GLAAD gives CW network high marks for diversity

August 30, 2012 3:51:55 AM PDT
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 and 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."