HBO had the highest score among 15 networks for its representation of gay characters last season the Associated Press reports, citing a report released today.
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation’s third annual Network Responsibility Index found that of HBO’s 14 original prime-time series, 10 included content reflecting the lives of gay, bisexual and transgender people. That was good for 42% of the network’s programming hours, in series including "True Blood," "Entourage" and "The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency."
NBC and CBS only included them in 8 percent and 5 percent, respectively, of prime-time hours, the report said.
For the report, GLAAD reviewed all prime-time programming on the five major networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and the CW) and 10 prominent cable networks from June 1, 2008, to May 31, 2009, the AP said.