Prime Time TV has more nudity than ever before!

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The Parents Television Council has just confirmed our worst fears:

television nudity 300x218 Prime Time TV has more nudity than ever before!

Family enjoying some nudity during prime time

Nudity on prime time TV is rising.

Since only a year ago, the PTC claims that nudity has gone up 407% in 2011 – 2012. What can explain this sudden decent into depravity? Are we so culturally bankrupt that the only way we can comfort ourselves between hollow Hollywood remakes is to see some pixelated tits on basic cable between 5pm and 9pm?

Of course not, that’s why we have the internet. We don’t have to wait around for that window where nudity may pop onto the screen. You can look at Sex.com from your phone.

Still, the PTC has crunched the numbers to prove the spike in television nudity. Here are the message as they appeared in the press release:

  • “Almost 70% of the scenes that depicted full nudity during the 2011?-2012 study period were on shows that aired before 9:00 pm and as early as 7:00 pm. In comparison, 50% of the full nudity scenes aired after 9:00 pm the previous year.
  • Out of 76 instances of full nudity during the 2011?-2012 study period, only five of those depictions occurred on shows that contained an “S” descriptor alerting parents to the explicit adult content.
  • Relative to full-frontal nudity, one instance occurred during the 2010?-2011 study period and by the same time the following year, 64 instances of full-frontal nudity had aired. This represents a 6300% increase in just one year.
  • There was a 2700% increase in the use of blurring or pixilation to cover body parts in 2011?2012 compared to the previous year (n = 56 and n = 2 respectively).
  • During the 2010-?2011 study period, black bars, logos, and/or conveniently placed objects in a scene were used to block the view of sexual organs from the viewer 87% of the time. In contrast, during the 2011?-2012 study period, 74% of the incidents of full nudity used blurring or pixilation to cover sexual body parts.
  • During the 2011-2012 season there were 76 incidents of full nudity on 37 shows compared to 15 incidents in 14 shows the previous year, representing a 407% increase in incidents.”

It should be made clear that there was never any actual graphic, full-frontal nudity. As it was prime time TV, every instance of nudity that offended the PTC was pixelated or covered by strategically placed objects. So the nudity that has spiked is actually implied nudity. Not nearly as serious, right?

The PTC is urging people to contact the FCC. In the press release they ask:

We call on you to give the FCC your full support for decency enforcement; to urge the FCC to move forward with all due haste in clearing the backlog of 1.6 million unadjudicated indecency complaints; and to give the FCC the tools it needs to ensure enforcement actions are meaningful and appropriate? Because Our Children Are Watching.”

It is implied nudity remember. Doesn’t it seem a bit like an overreaction?

Is it really a good idea to increase censorship rather than encourage more involved parenting? Children shouldn’t be exposed to nudity but if they are, parents should talk to them to help them understand. Also, parents should not be parking their kids in front of prime time TV. My parents did it and look at how fucked up I turned out.

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Comments

  • nymph daddy

    i’m like 13 seasons into the west wing and that was some prime time shit back in the day and i have never seen even a glimpse of nudity and there are times when i’ve prayed for nudity from quite a nice roster of characters and that’s irrational behaviour because i am a full blown secular being. but back to the point, there still isn’t any nudity in prime time tv. you can’t rub it to everything.

  • http://www.sex.com Chico Dusty

    Any real nudity wouldn’t make to air in the first place. Live slip-ups get fined right away. Implied nudity is just not a thing. It’s definitely not a thing to get mad about. PTC needs to get their priorities straight.

  • http://www.sex.com Chico Dusty

    Who from The West Wing are you so desperate to see naked?

  • nymph daddy

    wow okay. before we get started, let me just remind you that YOU asked me WHO. so i’m just going to give you the list using character names, assuming you know a little about the show (in no particular order:
    donna moss (josh lyman’s assistant)
    amy gardner (strong on women issues, josh’ gf)
    ginger (toby zeigler’s assistant)
    carol (c.j. gregg’s assistant)
    marina (toby’s assistant)
    ainsley haines (associate white house counsel, sex kitten, republican)
    joey lucas (political consultant, deaf, so sexy)
    zoey bartlet (president’s daughter)
    ellie bartlet (prez’s daughter)
    abbey bartlet (prez’s wife)
    mallory o’brien (leo mcgarry’s daughter)
    cj gregg (press secretary, *only in west wing mode)
    andrea wyatt (toby’s ex-wife)
    and countless marginal characters and extras which i won’t get into because i’m the only one who is still interested in this and i realize now how pathetic this all is. i’m gonna go smoke some pot and wack it.

  • http://www.sex.com Chico Dusty

    Having never seen the West Wing I thought this list was only going to be two or three character’s long. Shit. There is some sex appeal in the fictional White House? I got to get on that.

    I maintain that the sexiest woman from any prime time show is Elaine Benes when she had the frizzy hair on Seinfeld.

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