Is TV MA the same as R?

Updated: 4/28/2022
User Avatar

Wiki User

7y ago

Best Answer

No - although they are similar in many respects. The closest analog is between TV-MA and PG-13

TV MA is a TV rating meaning "For Mature Audiences Only".

R is an MPAA rating meaning "Restricted - under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian"

Officially TV MA means:

"This program is specifically designed to be viewed by adults and therefore may be unsuitable for children under 17. This program may contain one or more of the following: crude indecent language (L), explicit sexual activity (S), or graphic violence (V)."

Officially R is assigned for:

  • Violence that is both intense and persistent (at least an R rating although NC-17 could, in theory be assigned if it were intense and persistent enough) The most violent R rated films are more violent than the most violent TV-MA programs
  • Multiple occurrences of one of the harsher sexually-derived expletives and/or he usage of such an expletive in a sexual context. The most vulgar and crude language in R rated films will exceed that permitted in TV-MA.
  • Anything more than "brief" nudity and nudity that is sexually oriented. Nothing more than brief nudity is allowed in TV-MA
User Avatar

Wiki User

7y ago
This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: Is TV MA the same as R?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

What is worse tv ma or pg 13?

Ma means mature audiences, so it would be like an R rating, and PG 13 is not as bad as an R rating, so TV MA would be worse

What TV shows have uncensored nudity?

Rated X, MA, Some R, and NC-17

What does the rating TV-MA mean?

In the United States, TV-MA is used to rate TV programs. TV-MA is used to indicate that the program is designed to be viewed by adults may not be appropriate for children under 17 years of age.

How old do you have to be to watch Obsessed?

I don't know what that is but if it's R rated or TV-MA then you have to be at minimum 18.

Is TV MA worse or is rated R worse?

R rated films have adult content. (usually sex and/or violence). An unrated film may be very adult oriented or not at all. It's up to the company that makes a film to decide whether to submit it for a rating. Most theaters require a rating. That's why you see most unrated films on DVD.

How old do you have to be to watch TV-14 DLSV movies?

I think to watch shows that are rated TV-14 DVSL I think you have to be 13 to watch it because I think TV-14 DLSV means PG-13. To watch the TV-MA I think you have to be 17 to watch it because TV-MA means mature and to watch mature shows you have to be 17 and TV-MA which stands for mature means R so this is what I think

What are the ratings and certificates for Bobcat Goldthwait You Don't Look the Same Either - 2012 TV?

Bobcat Goldthwait You Don't Look the Same Either - 2012 TV is rated/received certificates of: USA:TV-MA

What is Shuffle rated?


What are the release dates for Ma and Pa - 1974 TV?

Ma and Pa - 1974 TV was released on: USA: 7 March 1974

What TV rating is Wilfred from FX?


What is 'my favorite television' when translated from English to French?

Ma télévision favorie, ma télévision favorite and ma télévision préférée are French equivalents of the English phrase "my favorite television." Birthplace and personal preference make clear whether "favored television" (case 1), "favorite television" (example 2) or "preferred television" (instance 3) suits. The respective pronunciations will be "ma tey-ley-vee-zyo fa-vo-ree," "ma tey-ley-vee-zyo fa-vo-reet" and "ma tey-ley-vee-zyo fa-vo-reet" in French.

Is t the same as pg in ratings?

Yes it is PG- T M-M R-MA+15