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x What the Ratings Mean
Ratings in the U.S.A.
Sony's predetermined ratings
These are original ratings that Sony has predetermined based on
the viewer's age. Each rating allows you to view certain
programs, as follows:
Option
Description
Child
Suitable for children under the age of 7.
Viewable U.S. movie ratings: G, NR, and N/A
Viewable U.S. TV ratings: TV-Y, TV-G, and
TV-NR
Youth
Suitable for children aged 7 and older.
Viewable U.S. movie ratings: G, PG, NR, and
N/A
Viewable U.S. TV ratings: TV-Y, TV-Y7, TV-
G, TV-PG, and TV-NR
Y.Adult
Suitable for children aged 13 and older.
(Young Adult)
Viewable U.S. movie ratings: G, PG, PG-13,
NR, and N/A
Viewable U.S. TV ratings: TV-Y, TV-Y7, TV-
G, TV-PG, TV-14, and TV-NR
For descriptions of Child, Youth, and Y.Adult (Young Adult)
ratings, see the following custom rating options.
U.S. movie ratings
U.S. movie ratings are for movies (including those shown on TV)
rated according to the Motion Picture Association of America
(MPAA) Guidelines.
Option
Description
G (General Audiences
In G-rated films no strong words are
– All Ages Admitted)
used, the violence is at a minimum,
nudity and sex scenes are not present,
nor is there any drug use.
PG (Parental
This is a film which may need to be
Guidance Suggested –
monitored first by parents.
Some Material May
Not Be Suitable For
Children)
PG-13 (Parents
Parents are alerted to be very careful
Strongly Cautioned –
about the attendance of their under-
Some Material May
teenage children when viewing films
Be Inappropriate For
with this rating.
Children Under 13)
R (Restricted – Under
This film includes hard language,
17 Requires
tough violence, nudity, drug abuse or
Accompanying Parent
other elements of concern.
Or Adult Guardian)
NC-17 or X (No One
This is a film that most parents would
17 And Under
consider not suitable for children aged
Admitted)
17 and under.
There may be violence, sex, abhorrent
behavior, drug abuse or other elements
of concern.
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U.S. TV ratings
U.S. TV ratings are for TV programs rated according to the U.S.
Television Parental Guidelines.
Option
Description
TV-Y (All
This program is designed for young children
Children)
aged 2 – 6 and is appropriate for all children.
TV-Y7
This program is designed for children aged 7
(Directed to
and older. Themes and elements in this
Older
program may include mild fantasy violence or
Children)
slapstick violence, or may frighten children
under the age of 7.
TV-G
Most parents would find this program suitable
(General
for all ages. It contains little or no violence, no
Audience)
strong language and little or no sexual
dialogue or situations.
TV-PG
This program contains some material that
(Parental
parents may find unsuitable for younger
Guidance
children.
Suggested)
TV-14
This program contains some material that
(Parents
many parents would find unsuitable for
Strongly
children under the age of 14.
Cautioned)
TV-MA
This program is specifically designed to be
(Mature
viewed by adults and therefore may be
Audience
unsuitable for children under the age of 17.
Only)
About the extenders of U.S. TV ratings
TV-Y7, TV-PG, TV-14 and TV-MA ratings have additional
content ratings called "extenders" to define additional viewing
limits. The extenders are defined as follows:
Option
Description
FV (Fantasy Violence) Programs containing cartoon violence
occurring in TV-Y7 programs only.
D (sexually suggestive
Programs containing suggestive
Dialogue)
dialogue, or sexual innuendo.
L (coarse Language)
Programs containing coarse language.
S (Sexual situations)
Programs containing sexual content.
V (Violence)
Programs containing violence.
There may be some profanity, violence
or brief nudity in these programs.

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