Report: Some Major Advertisers Say They Won’t Advertise Again on TLC’s ’19 Kids and Counting’

May 26, 2015  •  Post A Comment

With child molestation allegations swirling around Josh Duggar, some major advertisers reportedly say they will no longer advertise in the program featuring the Duggar family, TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting.”

Currently TLC is not running any reruns of the series. However, the network, part of Discovery Communications, has not said whether it will renew the show for another season, or whether it will air reruns in the future.

TMZ reports that the companies who have said they will not air in the show if it comes back on the air are General Mills, Payless ShoeSource and Choice Hotels.

The reports notes: “Several customers voiced complaints to Payless and the company responded by saying, ‘Our ads ran during this show as part of a larger buy w/ TLC. We are taking steps to have them removed from future episodes.’ Choice Hotels said, ‘We have decided to remove our advertising from the show.’

“Walgreens, another major advertiser with TLC, posted a response saying that they were continuing to monitor the situation.”


  1. Frankly, I’m surprised so many advertisers were willing to support a show the featured — and promoted — the QuiverFull cult. Their extreme views, especially toward women, are closer to the Taliban than they are traditional American beliefs of equality and opportunity.

    With the demise of Honey Boo-Boo, this is two freak shows removed from the television landscape. Unfortunately that leaves dozens of faux reality shows still polluting the airwaves. More’s the pity.

  2. TLC once stood for The Learning Channel. Now I think it means: Tons of Lousy Crap.

    You think that TLC will Learn something from Boo Boo and the Duggars? Like, maybe, stop glamorizing inbreds, morons and child abusers?

    Nah. There’s money in it!

  3. Please reconsider advertising on the “19 Kids and Counting”!!! The people who are complaining more than likely aren’t even true fans! People who enjoy the show are people like me. Christians who understand that we are all sinners and we choose to forgive! Thank you!

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