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What are you watching this week?

According to a recent UMR survey, New Zealanders think it would be useful to see the same classifications on TV shows as are currently used on films, DVDs, and online content such as Netflix.

Another survey by UMR found that a majority of New Zealanders would like to see our classifications on all movies, TV shows and games, regardless of whether they're in a cinema, on DVD, broadcast, or online.

Find out more about classification labels

So, we've put together the following information to give you additional tools for making wise choices for television and broadcast catch up service viewing over the next week.

Broadcast television viewing information for the week 24 – 29 January

The following shows and movies are being broadcast this week and have been classified by the Office of Film and Literature Classification (OFLC) for release on cinema, DVD/Blu-ray or online viewing. You can see these classifications on the far right column of the table.

Title Channel Time TV rating OFLC classification
Tuesday 24/1/2017
Major Crimes (S4, Ep18) One 11:20pm AO R13 Violence & drug use
Wednesday 25/1/2017
The White Queen (S1, Ep8) Prime 8:30pm AO M Violence, sex scenes & nudity
NCIS: LA (S6, Ep20) Three 11:10pm AO R13 Violence & content that may disturb
Friday 27/1/2017
Any Given Sunday (film) DUKE 8:30pm AO M Offensive language & nudity
Saturday 28/1/2017
The 100 (S3, Ep9) Two 12:05pm PGR R16 Violence
Jaws The Revenge (film) Three 8:50pm AO PG Coarse language
Sunday 29/1/2017
The Addams Family (film) Two 12:00pm PGR PG
The Cabin In The Woods (film) Two 10:40pm AO R16 Violence, horror, drug use & offensive language
Wish You Were Here (film) Choice 11:00pm AO R16 Violence, offensive language & drug use

Learn more about New Zealand broadcasting codes and standards on the Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) website.

Broadcast catch up (on demand) viewing information for the week 24 – 29 January

Adult content, broadcast late at night, is available on broadcast catch up services around the clock, so it's important that parents and other people responsible for children's viewing choices are aware of the nature of the content young people can access using these services.

A number of classifications shown on the right are for earlier episodes in these series that the Classification Office has classified, and so are indicative of likely content.

Title Channel TV rating OFLC classification
Criminal Minds (Season 12) TVNZ OnDemand AO R16 (Previous episodes)
Gotham (Season 3) TVNZ OnDemand AO R13 (Previous episodes)
Major Crimes (Season 4) TVNZ OnDemand AO R13 Violence, sexual references & content that may disturb
Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Season 4) TVNZ OnDemand AO M / R13 (Previous episodes)
South Park (Season 19) TVNZ OnDemand AO R13 / R16 (Previous episodes)
Supernatural (Season 12) TVNZ OnDemand AO R13 / R16 (Previous episodes)
The Dark Horse (film) TVNZ OnDemand AO M Violence, offensive language & drug use
The Last Ship (Season 2) TVNZ OnDemand AO R13 Violence & content that may disturb
The Memory Booth (short film) TVNZ OnDemand AO PG
The Monster of Mangatiti (film) TVNZ OnDemand G R16 Violence, sexual violence & offensive language
The Originals (Season 3) TVNZ OnDemand AO R13 (Previous episodes)
The Vampire Diaries (Season 8) TVNZ OnDemand AO R13 (Previous episodes)
Venus & Mars (film) TVNZ OnDemand AO R13 Violence, offensive language & content that may disturb
Workaholics (Season 2) TVNZ OnDemand AO R16 Nudity, offensive language & sexual content
Workaholics (Season 3) TVNZ OnDemand AO R16 (Previous episodes)
Humans (Season 2) TV3 Now AO M / R13 / R16 (Previous episodes)
The Night Shift (Season 2) TV3 Now AO M / R13 (Previous episodes)

Learn more about New Zealand broadcasting codes and standards on the Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) website.

Making wise viewing choices for children and families on free to air television

Broadcasting content ratings and classification labels are both designed to help people make viewing choices. Our recent article highlights some significant differences in how they are applied, what they mean, and the opportunities available for people to use them.

Blog post: Making wise viewing choices for children and families on free-to-air television

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