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GLAAD's Network Responsibility Index 2014

GLAAD's Network Responsibility Index 2014

The Network Responsibility Index rates LGBT content on 15 networks during the 2013-2014 TV season that wrapped earlier this year.

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For the first time in the Network Responsibility Index, three different networks earned "Excellent" grades in the same year: ABC Family, HBO, and MTV. The grades of Excellent, Good, Adequate, or Failing are awarded based on the quality, diversity, and relative quantity of LGBT representations in each network's original programming. This is the second "Excellent" grade for both ABC Family and MTV.

  • Excellent: ABC Family, HBO, MTV
  • Good: ABC, The CW, FOX, NBC, FX, Showtime
  • Adequate: CBS, TLC, USA
  • Failing: A&E, History, TNT

GLAAD is officially announcing that, moving forward, networks must feature significant transgender content in their original programming in order to receive a grade of "Excellent" in the NRI.

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GLAAD’s annual TV reports not only propel national conversations about LGBT representation, but inform GLAAD’s own advocacy within the television industry.  GLAAD uses this yearly data to create a clearer picture of the stories and images being presented by television networks, and to encourage networks to include diverse LGBT representations within them. The next NRI and Where We Are on TV will be released in 2015.