Skip to comments.New study says full frontal nudity on prime-time TV up 6,300% over last year
Posted on 08/23/2012 9:26:21 AM PDT by Morgana
LOS ANGELES Think family-friendly viewing times mean family-friendly content?
The Parents Television Council (PTC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating parents about television content, has released a new study looking at nudity on prime-time broadcast television which reveals a major increase over the 2011-2012 season.
The study found that there were 76 incidents of full nudity on 37 shows compared to 15 incidents in 14 shows the previous ratings season, representing a 407 percent rise in incidents. Almost 70 percent of the scenes that featured such nudity were on shows which aired prior to 9pm, compared to 50 percent of the full nudity scenes which aired before 9pm during the 2010-2011 season.
In addition, the study says only five of the 76 full-nudity depictions contained an S descriptor to warn parents to the explicit nature of the episode.
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“And so it was
Our beloved corporate gods
Claimed they created rock video
Allowing it to sink as low in one year
As commercial TV has in 25
“It’s the new frontier,” they say
It’s wide open, anything can happen
But you’ve got a lot of nerve
To call yourself a pioneer
When you’re too ***-**** conservative
To take real chances. “
I haven’t see it on the history channel, Science channel, or the Smithsonian channel!
Nearly 100% of people see full frontal nudity in the bathroom mirror every day and it doesn’t seem to be the cause of much outrage.
“...and now...FULL FRONTAL NUDITY!”
Which shows had full-frontal nudity? They have to be including premium cable to get to that number. I don’t recall hearing of actual full-frontal nudity on cable TV (FX, TNT, AMC, etc.) ... much less network TV.
They must be including HBO, Showtime, Starz, etc.
“Spartacus: Blood & Sand” alone could’ve doubled it over the previous year. My wife took to calling it “Spartacus: T&A”.
What can we as a nation due to stop this invasion of incessant incidences of indecency on our TV airwaves?
I didn’t even realize this went on, being fully insulated from television. I hope these people meet their just demise.
Ah. They’re including pixelated nakedness in the definition of “full-frontal nudity” ... though it does seem to contradict the “full” part. Makes more sense, though.
That’s what I’m wondering.
No network shows nudity. At best maybe FX or AMC (Mad Men).
Dont watch TV.
You have options in the 21st century.
I have a HTPC, Hulu Plus, Netflix, and all of the BBC Documentaries on YouTube I can watch.
I seriously dont miss “regular” TV one bit.
And yet they censor words like ‘ass’ and ‘butt’ and ‘damn’ on old reruns like Frasier and Cheers which often destroys the meaning of the dialogue. It didn’t bother anybody two decades ago when these shows first aired. Even rock radio stations censor similar words from songs that are over 40 years old.
I was flipping through channels in broad daylight the other day and got tired of seeing “Hall Pass” (frontal male nudity lingering close up) and “Love, Actually” (several porn-type scenes) and tried Showtime Family, where I saw a naked (full back) Danny DeVito opening a closet to find a man holding a vibrator..... I switched it to HBO Family and saw two boys discussing how girls masturbated....
Hollywood considers those things to be family oriented?
Dorsal nudity isn’t a problem.
The majority of complaints I see about NOT having enough nudity on our (USA) channels comes from Europe... The people that are downloading our TV series to watch..
The difference between us and them is that we are still a majority Christian nation... Sadly, Pretty much anyone outside of the Americans (North, Central and South America) are pretty much anti-Christian :/
1 exception in North America is Canada. Canada falls in line with Europe :^(
(I can’t leave out Japan.. not sure about other Asian countries... but when I came to Japan 14 years ago, there were ‘game shows’ and ‘documentaries’ on normal channels that showed a LOT more than I ever saw on TV when I was growing up. Thankfully, most of those shows were after 9pm here. I have no idea what they are showing now.. I haven’t turned on the TV since 2003.)
It says primetime broadcast, so they are saying it’s not cable, but I’m very skeptical too. I have never, seen full frontal nudity on a network broadcast, primetime or otherwise, except for the Janet Jackson incident. Granted, I haven’t watched much primetime broadcast in year, but I have the sneaking suspicion that the definition they are using of “full frontal” is not the definition that most of us have in mind.
where is it pixelated? I haven’t seen them do that in a decade
In Tokyo and Nagano, kiddie porn posession is legal.
Plus watch any anime and kids and sex will be included almost in all of them.
Japan is pervert land
networks can show nudity
there was that cop show with Rick Shroeder that showed a “dead” nude girl in all its glory
Thank you for bringing that up too... I would have been backhanded for saying something like ‘butt’ when I was growing up :p
Today, it seems normal to say words such as “b*tch”, “@ss”, “d@mn”, “sh*t”, on tv (I download TV series and watch a lot of newscasts on net..
Any of those words would have gotten me a big spanking and about 1 month of grounding.
Honestly, scary how the Communist Manifesto worked it’s way into our society :/
As far as I know, the CP was made illegal in 1999... not sure about the anime/manga part.. I was never into that stuff. BUT, I will say, when I went to a bookshop when I first came here, I was crapping lava-bricks when I saw, on an end-cap, a book with a nude kid on the front cover :/
I am more comfortable now since it is now illegal..
On a side-note (involving anime/manga), it hurts so much to see 30yo-50yo men reading comics on the train (and yes, most are sexual... and kids can see what they are reading).. Speaking of that.. up until about 2007, many of the advertisements on the trains were sexual, including “loli-con”.. Thankfully, that stuff stopped a few years ago.
The linked article has a screen-cap from some show with strategic blurring. Close enough. Blurred, blacked-out, pixellated — same effect.
What sense does that double standard of censorship make? Do they think little kids are watching reruns of Cheers but don't watch Showtime or Starz?
That’s just weird. It’s like the Zero Tolerance skool policies. No common sense or reason is employed anymore just arbitrary rules applied randomly.
They must be in better shape than I am since I lost the fight with gravity.
the website probably burred it
No, they are not showing full frontal nudity on network TV..it's blurred out. Pay channels do show nudity.
And that’s just counting the news stories about Prince Harry in Vegas.
Change the channel?
I don’t think so. The advocate in the article was talking about how blurred nudity is just as bad as not-so-blurred nudity. I think the blurring was actually from the show.
The story says they were blurred ON TV. Which really does make this whole thing silly since the blur usually covers more territory than underwear which has been “safe” to show on TV for a long long time.
I dunno dude....it’s looking more and more like someone I don’t know.
They mention only some incidents including ones on ABC's Subugatory, Don't Trust the B in Apartment 23, The Bachelor and NBC's The Office, Betty White's Off Their Rockers and America's Got Talent.
Admittedly I rarely if ever watch prime time network TV anymore. But something about that stat does not pass the smell test.
I remember a preacher on TV telling us all that we’d be seeing full frontal nudity on soap operas within 5 years.
That was in 1982. It hasn’t happened, and the soaps themselves are going the way of the dinosaur.
If this is happening it is in the usual and expected places,
Lol Talking like we are good christians and ACTING like it are a very different thing. We may talk a good game but we sure dont follow through...
I call BS. Cable, on late prime, or HBO/Showtime/Prime/Cinemax during a movie maybe, but not network broadcast.
I have never even heard of, much less seen, any of those shows. Along with not paying for any premium channels I guess I have self-censored all the ‘nasty’ shows. Although I do know what they’re saying on Deadliest Catch in spite of the bleeps.
That’s always something I’ve wondered about; why the fuss on the naked body? Yes, we are not to incite lust, and awaken love before its time. However, we’re ok with showing someone getting their head blown off? It doesn’t make sense to me.
“Animal Planet” channel has been known to show full-frontal nudity.
No one is perfect... but, I WILL ask where you are coming from (not location, but thinking)..
Why question me, when you have just admitted that no one is perfect? What do you mean ‘Acting’? I don’t act... I will admit to my sins.
I ACT about nothing and to no one.. careful how you word things, it will come back and bite you.
Talk (to try to make things better) and follow through... you have a good point. I think this has been obvious for a LONG time, but the conservatives expected it to work itself (situation) out... NOT going to happen. We all need to stand up and make the point that we are NOT going to let the current ‘spokesman’ lead all of us over the cliff...
Honest question... HOW were the Whigs ran out? However it was done.. we need to do it again.
And, in the case of quadrupeds, full backsideal and undersideal nudity as well.
Actually, in 1982, it wasn’t entirely absurd to expect nudity in soaps in the near future. Before President Reagan was elected and things calmed down, there actually was full frontal nudity, non-pixelated, on broadcast television, as well as topless women, including a story on topless female boxing in South Africa on a 7:30PM New York City news broadcast and plenty of stuff on PBS ranging from unedited Masterpiece Theater episodes (I, Claudius, Therese Raquin, and Danger: UXB) shown at 9PM and 10PM to independent films shown late at night, including one showing a baby being born in graphic detail. The various networks were putting out feelers until President Reagan was elected. I’m not sure if his administration specifically clamped down or not, but you can look at what PBS was showing on Masterpiece Theater until 1980 and then after, for example, and see the difference.
I suppose I should also point out that I lived in Japan for a year in the late 1990s and that showed me two things. First, I had access to limited English-language television so wound up watching stuff carried by a satellite channel from the 1970s and 1980s, including things like CHiPs, and those shows weren’t bad despite being fairly clean. Second, the one year absence made it pretty clear to me just how much more permissive things became over a year, something I probably wouldn’t have noticed if I’d seen it happen more slowly over the course of a year.
There was actually quite a bit of nudity, including full frontal nudity, on PBS in the late 1970s and 1980 before President Reagan took office. Watch the shows they had, unedited, on Masterpiece Theater at the time — I, Claudius, Therese Raquin, and Danger: UXB to give three examples.
6300%? Someone need to brush up on their math skills.