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PTC Special Reports

The PTC has published many highly acclaimed Special Reports, all of which received nationwide attention and sparked the current national debate concerning broadcast indecency, localism, cable a la carte, the television ratings system, and the absence of family programming.

 

LATEST


Reality on MTV: Gender Portrayals on MTV Reality Programming - 2011

Cartoons Are No Laughing Matter:  Sex, Drugs and Profanity on Primetime Animated Programs - 2011

Sexualized Teen Girls: Tinsel Town's New Target -2010

Untangling the Web of Internet Video: Questions, Answers, and a Report Card for Parents -2010

A Habitat for Profanity: A Five-Year Comparison of Foul Language on TV - 2010

Women in Peril: A Look at TV's Disturbing New Storyline Trend - 2009

Top 10 Best and Worst Advertisers - 2009

Top 10 Best and Worst Advertisers - 2008

PTC Ratings for the Top 20 Most Popular TV Shows - 2008

Profanity Study - 2008

The "New" Tube - 2008

Happily Never After - 2008

Video Game Secret Shopper Results - 2008

The Rap on Rap - 2008

The Alarming Family Hour...No Place for Children - 2007

The Ratings Sham II - 2007

Dying to Entertain: Violence on Primetime Broadcast TV - 1998-2006

Faith in a Box - A Study on Entertainment Television and Religion - 2005-2006

Wolves in Sheep's Clothing: A Content Analysis of Children's Television

I Want My Foul TV- More Evidence Proving Cable Industry Campaign to Promote Responsibility is a Sham

Father's Day Study: More TV Fathers are Involved in TV Family Life

MTV Smut Peddlers: Targeting Kids with Sex, Drugs and Alcohol

Basic Cable Awash in Raunch

Ay Caramba! Spanish-Language TV Just as Risqué as English-Language Fare

 

State of the Industry Reports


Women in Peril: A Look at TV's Disturbing New Storyline Trend - 2009

Profanity Study - 2008

Happily Never After - 2008

The Alarming Family Hour...No Place for Children - 2007

Dying to Entertain: Violence on Primetime Broadcast TV - 1998-2006

TV Bloodbath: Violence on Prime Time Broadcast TV

The Blue Tube: Foul Language on Prime Time Network TV

Sex Loses its Appeal: A State of the Industry Report on Sex on TV

 

Reports on Top 10 Best and Worst Shows on Primetime Network TV

 

Reports on Cable TV


Reality on MTV: Gender Portrayals on MTV Reality Programming - 2011

Cartoons Are No Laughing Matter:  Sex, Drugs and Profanity on Primetime Animated Programs - 2011

The Rap on Rap - 2008

I Want My Foul TV- More Evidence Proving Cable Industry Campaign to Promote Responsibility is a Sham

MTV Smut Peddlers: Targeting Kids with Sex, Drugs and Alcohol

Basic Cable Awash in Raunch

Top Ten Best & Worst Cable Shows of the 2001-2002 TV Season

Prime Time Cable TV Wired for Raunch

 

Reports on Reality TV


Reality on MTV: Gender Portrayals on MTV Reality Programming - 2011

Reality TV: Race to the Bottom

Harsh Reality: Unscripted TV Reality Shows Offensive to Families

 

TV Ratings Reports


The Ratings Sham II - 2007

The Ratings Sham: TV Executives Hiding Behind a System That Doesn't Work

 

TV Advertisers Reports


Top 10 Best and Worst Advertisers -2012

Top 10 Best and Worst Advertisers -2011

Top 10 Best and Worst Advertisers -2010

Top 10 Best and Worst Advertisers -2009

Top 10 Best and Worst Advertisers -2008

Top 10 Best and Worst Advertisers - 2007

Top 10 Best and Worst Advertisers - 2006

Top 10 Best and Worst Advertisers - 2005

Top 10 Best and Worst Advertisers - 2001-2002

 

Reports on Religion


Faith in a Box - A Study on Entertainment Television and Religion - 2005-2006

Faith in a Box - A Study on Entertainment Television and Religion - 2004-2005

 

Other


The "New" Tube - 2008

Video Game Secret Shopper Results - 2008

Father's Day Study: More TV Fathers are Involved in TV Family Life

Ay Caramba! Spanish-Language TV Just as Risqué as English-Language Fare

Dereliction of Duty: How the Federal Communications Commission Has Failed the Public

Kids in the Crosshairs: Children Still Targeted in Marketing of Adult Rated Entertainment

May Sweeps Round-Up

Father Knows Best - Latest PTC Study Shows More Positive Treatment of TV Dads

How and Why Howard Stern's TV Show Failed

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