Ignore the poster who states, “sure to be a mortal sin it must be deliberate, freely committed and in full knowledge, sure the chances of someone being guilty of all three is very slim?”
(that is liberal catholicism, if someone deliberately, freely and in full knowledge commits grave matter, it is a mortal sin and in such a scenario there are no loopholes where someone can sin all they want.
The Catechism is also sourced on the writings of the saints,
I challenge any Catholic forums member to find even one quote from a canonised Saint that states they believed/ recommended people to read / listen to / watch sexual scenes as entertainment,
(and as the OP said, this particular thread is not about sexual content being discussed on TV, this thread is about sexual content being simulated on TV)
The devil can quote scripture as his own, as shown in the temptation of Jesus in the desert.
The Catechism clearly says the showing actual sexual acts, or SIMULATED sexual scenes, is pornographic.
The modern media that pushes for abortion, euthanasia, promotion of homosexuality, that modern media states that pornography is defined as portraying real sexual acts.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church states something is pornography is anything that even portrays simulated sexual scenes.
"Pornography consists in removing real or simulated sexual acts from the intimacy of the partners, in order to display deliberately to third parties (CCC 2354).