FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 27, 2011
LOS ANGELES (September 27, 2011) – The
Parents Television Council® is calling for the immediate
cancellation of “The Playboy Club” on NBC following the second
episode in the new season, which drew even more abysmal ratings than
the premiere. PTC is also asking members to contact Capital One,
Samsung, and keep the pressure on Chrysler until they cease
sponsorship of a broadcast television program that is mainstreaming
the pornography industry.
Before the first episode, PTC issued a letter to potential
advertisers asking them not to support television programming that
objectifies and degrades women. PTC then continued aggressive
advertiser outreach efforts following the premiere. Seven of the
sponsors featured in the first episode did not reappear in this
week’s episode and communications have begun with those companies
that sponsored the second episode.
“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,” said PTC President Tim Winter.
“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,” Winter concluded.
with a representative from
the Parents Television
Council, please contact
Megan Franko at (703)
859-5054 or Liz Krieger at
(703) 683-5004 ext. 120.
The Parents Television Council™ (www.parentstv.org®)
is a non-partisan education organization advocating responsible entertainment.
It was founded in 1995 to ensure that children are not constantly assaulted by sex, violence
and profanity on television and in other media. This national
grassroots organization has more than 1.3 million members across the
United States, and works with television producers, broadcasters,
networks and sponsors in an effort to stem the flow of harmful and
negative messages targeted to children. The PTC also works with
elected and appointed government officials to enforce broadcast
decency standards. Most importantly, the PTC produces critical
research and publications documenting the dramatic increase in sex,
violence and profanity in entertainment. This information is
provided free of charge so parents can make informed viewing choices
for their own families.