Love Island and Matt Hancock top Ofcom’s list of most complaints about TV moments of 2022

Broadcasting standards watchdog Ofcom has unveiled the 10 most lamented TV moments of 2022.

At the top of the rankings stood island of lovewhich received 2,630 complaints of “alleged misogynist bullying” in its July 17 episode.

I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! took second place, with 1,890 people objecting to the inclusion of disgraced Tory MP Matt Hancock in the series.

Jordan Gray’s appearance on Friday night live prompted the third-highest number of complaints, while island of love re-emerged in fourth place thanks to “alleged misogynist and bullying behavior by some contestants at the villa”.

Data does not include complaints filed against programs broadcast by the BBC. Complaints about the BBC are made directly to the broadcaster.

In an article published on its website, Ofcom stated: “During the year we received 36,543 complaints on over 9,500 issues and closed 74 investigations into broadcasting standards. In 66 of those cases, we found that our rules had been broken.

“We also completed 45 fairness and privacy inquiries during the year, of which six complaints were upheld. These numbers show the importance we place on freedom of expression and that we only intervene when it is really necessary.”

Here are the 10 most lamented programs of 2022…

  1. island of loveITV2 July 17 – Complaints related to alleged misogynistic and bullying behavior by some contestants at the villa.
  2. I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!ITV, November 6-27 – Viewers protested the inclusion of Matt Hancock in the series.
  3. Friday night liveChannel 4 October 21 – Complaints related to a performance by Jordan Gray.
  4. island of loveITV2 July 19 – Complaints about alleged misogynistic and bullying behavior by some contestants at the villa.
  5. Good morning BritainITV, February 15 – Complaints related to comments by Richard Madeley about death threats to Keir Starmer.
  6. Jeremy VineChannel 5, January 24 – Viewers complained about a health adviser’s inaccurate statement on the number of unvaccinated people in hospital with Covid-19.
  7. island of loveITV2 July 18 – Complaints related to alleged misogynistic and bullying behavior by some contestants at the villa.
  8. I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!ITV, November 13 – Viewers protested bullying behavior towards Matt Hancock.
  9. FIFA World Cup Final 2022: Argentina vs FranceITV December 18 – Complaints related to politicized comments by Gary Neville.
  10. Sky news, Sky News, September 10 – A walk by Justice for Chris Kaba was reported as people were on their way to pay tribute to the late Queen. Ofcom is investigating whether this violates our due accuracy rules.

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/ofcom-most-complaints-2022-love-island-b2249207.html Love Island and Matt Hancock top Ofcom’s list of most complaints about TV moments of 2022

JOE HERNANDEZ

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