If you’ve been watching TV lately, you may be thinking, “Where the hell is that movie?”
This might be a good question to ask the person on your couch, if you have an Internet connection.
A recent study conducted by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, and the National Science Foundation (NSF) suggests that we can expect to see more movies with violent content on the airwaves over the next several years.
The research is the first to quantify the number of violent movies that are expected to appear in American television in the next few years, the researchers report online today in the journal PLOS ONE.
“Our findings show that our current understanding of TV violence is flawed,” said study lead author James R. Krasnick, a professor of television studies and communications at UC San Francisco.
“While we expect to increase violence on TV, the problem is not resolved.
The real challenge is how to manage the potential for future violence without resorting to violence.”
What you need for this story:• The most recent Nielsen ratings from the U.S. and Canada, which are based on the 2017 season• A reliable source for current ratings in the U, C and F metamodern ratings systems• A plot of the U-shaped curve for violent content• A list of the 10 most-recent episodes of the most recent seasons of “Breaking Bad,” “Breaking In,” “True Blood,” “The Good Wife,” “Homeland,” “House of Cards,” “Game of Thrones,” “Narcos,” “Orange is the New Black,” “Parks and Recreation,” “Shameless” and “The Walking Dead”• An online database with the latest episodes of each of these TV shows• A few notes on this story from the Associated Press:• This study relied on Nielsen ratings.
They include a ratings update of the 2016-2017 season.
For that, we used Nielsen’s ratings for the 2017-2018 season.
We also use data from the National Cable and Telecommunications Association.