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

(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.

The council cites this 'Office' episode, in which Robert California starts to remove his clothes ... Robert jumps into the pool. His genitals are blurred.
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)
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