Smash, Glee, and Work It: How Did the TV Networks Rank on LGBT Content?

From Smash to Glee and Work It, GLAAD scores how well the TV networks did on being inclusive.

BY Michelle Garcia

August 30 2012 8:40 AM ET

Say Yes to the Dress

Due to views that the networks were highly conservative in their programming, GLAAD performed a full study on LGBT content for History and TLC and came to two different conclusions.


History - "Failing"
379 Total Hours of Prime-Time Programming
12 LGBT-Inclusive Hours (3% or 12 gay, zero lesbian, zero bisexual, and zero transgender)
Inclusive shows: Full Metal Jousting, Top Gear

TLC - "Adequate"
545.5 Total Hours of Prime-Time Programming
110 LGBT-Inclusive Hours (20% or 106 gay, four bisexual, three lesbian, zero transgender)
Inclusive shows: Say Yes to the Dress, Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids Edition, Say Yes to the Dress: Big Bliss, Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta, Brides of Beverly Hills, What Not To Wear, Undercover Princes, Extreme Couponing, Toddlers & Tiaras, My Crazy Obsession, My Collection Obsession, My Strange Addiction, N.Y. Ink, The Next Great Baker, Cake Boss, Livin' for the Apocalypse

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