Though last year’s NRI saw the levels of LGBT inclusion on primetime television remaining largely in line with the numbers recorded the year before, this year’s report has found a considerable increase in quantity.
This is particularly true on the broadcast networks, where the four largest (ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC) all posted their highest percentages of LGBT-inclusive primetime programming hours ever. At 42%, Fox also achieved the highest percentage ever recorded for a broadcast network since the report was introduced in 2006.
Overview of Broadcast Network Findings
Fox dropped down to third place, with 176.5 (24%) LGBT inclusive hours out of 722 total. Once again, most of Fox’s inclusive hours were in its comedy programming (59%), with shows like Glee and American Dad.
Broadcast Networks: Quality & Diversity
In assigning grades for this report, GLAAD examines not only the quantity of LGBT-inclusive programming, but also the quality, with diversity being a key factor in the evaluations.
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