BAD HAIR DAY FOR FATHER RAY AS MITCHE LL DROPS ADS

John Paul Mitchell Systems, maker of Paul Mitchell hair care products, has announced that they are no longer a sponsor of “Nothing Sacred.” John Paul Mitchell Systems becomes the 28th company to drop the show. The others are: Isuzu, Weight Watchers, K-Mart, Benckiser, DuPont, Red Lobster, Ocean Spray, Sears, Glaxo Wellcome, Ponderosa, Dunkin’... [Read more...]

PETITION DRIVE AGAINST DISNEY HITS MILLION MARK

Three months ago, the Catholic League embarked on a petition drive requesting that Disney chief, Michael Eisner, do the right thing and remove the ABC show, “Nothing Sacred,” from the air.  To date, Eisner has been sent approximately 750,000 names, and now we are prepared to send him an additional 250,000, bringing the grand total to 1,000,000... [Read more...]

NordicTrack JUMPS SHIP ON “NOTHING SACRED”

NordicTrack, Inc., which advertised on the ABC show, “Nothing Sacred,” on November 13, has pledged never to do so again.  Like many of the other companies that have advertised on the show, NordicTrack purchased a block of time on ABC and did not know that one of its ads would be shown on “Nothing Sacred.”  Citing the “controversial... [Read more...]

PIER 1 THROWS “NOTHING SACRED” OVERBOARD

Pier 1 imports has announced that it regrets having advertised on the ABC show, “Nothing Sacred,” on November 6.  “As you might imagine,” said a spokeswoman for the company, “we received numerous phone calls and e-mails from Pier 1 customers who were not pleased with us being associated with this program.” That... [Read more...]

POLITICS AS USUAL MARKS LATEST “NOTHING SACRED”

William Donohue offered the following comments on the November 13 episode of the ABC show, “Nothing Sacred”: “Though new messengers are evident on ‘Nothing Sacred,’ it’s the same old message.  Instead of having Fr. Ray buck the Church, we now have Sister Mo.  The exchanges she had with Rachel, the brazenly unrepentant... [Read more...]

RATINGS SAY: PUT “NOTHING SACRED” IN THE TANK

The November 6 episode of the ABC show, “Nothing Sacred,” was an abysmal failure.  With a 4.9 rating/8 share, only three shows on the four major networks did worse: “Nothing Sacred” placed 92th in the rankings. William Donohue shared these remarks on the latest news: “Disney/ABC/20th Century Fox are not getting much... [Read more...]

NO MORE McCORMICK ADS ON “NOTHING SACRED”

McCormick & Company has decided not to advertise on the ABC show, “Nothing Sacred,” ever again.  A spokeswoman for the spice company conceded that occasionally advertising spots appear on questionable programs and at other times spots appear in shows that were not purchased.  Most important, she said that “advertising spots... [Read more...]

PASSING THE TORCH ON “NOTHING SACRED”

William Donohue offered the following comments on the Nov. 6 episode of the ABC show, “Nothing Sacred”: “Most of the Catholic League’s criticisms of ‘Nothing Sacred’ have focused on the lead character, Fr. Ray.  Our central complaint has been the positive spin that has been put on this dissenting priest and the negative... [Read more...]

CIGNA BECOMES #24 TO EXIT “NOTHING SACRED”

Cigna, the health care corporation, has stated that it has withdrawn sponsorship from the ABC show, “Nothing  Sacred.”  Cigna has now become the 24th advertiser to pull sponsorship from the show.  The others are: Isuzu, Weight Watchers, K-Mart, Benckiser, DuPont, Red Lobster, Ocean Spray, Sears , Glaxo Wellcome, Ponderosa,  Dunkin’... [Read more...]

FOUR MORE SPONSORS DROP “NOTHING SACRED”

Ovaltine, Dairy Queen, Mutual of Omaha and Telecom*USA have announced that they will no longer advertise on the ABC show, “Nothing Sacred.”  There are now 23 companies that have pulled sponsorship of the program.     The league previously identified  AT&T as being among the sponsors that have withdrawn their ads, but erred in... [Read more...]