Characters on broadcast network programs that are people of color U.S. 2005-2020

This graph shows the share of series regular characters on broadcast network programs, in the United States, who are people of color from 2005 to 2020. In the 2019-20 TV season, 47 percent of major characters in broadcast TV programming were people of color.

Share of regular characters on broadcast television networks that are people of color in the United States from 2006/07 to 2019/20 seasons

Share of characters
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Release date

November 2019


United States

Survey time period

2005-06 to 2019-20 seasons

Special properties

data refers to characters which are series regulars

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Statistics on "Television in the U.S."

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