Gender distribution on TV and cinema screens in Germany 2016

Share of male and female main characters and central figures in television and cinema productions in Germany in 2016

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Release date

July 2017



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Number of respondents

11,144 protagonists*

Special properties

TV: 17 channels from 14:00 to 24:00; cinema: 883 films

Supplementary notes

* General TV: representative sample of 2 standardized weeks in 2016 based on 2,945 TV programs (German production or production with German contribution);
Cinema: based on 1,318 protagonists in 883 German film productions or productions with German contribution between 2011 and 2016.

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