Publication Date: September 2008
Publisher: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Research Area: Health; Media, telecommunications, and information
Coverage: United States
The Foundation and the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center’s Hollywood, Health & Society examined three seasons (2004-2006) of top-ten-rated prime time scripted shows to measure the prevalence of health content on entertainment shows and to categorize the type of health content on prime time television. The analysis reveals that an average of six out of ten episodes (59%) had at least one health storyline.
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