To quote Andrea Bocelli, it may be time to say goodbye for The Playboy Club!
Back in July, the Parents Television Council (PTC) called for NBC affiliates to NOT air The Playboy Club because it "glorifies and glamorizes" the pornography industry.
Then things got even worse for NBC's controversial new show when it premiered to weak ratings, with only 5 million people tuning in!
Now that the ratings have continued to go down, it appears that advertisers are listening to the PTC, and they're pulling their ads form the show. So far, 7 advertisers have dropped out!
Here's what PTC president Tim Winter had to say about it:
"What has been clear to everyone outside of NBC must now be clear even to those inside NBC: The Playboy Club is a commercial disaster and must be removed from the airwaves. We call for the network to cancel this degrading and sexualizing program immediately."
"As a licensee of the public airwaves, NBC has breached the public trust by airing what amounts to a weekly advertisement for a pornographic brand. As demonstrated by the Nielsen ratings for The Playboy Club the past two weeks, any further airing of the show not only pushes an anti-family agenda, but is a profoundly bad business decision."
"Until the program is removed from the public airwaves, PTC will be calling on its members and other concerned citizens to contact the sponsors. Today, we ask Capital One, Chrysler and Samsung if their corporate values are in step with those of the Playboy brand."
Sounds like the PTC will likely get what they want! The show isn't doing well AT ALL.
If the show goes off the air though, we'd say it'll most likely be due to poor ratings, as opposed to requests from the Parents Television Council.
What do U think? Is The Playboy Club doomed???
Tags: advertisers, nbc, parents television council, ptc, ratings, the playboy club, tim winter