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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 13 – 19 March

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
Monday 13/3/2017
Family Guy (Peter's Sister) DUKE 7:35pm PGR R16 Violence, offensive language, sexual material & other content that may offend
The Inbetweeners Movie (film) DUKE 8:30pm AO R16 Offensive langauge, drug use & sexual content that may offend
The Following (S3, Ep5) One 11:45pm AO R16 Violence & content that may disturb
Tuesday 14/3/2017
Fargo (S1, E1) Prime 12:35pm AO R16 Violence, sex scenes & content that may disturb
Wednesday 15/3/2017
Fargo (S1, E2) Prime 12:50pm AO R16 Violence, sex scenes & content that may disturb
NCIS (S12 Ep3) Three 10:35pm PGR R13 Violence & content that may disturb
Thursday 16/3/2017
Bones (S10, E3) Prime 11:40am PGR R13 Violence, sexual themes & content that may disturb
Fargo (S1, E3) Prime 12:35pm AO R16 Violence, sex scenes & content that may disturb
The Transporter (film) Three 8:30pm AO R16 Violence
Friday 17/3/2017
Bones (S10, E4) Prime 11:40am PGR R13 Violence, sexual themes & content that may disturb
Fargo (S1, E4) Prime 12:35pm AO R16 Violence, sex scenes & content that may disturb
Saturday 18/3/2017
Melancholia (film) Maori 8:30am AO M Offensive language & nudity
The Expendables (film) Three 8:50pm AO R16 Graphic violence
Flight (film) Three 8:55pm AO R16 Offensive language, drug use & sexual themes
Mardi Gras: Spring Break (film) Two 10:50pm AO M Offensive language, sexual material & other content that may offend
She's Out Of My League (film) Three 11:35pm AO R16 Offensive language & sexual themes
Sunday 19/3/2017
NCIS: New Orleans (S1, Ep16) Prime 1:00pm PGR R13 Violence & content that may disturb
The Reader (film) Choice 8:30pm AO R16 Sex scenes
Mad Max: Fury Road (film) Two 8:45pm AO R16 Violence & content that may disturb
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (film) Three 10:20pm AO R16 Violence & horror

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 13 – 19 March

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
Animal Kingdom (film) TVNZ OnDemand AO R16 Violence, offensive language & drug use
Criminal Minds (Season 12) TVNZ OnDemand AO R16 (Previous episodes)
Daleks Invasion Of Earth 2150 A.D. TVNZ OnDemand PGR PG
Indian Summers (Season 2) TVNZ OnDemand AO R13 (Previous episodes)
Mad Max: Fury Road (film) TVNZ OnDemand AO R16 Violence & content that may disturb
Major Crimes (Season 5) TVNZ OnDemand AO R13 Violence & content that may disturb
Pledge This! (film) TVNZ OnDemand AO R16 Offensive language, sexual material & other content that may offend
Pledge This!(film) TVNZ OnDemand AO R16 Offensive language, sexual material & other content that may offend
Roots (S1, Parts 1 & 2) TVNZ OnDemand AO R16 Graphic violence & sexual violence
Sex And The City 2 (film) TVNZ OnDemand AO M Sex scenes & offensive language
South Park (Season 1) TVNZ OnDemand AO R13 / R16 (Previous episodes)
Supernatural (Season 12) TVNZ OnDemand AO R13 / R16 (Previous episodes)
The 100 (Season 4) TVNZ OnDemand AO R16 (Previous episodes)
The Dark Horse (film) TVNZ OnDemand AO M Violence, offensive language & drug use
The Expendables (film) TVNZ OnDemand AO R16 Graphic violence
The Last Ship (Season 3) TVNZ OnDemand AO M / R13 (Previous episodes)
The Monster of Mangatiti (film) TVNZ OnDemand G R16 Violence, sexual violence & offensive language
The Originals (Season 1) TVNZ OnDemand AO R13 Violence & horror scenes
The Punisher (film) TVNZ OnDemand AO R18 Violence
The Vampire Diaries (Season 8) TVNZ OnDemand AO R13 (Previous episodes)
The Walking Dead (Season 7) TVNZ OnDemand AO R16 / R18 (Previous episodes)
Venus & Mars (film) TVNZ OnDemand AO R13 Violence, offensive language & content that may disturb
Workaholics (Season 3) TVNZ OnDemand AO R16 (Previous episodes)
The Blacklist (Season 4) TV3 Now AO M / R13 / R16 (Previous episodes)
The Night Shift (Season 3) 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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