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Female characters share in media in the U.S. 2015

This statistic shows the share of female speaking characters in television and film in the United States in 2014 and 2015, sorted by media platform. According to the source, 38.1 percent of speaking characters on streaming shows in 2015 were female.

Share of female characters in TV and film in the United States in 2014 and 2015, by media platform

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Release date

February 2016


United States

Survey time period

2014 and 2015

Special properties

speaking characters

Supplementary notes

The source provides the following information about the media sampled: "Movies theatrically released in 2014 by the major studios or their art house divisions were included in the sample, provided they met a certain threshold of domestic box office performance. Prime-time first run scripted series as well as digital offerings airing from September 1st 2014 to August 31st 2015 were sampled on broadcast, popular basic cable, premium channels or streaming services. In total, the sample included 414 stories or 109 motion pictures and 305 broadcast, cable, and digital series."

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