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

This statistic presents the distribution of roles for cable scripted shows in the United States from the 2015-16 to the 2016-17 seasons, sorted by ethnicity. According to the source, 15.9 percent of cable scripted show roles were occupied by black actors between 2016 and 2017, up from 13.3 percent in the previous season.

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

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Release date

February 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2015-2016 and 2016-2017 seasons

Number of respondents

2015-16 n = 1,057 shows; 2016-17 n = 1,062 shows

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