Television ratings were introduced in Finland in the year 2004. The initial ratings system for television programs shown on Finnish channels consisted of ratings S, K7, K12, K16, and K18. Ratings as of 2013 are
- S (allowed at all times)
- K7 (not allowed to air before 7:00 am)
- K12 (not allowed to air before 05:00 pm)
- K16 (not allowed to air before 09:00 pm)
- K18 (not allowed to air before 11:00 pm)
If a program is classified as K16 or K18, a notification must be shown before transmission. Example: The following program is rated K16 or K18. These may be optional on K7 or K12 rated programs. S rated material does not require using a notification, but some channels use one for rated-S programs.