Gender distribution of TV characters and personalities in Germany 2016, by age

This statistic shows the gender distribution of main characters and personalities on TV in Germany in 2016, by age. In the age group of 10- to 19-year-olds, 58 percent of characters and personalities seen on television were female, whereas in the age group of over 60-year-olds only 20 percent were female.

Gender distribution of characters and personalities on TV in Germany in 2016, by age

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Release date

July 2017



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17 channels from 14:00 to 24:00

Supplementary notes

* Representative sample of 2 standardized weeks in 2016 based on 2,945 TV programs (German production or production with German contribution);
n (female) = 3,477
n (male) = 7,166

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