ERIC Number: ED148316
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Network Prime-Time Violence Tabulations for 1975-76 Season.
Klapper, Joseph T.
This is an annual report on violence in prime-time television. The tabulations, based on 13 weeks of monitoring prime-time programs on three networks, indicate a decline in violence by 24% and a decline in the rate per hour of dramatic violence to 1.9 incidents per hour since last season. The study also indicated that the introduction of the family viewing period accompanied this marked decrease. CBS has the lowest rate of violence of the three networks. This is attributed to a decline in the average number of violent incidents in action programs and a reduction in the number of hours scheduled for showing feature films. Data from the current survey and from previous years are presented, and definitions of terms used in the study are provided in the appendices. (DAG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc., New York, NY. Office of Social Research.
Note: For related document, see IR 005 357