The number of naked people on prime-time ABC, NBC, Fox, CBS and the CW jumped from 15 to 76, a whopping 407 percent, the PTC study, via the New York Post, concluded. According to the PTC their study includes "scenes in which the individuals are completely unclothed and only the sexual organ is blocked from the viewer. The entire remainder of their flesh is exposed." There is no "animated nudity," nor is there "suggested full nudity in which a person is assumed to be nude on the top, but a portion of their body is blocked by a convenient table or sofa placement, etc." The study also doesn't include instances of a blurred genital with a clothed top.
The number of episodes featuring "full nudity" jumped from 14 to 37, and the number of scenes from 14 to 45. So where is all this nudity? In their report, PTC cites an instance in Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23, which figures, another in The Bachelor, which also figures, and another in Betty White's Off Their Rockers, which — oh, Betty, you saucy nonagenarian minx.
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