ABC Family's new drama The Fosters has been assailed by the group One Million Moms for “pushing an agenda that homosexuality is acceptable.”
In spite (or perhaps because) of that, it saw a ratings surge Monday.
The conservative group, a spinoff of the American Family Association, is no fan of the show, which features an interracial, married lesbian couple.
Together, the duo raises biological, adopted and foster children.
Even before the show was officially picked up by ABC Family in 2012, OMM started a campaign to stop it from airing. Clearly, they did not succeed.
In a statement on its website last week following The Fosters premiere, it urged members to write to specific advertisers regarding the first episode.
That effort may have brought more attention to it, however.
In its second episode, The Fosters was cable’s No. 2 scripted program in its time slot among females 12-34, and jumped 20 percent overall to 1.70 million viewers.
One Million Moms also initiated a protest of the Ryan Murphy comedy The New Normal, and JC Penney’s use of Ellen DeGeneres as a TV spokesperson.
Not batting for a very high average lately, OMM.