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Rating the TV Ratings: One Year Out


This study examines whether the ratings assigned to television shows accurately reflect their content, according to the guidelines developed by the industry. The study analyzes the level and intensity of violence, sex or adult language in a show as well as the context in which it was presented.

This full report is available only in print (Publication #1434). The executive summary and chartpack is available below.

A companion survey of parents views on the TV ratings system, Parents, Children and the Television Ratings System: Two Kaiser Family Foundation Surveys (#1398), is available separately.


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