ABC Family President Michael Riley on Wednesday said his cable network was committed to gay-inclusive programming.

Riley was responding to the network's “excellent” rating in the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation's (GLAAD) fifth annual Network Responsibility Index (NRI).

“We're proud of our programming, and grateful for the recognition from GLAAD,” Riley said in a statement. “We strive to reflect the rich diversity of our audience and the world around us, including the LGBT community, through strong characters and engaging, authentic storytelling.”

“Earning GLAAD's highest rating for our inclusive programming is both an honor and a validation of our programming's positive impact.”

GLAAD's report, released on Wednesday, found the cabler had positively depicted the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender characters in 55 percent of its original programming. Many of ABC Family's shows such as Pretty Little Liars and The Secret Life of the American Teenager are aimed at a younger audience. ABC Family scored 37 percent last year.

The CW also scored high marks on the survey, but CBS again ranked last among networks.