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RATINGS LEGEND

Green: Appropriate for all ages

Yellow: Program would be unsuitable for children under the age of 14, and parents of teens may want to preview before allowing their child to watch.

Red: Appropriate for adult audiences only

 

 

SEX

Frequency

LANGUAGE

Frequency

VIOLENCE

Frequency

References condoning pornography or masturbation, strippers, incest, nudity and partial nudity, oral sex, prostitution, sexual violence, etc…

sex depicted

 

shit, dick, prick, fuck, asshole, cock, Goddamn, profaning Jesus Christ

 

sadism, death depicted, sexual violence, occult violence, graphic depiction or description, rape, viscera, decapitation, visible dismemberment

 

sexual innuendo, marital sex, sex implied, pre-coital and/or post-coital, responsible discussion of pornography or masturbation

If any of these subtopics appear more than three times per three-week period, bump up to Red

ass, screw, bitch, bastard, euphemisms for fuck, blows, bite, son of a bitch, Jackass, piss

If used more than 5 times per ½ hour, bump up to a red

weapons, guns, explosion, blood, medical procedure

If used more than 3 times per ½ hour, bump up to red

veiled or mild innuendo

responsible discussion of sexual issues

less than 3 occurrences per ½ hour, if more than 3, bump up to a yellow-light

crap, hell, damn

less than 5 uses per ½ hour, if more than 5, bump up to a yellow-light

threat, fight, implied violence, death implied

less than two per ½ hour, if more than 3, bump up to a yellow-light


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