Under pressure from 'pro-family' groups upset over ABC's naughty new hit, some companies halt ads.
'Desperate Housewives' toast their misery in a scene from ABC's surprise hit.
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Walt Disney Co.'s best shot at reviving its sickly ABC network may have plenty of skin and sin, but "Desperate Housewives" also has fewer original advertisers than it did just a few weeks ago.
Tyson Foods, Lowe's Cos., and Kellogg have all aired spots on the weekly prime time soap that debuted late last month. And none plan to air any more.
Officials at two of the advertisers -- Arkansas-based Tyson Foods (up $0.16 to $15.15, Research) and North Carolina-based Lowe's Companies (down $0.11 to $56.40, Research) -- confirmed that the decision against buying more commercial time on "Desperate Housewives" was based on the hit show's cheeky script, which centers on a tony suburban neighborhood where four middle-aged women live in misery and a fifth who committed suicide narrates from the grave.
In all, five companies -- Tyson, Lowe's, Kellogg and frozen meal makers ConAgra...
This is great news and its the only way to get these sort of shows off the airwaves and out of the homes of many vulnerable families. If you take away the money from these perverted producers then people will go to where they will be paid for doing a decent day's work and produce programs that will help people instead of feading on their weaknesses and breeding lust and perversion. Its no wonder rape and paedophillia are becoming more common (apart from the abominations of the RC confessional). When people are portrayed as just things or pieces of meat, then those that look on are turned further away from seeing what their original creation was meant to be. Being made in the image of God. Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,’and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate - because of the hardness of your hearts, permitted you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so. whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery; and whoever marries her who is divorced commits adultery Matt 19