most people, I expect they are the ads that tug at your heartstrings,...Read more →
This week, fast-food behemoth McDonald’s announced a new strategy to move its marketing in a more positive direction. We can’t help but wonder if this new direction might not have been prompted, at least in part, by the PTC’s repeated calls over the past...Read more →
Today The Parents Television Council released its annual list of “Best and Worst TV Advertisers,” which catalogues companies based on the television content they chose to underwrite with their media dollars over the past year.
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Here is my challenge to you. Tomorrow night when the neighborhood children come trick-or-treating at your door, keep a tally of how many of those children are dressed as one of the characters from the Disney film Frozen, then post the number in the comments...Read more →
Earlier this week, the entertainment news show Entertainment Tonight addressed the increasingly risqué sexual content on television. PTC President Tim Winter was invited on to share the concerns and frustrations felt by millions of parents across the country at prime-time television’s increasing hostility to family audiences....Read more →