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'Nip/Tuck' Pulls Big Ratings, Loses Advertisers

Although the FX cable channel's Nip/Tuck has become a big draw among young-adult viewers, several advertisers have dropped out of sponsoring the show following complaints from viewers and the TV watchdog group Parents Television Council, the Los Angeles Times reported today (Wednesday). Among the mainstream advertisers opting out are Cingular Wireless, Orkin Pest Control, Progressive Casualty Insurance Co., Gateway Inc., and Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, the Times said. [Conspicuously absent from the newspaper's list were The Gap clothing stores, a particular target of the PTC, which sent the company a letter stating, "American families are being poisoned by the extremely offensive content in this show. Such TV programming is seriously harming America's children and grandchildren, and SPONSORS LIKE YOU ARE PAYING FOR IT WITH YOUR ADVERTISING BUDGET!" (Caps, theirs.)] A spokeswoman for Orkin told the Times: "Customers are vocal these days, and we listen." However, Tony Vinciquerra, president and CEO of Fox Networks Group, was quoted as saying: "It's not like we're begging for advertisers. ... There is a great demand for the show, and the [advertising rates] have been terrific."

Ain't it funny how it's always the great yet edgy shows that the PTC attacks.

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I love nip/tuck even though some episodes have been rather weird(for example the one where the woman had here lips burned off and wanted new ones .. just ugh!) but it sucks the ptc are singling them out

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I love nip/tuck even though some episodes have been rather weird(for example the one where the woman had here lips burned off and wanted new ones .. just ugh!) but it sucks the ptc are singling them out

Well, wouldn't you want new lips if they were burnt off? It wasn't that weird. They like to push the envelop and this will not harm the ratings or the money they make at all as other advertisers will probably sign right up for the show as they, too, probably can see that they will make money off the show. I don't know why they listen to the PTC in the first place.

Plus, the show is on at 10pm. What child is going to watch them? The PTC are so stupid.

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I don't like the show that much, I've only seen one episode (the one where the guys son is banging his tutor... like two weeks ago), and it just wasn't my thing.

Looks like a good show though, even if I don't like it. I don't see why people need to bitch about TV. They invented the remote so you can turn it off.

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Agh, I knew this would happen. The PTC is supposed to focus on Network television only, not cable. That's why they only went after Smackdown and not RAW. This pisses me off so bad because now we're going to be at the point where cable becomes pussified just like network TV. Cable television should only be kept in line by their advertisers, watchdog groups have no right getting involved in what I PAY FOR! Network TV is one thing because each affiliate in every city has to abide by community standards, which is why you can put a lot more edgy programming on the air in NY rather than Alabama. But cable broadcasts the same thing to a wide audience who subscribes to their service. What right does the PTC have to say what F/X can put on the air? I PAY FOR F/X! I don't pay for NBC, so bitch about that all you want, it's your right, but keep your filthy hands off my cable. If we let them pressure cable advertisers, it's only a matter of time before they pressure cable providers for what is put on HBO, Showtime, and even PPV.

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Agh, I knew this would happen.  The PTC is supposed to focus on Network television only, not cable.  That's why they only went after Smackdown and not RAW.  This pisses me off so bad because now we're going to be at the point where cable becomes pussified just like network TV.  Cable television should only be kept in line by their advertisers, watchdog groups have no right getting involved in what I PAY FOR!  Network TV is one thing because each affiliate in every city has to abide by community standards, which is why you can put a lot more edgy programming on the air in NY rather than Alabama.  But cable broadcasts the same thing to a wide audience who subscribes to their service.  What right does the PTC have to say what F/X can put on the air?  I PAY FOR F/X!  I don't pay for NBC, so bitch about that all you want, it's your right, but keep your filthy hands off my cable.  If we let them pressure cable advertisers, it's only a matter of time before they pressure cable providers for what is put on HBO, Showtime, and even PPV.

Well, there goes the softcore porn industry....and all the movies I watch. <_<

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American families are being poisoned by the extremely offensive content in this show. Such TV programming is seriously harming America's children and grandchildren

Can someone please tell me where the advertisers for Nip/Tuck labelled children as their target demohraphic?

I really don't get why organizations like this think they can decide what people can and cannot watch. Shut up and don't watch if if you don't like it, don't try and force everyone else to not watch it too.

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The show is good, next weeks episode looks good.... That kids dad finds out his wife has been lying to him all his life and his buddy is his son's real father. Damn its gonna be a great episode!

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I just love how Brozell tells the media he's not a prude and enjoys shows featuring "adult situations" then goes and that he wouldn't mind if adult shows were on after 10 then goes and pulls some shit like this. He should be publicly executed.

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I just love how Brozell tells the media he's not a prude and enjoys shows featuring "adult situations" then goes and that he wouldn't mind if adult shows were on after 10 then goes and pulls some shit like this. He should be publicly executed.

I'm glad you said that. Five bucks says if we showed the execution of someone that everyone hates (Scott Peterson, Osama bin Laden, Hussein, take your pick) on network TV, the PTC would have no problem with it at all.

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Ain't it funny how it's always the great yet edgy shows that the PTC attacks.

Not true. The Simple Life isn't great. ;)

Guess I'd be more concerned if I was a viewer, but Canada doesn't get FX.

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Ain't it funny how it's always the great yet edgy shows that the PTC attacks.

Not true. The Simple Life isn't great. ;)

Guess I'd be more concerned if I was a viewer, but Canada doesn't get FX.

It's on CTV on Thursdays at 9 or 10.

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Knowing a lot of the PTC's previous actions against the WWE, it's probably safe to say that at least half of the sponsors they list here are bogus. They probably never sponsored the show in the first place.

If all else fails, fans of the show should record what companies do sponsor the show and then send thank you e-mails.

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