NEW YORK (AP) - The advocacy group GLAAD has given the CW network high marks among broadcasters for its portrayal of gay and lesbian characters. The group also gave a favorable rating to cable networks Showtime, ABC Family, TNT and HBO.
The study tracked gay-and-lesbian-inclusive hours in prime-time programming on 10 major cable networks as well as the five major broadcast outlets.
Behind broadcast front-runner CW were ABC and Fox. NBC was ranked fourth, with CBS in last place, according to the study released Thursday by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.
Among the year's highlights, GLAAD cited the participation of transgender activist Chaz Bono on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."