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Thursday, 19th April 2007

New PTC Report Gives TV Networks an "F" for Failing to Accurately Rate Their Programs

New PTC Report Gives TV Networks an "F" for Failing to Accurately Rate Their Programs
Source: Parents Television Council

A new Parents Television Council study released at the National Association of Broadcasters convention revealed that the television ratings system is still not accurate, and thus grossly unreliable, due to the fact that content descriptors are being arbitrarily and inconsistently applied by the broadcast networks during prime time viewing hours. Two-thirds of the shows reviewed containing potentially offensive content lacked one or more of the appropriate content descriptors, which render the ratings system and V-chip virtually useless.

+ The Ratings Sham II: Executive Summary
+ Full Report (PDF; 637 KB)


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