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PTC's Annual

Top 10 Best & Worst Family Shows on Network Television

2000-2001 TV Season

Hollywood, Calif—The Parents Television Council today released its annual Top Ten Best & Worst Shows on network prime-time television. At the conclusion of each television season, the PTC applauds those television shows which provide families the best entertainment free of gratuitous sex, violence and foul language. Moreover, the PTC alerts parents to the most vulgar and violent programs, particularly those marketed to the youngest audiences.

TOP 10 BEST
TOP 10 WORST
1. TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL
(CBS/ranked #1 last season)
1. BOSTON PUBLIC
(Fox/first season)
2. DOC
(ITV/first season)
2. WWF SMACKDOWN!
(UPN/ranked #1 last season)
3. 7th HEAVEN
(WB/ranked #2 last season)
3. BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER
(WB/ranked #4 last season)
4. SABRINA, THE TEENAGE WITCH
(WB/ranked #4 last season)
4. DAWSON'S CREEK
(WB/ranked #1 in 1999, not ranked last season)
5. WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE
(ABC/ranked #3 last season)
5. THAT ‘70S SHOW
(Fox/not ranked last season)
6. MYSTERIOUS WAYS
(NBC and ITV/ first season)
6. FRIENDS
(NBC/not ranked last season)
7. DADDIO
(NBC/not ranked last season)
7. ALLY MCBEAL
(Fox/ranked #6 last season)
8. TWICE IN A LIFETIME
(ITV/not ranked last season)
8. ANGEL
(WB/ not ranked last season)
9. MY WIFE AND KIDS
(ABC/first season)
9. HYPE
(WB/first season)
10. MOESHA
(UPN/ranked #6 last season)
10. BIG BROTHER
(CBS/first season)

Descriptions of the Top 10 Best Shows

Descriptions of the Top 10 Worst Shows

"As evidenced by our Top Ten Worst list, the PTC's work is far from finished. The abundance of violent and vulgar programs – led by WWF Smackdown! - makes it clear that networks and the advertisers who sponsor such programs, continue to refuse to address the negative impact that this kind of programming is having on our nation's children," said L. Brent Bozell, Chairman of the PTC.

To schedule an interview with a PTC spokesman, please contact Kelly Walmsley at 703-683-5004.

 

 


Top 10 Best and Worst Shows for family viewing on prime time broadcast TV

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