With GLAAD releasing its eighth annual Network Responsibility Index, which grades networks on LGBT content during the 2013-14 television season, there are some standouts and some failures, reports Deadline.com.
The networks that earned a failing score are A&E, History and TNT, the story notes.
NBC ranked as the most inclusive broadcast network, with 37% of prime-time programming including LGBT images, the story says. Fox was in second place, with 36%, which marked a decline of 6% from last year. Cable networks that scored high in the study included MTV and FX, with both having 49% of their prime-time programming including LGBT impressions, the story says.
ABC, The CW, Fox, NBC, FX and Showtime received “good” scores, the piece adds.
The story reports: “GLAAD’s other report released today, titled ‘Where We Are on TV,’ which counts the number of LGBT characters in the 2014-15 television season, found that 3.9% of scripted prime-time broadcast series regulars will be LGBT, up from 3.3% last year but down from the record high of 2012.”
Said GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis: “Television networks are playing a key role in promoting cultural understanding of LGBT lives around the world and are now producing some of the best LGBT-inclusive programming we’ve yet seen.”