Nudity Increases Five-Fold on Network TV

A television watch-dog group reports that instances of full nudity have increased more than five times on primetime television since last year, and is demanding that Congress instruct the Federal Communications Commission to “vigorously enforce broadcast decency laws.”

The analysis by the Parents Television Council “compared depictions of full frontal nudity during the 2010-2011 primetime broadcast television season to depictions during the 2011-2012 season.” It defined full front nudity as “only…scenes in which individuals are completely unclothed” with only the private body parts “blurred from the viewer.” The majority of these depictions occurred during the “primetime” hours when children are most likely to be watching.

Last month PTC President Tim Winter reminded lawmakers of their responsibility to monitor the airwaves.