TV-MASuitable for Mature Audiences Only (TV program rating)
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Based on the industry's published content ratings definitions, this program should have been rated TV-MA, meaning it was appropriate for mature audiences only.
TV-MA -- Not for children under 17; may contain sex, profane language, or graphic violence.
Entertainment programming on the broadcast webs (NBC aside) will soon be subdivided into dozens of possible ratings combos: TV-PG S; TVY7 FV; TV-14 VD; TV-MA SVLD, etc, etc.
The fall season is still a month away, but Steven Bochco's "Brooklyn South" has already earned the distinction of becoming the first primetime pilot headed for the adults-only TV-MA content rating.
By definition, shows tagged with a TV-MA are for "mature audiences only.