Full-Frontal Nudity on TV: Up 6,300%
Parents Television Council found 64 instances of full-frontal
By Mark Russell, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 24, 2012 4:00 AM CDT
The council cites this 'Office' episode, in which Robert California "starts to remove his clothes ... Robert jumps into the pool. His genitals are blurred."   (pinjunkie)

(Newser) – TV has gotten a whole lot racier, according to a report by the Parents Television Council. It found that instances of full-frontal nudity jumped 6,300% last year, from just one instance in the 2010-2011 television season to 64 last year. "Full nudity" also ratcheted up 407%, to 76 instances from 15. The council reviewed programming on ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, and the CW. Among its other findings:

  • Nudity comes earlier in the evening now (as early as 7pm)
  • Most instances of nudity did not get the "S" warning for adult content
  • Use of pixilation to cover nudity jumped from two instances to 56, but a rep for the council wasn't impressed. "The impact is virtually the same," she tells the New York Post. "Just as bleeping an F-word is virtually the same as airing the actual word."
Click for examples the council uncovered.

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Aug 27, 2012 5:44 PM CDT
Full frontal nudity? On television?? Yeah maybe on HBO, Cinemax, and Showtime, but not anywhere else. Where are people seeing this "full-frontal" (meaning actual penises and vaginas) nudity? You might see the occassional bare MALE (apparently female asses are too sexual) ass every once in a while, but thats it.
Aug 25, 2012 7:11 AM CDT
Man, I am pretty sure I couldn't get my full frontal nudity up 6300% if I tried.
Aug 24, 2012 9:46 PM CDT
This surely can't be as bad for kids as watching FOX. ;-)