WHYY TV Ratings

Along with other public and commercial television stations, WHYY-TV has begin tagging some of its programs with "Parental Guidelines" or "V-chip" ratings. The ratings icons will appear in the upper left corner of your TV screen for 15 seconds at the beginning of each program. While this system does not actively point viewers toward programs of special merit, it does provide parents and caregivers with additional information as to what shows their families choose to watch.

Please note that all sports and news/timely public affairs programs are exempt from these ratings. In addition, some locally produced or acquired programming may not carry the national V-chip rating. Here are the ratings and what they mean...


Children's programming


Programs for the entire audience