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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 22 – 28 May

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 22/5/2017
Bones (S11 Ep7) Prime 1:30pm AO R13 Violence & content that may disturb
Tuesday 23/5/2017
Bones (S11 Ep8) Prime 1:30pm PGR R13 Violence & content that may disturb
Bad Teacher (film) Duke 9:00pm AO R16 Offensive language, drug use & sexual content that may offend
Wednesday 24/5/2017
Bones (S11 Ep9) Prime 1:30pm PGR R13 Violence & content that may disturb
Hawaii Five-O (S5, Ep22) Three 9:35pm AO R16 Violence
NCIS (S12 Ep13) Three 11:00pm PGR M Violence & content that may disturb
Thursday 25/5/2017
Bones (S11 Ep10) Prime 1:30pm PGR R13 Violence & content that may disturb
Friday 26/5/2017
Bones (S11 Ep11) Prime 1:30pm AO R13 Violence & content that may disturb
Horrible Bosses 2 (film) Two 9:20pm AO R16 Violence, offensive language, sexual content & other content thay may offend
Saturday 27/5/2017
South Park (S16 Ep6) Duke 9:00pm AO R13 Violence, offensive language & sexual references
Riddick (film) Two 9:05pm AO R16 Violence, sexual references & offensive language
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (film) Maori 9:00pm AO R18 Violence
Inherent Vice (film) Two 11:20pm AO R16 Sex scenes, nudity, drug use & offensive language
Sunday 28/5/2017
Family Guy (Believe It Or Not, Joe's Walking On Air) Duke 8:30pm AO M Violence, sexual references & offensive language
Thanks For Sharing (film) Choice 8:30pm AO R16 Sex scenes, offensive language & content thay may disturb
South Park (S16 Ep7) Duke 9:00pm AO R13 Violence, offensive lanaguage & sexual references
Nurse (film) Two 10:50pm AO R18 Graphic violence, horror, sex scenes & offensive lanaguage
Westside (S2, Ep4) Three 11:10pm AO R16 Violence, sexual violence, drug use, offensive language & sex scenes

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 22 – 28 May

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
Aquarius (Season 2) TVNZ OnDemand AO R16 (Previous episodes)
Blindspot (Season 2) TVNZ OnDemand AO M / R13 / R16 (Previous episodes)
Criminal Minds (Season 12) TVNZ OnDemand AO R16 (Previous episodes)
Daleks Invasion Of Earth 2150 A.D. TVNZ OnDemand PGR PG
Gotham (Season 3) TVNZ OnDemand AO R13 (Previous episodes)
Grey's Anatomy (Season 13) TVNZ OnDemand AO M / R13 (Previous episodes)
iZombie (Season 3) TVNZ OnDemand AO R13 / R16 (Previous episodes)
Major Crimes (Season 5) TVNZ OnDemand AO R13 (Previous episodes)
Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Season 4) TVNZ OnDemand AO M / R13 (Previous episodes)
Pledge This! (film) TVNZ OnDemand AO R16 Offensive language, sexual material & other content that may offend
Scandal (Season 6) TVNZ OnDemand AO M / R13 / R16 (Previous episodes)
South Park (Season 16) TVNZ OnDemand AO R13 Violence, offensive language and sexual references
South Park (Season 17) 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 Missing (Season 2) TVNZ OnDemand AO R16 (Previous episodes)
The Monster of Mangatiti (film) TVNZ OnDemand G R16 Violence, sexual violence & offensive language
The Originals (Season 4) TVNZ OnDemand AO R13 (Previous episodes)
Venus & Mars (film) TVNZ OnDemand AO R13 Violence, offensive language & content that may disturb
Wentworth (Season 4) TVNZ OnDemand AO R16 Violence, sexual violence, drug use, offensive language & sex scenes
Chicago Med (Season 2) ThreeNow AO M / R13 (Previous episodes)
Hawaii Five-O (Season 5) ThreeNow AO R16 Violence
NCIS (Season 14) ThreeNow AO M / R13 (Previous episodes)
Special Victims Unit (Season 18) ThreeNow AO R13 / R16 (Previous episodes)
The Blacklist (Season 4) ThreeNow AO M / R13 / R16 (Previous episodes)
The Night Shift (Season 3) ThreeNow 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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