The Federal Communications Commission delayed making a decision on whether to allow more nudity and profanity on broadcast television.
The Hill newspaper reported that regulators are extending the deadline for the public to comment on the proposal.
The FCC has already received more than 100,000 comments and the overwhelming majority of them are opposed to the decision.
The comment deadline has been extended to Aug. 2.
"We recognize the importance of affording all interested parties sufficient time to review the comments in the Docket and to prepare their reply comments," the FCC said. "We also respect the interest of the public in having sufficient time for review and consideration of the various positions and concerns."