Ethnic distribution of roles for broadcast scripted shows in the U.S. 2015-2017

This statistic presents the distribution of roles for broadcast scripted shows in the United States from the 2015-16 to the 2016-17 seasons, sorted by ethnicity. According to the source, 20.6 percent of broadcast scripted show roles were occupied by black actors in the 2016-17 season. This marks an increase from 17 percent in the previous season, however the figures for Asian and mixed race actors decreased slightly over the same period.

Distribution of roles for broadcast scripted shows in the United States from 2015-16 to 2016-17 seasons, by ethnicity

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Sources

Release date

February 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2015-2016 and 2016-2017 seasons

Number of respondents

2015-16 n = 732 shows; 2016-17 n = 776 shows

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