Report Finds ‘Marked Increase’ in Violence, Profanity on Network TV

Culture
October 17th, 2019 8:38 AM
You haven't been imagining it. Network television has seen “a marked increase in offensive content” and “expansion of adult-themed content into shows rated appropriate for children to watch” the Parents Television Council (PTC) confirmed on Tuesday with the release of its latest report on TV content ratings.

A&E Touts ‘Bates Motel’ Ratings, Ignores Critics of Violence

March 22nd, 2013 12:24 PM
The Media Research Center’s Culture and Media Institute, along with the Parent’s Television Council, slammed A&E this week for its gruesome new show “Bates Motel,” which premiered this past Monday. The very first episode contained a graphic rape scene and implied incest. And A&E’s rating board thinks this is appropriate and healthy for 14-year-olds to watch…