Misrated

Misrated is a PTC column which closely compares the content of an individual program with the rating that episode received. Because the V-Chip and other blocking technologies depend upon TV’s program ratings – ratings assigned by the networks themselves – to block offensive shows, if the rating does not reflect the program’s true content much objectionable content will slip through and may be seen by children, even if the V-Chip is properly programmed and used. This column documents blatant instances of program mis-rating by the TV networks.

 

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Show Rating PTC Analysis
Here come the newlyweds on ABC rating Because of the sheer Frequency of sexual content
Castle on ABC rating Most Parents would not consider ritualistic murder and raucous sex appropriate entertainment
Howie Do it on NBC rating After luring viewers with a supposedly harmless premise, complete with with a host who has a proven track record of family friendly programming. NBC pulls the ...
Chuck on NBC rating Despite the episodes PG rating...
True Beauty on ABC rating This lawdry program was rated TV-14 L. However, an episode...