The final sample for the season consisted of 1, unique program episodes, whereas the final sample for the season included 1, unique program episodes. Coders recorded data on scannable forms for each interval as they viewed it. Therefore, although we include these latter two genres in the tables, we do not highlight the findings associated with them. Each week, three different days of the week were randomly selected for taping from all 11 stations, with all seven days of the week represented three times in the sample. In addition to supplementing academic specializations ranging from history or biology to English or psychology, the minor can also serve students preparing for careers in law, public policy, health and social services, the arts, entertainment, or the ministry. Sexual comments involving gay and lesbian references can have purposes other than portraying the sexual concerns of these groups such as use by straight characters to reaffirm their heterosexuality or to tease another person.
The findings from this study provide empirical data about the prevalence of nonheterosexual sexual content across a broad range of television programming, as well as the frequency of such sexual content when it is presented.
Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Content on Television: A Quantitative Analysis Across Two Seasons
Genre comparisons Among episodes that contained either same-sex sexual behavior or talk about sex related to nonheterosexuals, about two-thirds were classified in three genres: Regular television watching is proposed to create a shared set of conceptions and expectations about social reality among otherwise diverse viewers. Talk about nonheterosexual sexual issues Each 2-minute interval that had been coded as containing at least one instance of talk from the sexual talk categories used in the main coding task e. Regarding non-heterosexual sexual talk, the percentages of shows on premium cable movie networks Substance use in popular music videos.
There are at least two possible explanations for the increase in nonheterosexual content during nonprime-time. Among gay and bisexual women the difference was even more pronounced. Health care delivery and the concerns of gay and lesbian adolescents. Not all material that was taped was coded. Introduction Sexual content of programming on American television has changed substantially since the medium was first invented more than 50 years ago. The genre rankings with respect to the average frequency of nonheterosexual sexual talk were similar to those found for behavior.