Parents urged to speak up over TV ratings update

Monday, March 11, 2019
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Bill Bumpas (OneNewsNow.com)

TV rating MA LSVThe Federal Communications Commission is currently taking comments from the public about the TV ratings system so media watchdog groups are hoping statements from concerned parents and grandparents will far outnumber comments from Hollywood.

That is because Hollywood doesn’t think there's a problem at all with what flows into our living rooms, says Monica Cole of One Million Moms.

She calls the current TV ratings system inaccurate and unreliable and her group is partnering with the Parents Television Council to encourage parents to voice their opinions to the FCC.

The FCC comment page can be found here, using the required "Proceeding code" 19-14 to get started. 

Cole, Monica“Just as parents can send in their comments, so can Hollywood,” Cole tells OneNewsNow. “So we need our voice to outweigh theirs, and what we'd like is more accuracy and more transparency and more accountability in the administration of the TV ratings."

There has never been any oversight, Cole complains, over whether the TV ratings system is doing what was promised, especially concerning wary, watchful parents who rely on it. 

The ratings system hasn’t been reviewed in 20 years, she adds.

The coming FCC review was mandated in the federal budget approved by Congress.

In addition to linking to the FCC comment page, One Million Moms has some suggested talking points on its own website. 


Editor's Note: One Million Moms is a division of the American Family Association, the parent organization of the American Family News Network, which operates OneNewsNow.com. 

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