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Parents Television Council Winning Fight Against The Playboy Club

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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:

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TV Profanity On The Rise

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The Parents Television Council is NOT happy about everything the rise of profanity on TV.

Today, they released their first study of the year, titled A Habitat for Profanity: Broadcast TV's Sharp Increase in Foul Language, which shows a 69.3% increase in profanity from 2005 to 2010.

Here's what PTC President Tim Winter had to say about it:

“Our analysis of the first two weeks of this still-new fall television season shows a disturbing trend that shocked even us. Profanity is far more frequent and the profanity itself is far harsher than just five years ago. Even worse, the most egregious language is being aired during the time slots when children are most likely to be in the audience."

Here are some other findings from the PTC:

Use of the bleeped or muted f-words increased from 11 instances total in 2005 to 276 instances in 2010 – an increase of 2,409%.

Use of the bleeped or muted s-word increased from 11 instances in 2005 to 95 instances in 2010 – an increase of 763%.

During the family hour, instances of the f-word increased from 10 in 2005 to 111 in 2010. Use of the s-word during the family hour increased from 11 instances in 2005 to 42 in 2010.

Out of all the networks, Fox is the biggest culprit, with a 269% increase of profanity usage per hour across all prime-time hours. No statement has been released from Fox yet but they'll probs just tell the PTC to go $@&% themselves.

All right, so people curse on TV more than they used to! At least profanity is better than violence!

What do U think? Are we cursing on TV too much, or are the PTC just being a pain in the @$$?

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Parents Television Council Won't Give Up Their Fight Against CBS

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The Parents Television Council (PTC) has been lashing out against CBS for their new show $#*! My Dad Says, but both CBS and show star William Shatner don't seem to care.

In an effort to continue their fight, the PTC is going to shift their focus from targeting national advertisers to "grassroots activists" who will "take their concerns directly to their hometown CBS affiliates and each affiliate's local advertisers."

Tim Winter, President of the PTC, says they'll hound local advertisers for CBS affiliates, in an effort to get them to refuse to advertise during the show. Good luck with that!

In response, CBS has said that the show will adhere to all of the network's standards, and they've made the following statement:

"Parents who choose to do so will find the show can easily be blocked using their V-Chip."

CBS makes a solid point. And honestly, PTC - this sounds like a lot of work for something that isn't THAT big a deal.

Just be happy that CBS has elected to use dollar signs and exclamation points instead of shit the actual word.

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