A group that monitors violence in prime-time television said it's concerned about women being more frequent targets.
The Parents Television Council released its report Wednesday. It said it counted more than 400 violent acts against women in prime time on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox shows in February and May this year. There were just under 200 during those months in 2004.
The council notes that acts against women are a small percentage of violence in prime time.
The report shows there were more than 3,900 total violent acts in prime-time during those two months this year, a 2 percent increase from five years ago.
Council president Tim Winter said he worries that violence on TV encourages violence in real life.