A major new poll conducted by Hollywood Reporter and Morning Consult
shows that the majority of TV viewers share the PTC’s concerns about excessive sex, violence and profanity on TV. Sixty-seven percent of respondents said that general violence is more common on TV today than five years ago; 70% said sex is more common; and 73% agreed that profanity is more common. More than half of respondents said that general violence bothered them some or a lot; 75% said violence against women bothered them some or a lot; 45% said on-screen sex bothered them some or a lot; and 46% said profanity on TV bothered them some or a lot.
Hollywood wants to convince viewers that if they are uncomfortable with the graphic sex on violence on TV they are part of a prudish minority. They want us to believe they are simply delivering what the market demands and what audiences want. This poll proves otherwise.