by Nathan A. Cherry, 10/06/2011
Martinsburg, WV – You might remember me telling you about an upcoming new drama on NBC called “The Playboy Club.” It’s hard to forget the idea of glamorizing the porn industry on primetime television. The new show was supposed to be the flagship of NBC’s new fall lineup, the show that would catapult them back into the ratings game where they have not contended for quite some time.
Yeah, that didn’t happen.
Amidst a firestorm of calls to cancel the show the network has seen “The Playboy Club” take a nosedive from day one in both viewership and advertising. As I said in an earlier article:
“…a coalition of anti-porn organizations have banded together with the Parents Television Council with a goal of ensuring not one episode of the show ever hits the airwaves. The Parents Television Council has joined others in calling for a boycott of NBC, its affiliates, and advertisers.”
Though the goal of making sure not one episode airs was not achieved, it seems Americans have made their disdain for such trashy programming crystal clear by contacting NBC and by boycotting advertisers. And we all know what happens when consumers begin to support “the other guy” because a particular company is associated with something objectionable, advertisers bail. World Net Daily comments on the loss of advertising for the show:
“Even though Energizer batteries, Boston’s Emmanuel College and Weight Watchers still have ads on the program’s website…Kraft Foods, the UPS Store, Lenovo, Subway, Sprint, PF Chang’s and Campbell’s Soup have pulled their advertising because the companies don’t want their name stained.”
About Nathan Cherry
Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.