Number of queer female characters on cable networks in the U.S. 2017-2018

The statistic presents information on the number of lesbian and bisexual female characters appearing on selected cable television networks in the United States in the 2017/2018 season. The data reveals that Freeform included the highest number of lesbian or bisexual female characters in its shows as of the date of survey, with 14 lesbian characters and eight bisexual women appearing on the network. Syfy also embraced more diverse casting approach with ten lesbian characters and five bisexual characters, however most cable TV networks included fewer than five such characters in its shows.

Number of lesbian and bisexual female characters appearing on selected cable television networks in the United States in the 2017/2018 season

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Source

Release date

January 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

June 1, 2017 to May 31, 2018

Special properties

cable TV networks examined which included zero lesbian or bisexual characters include El Rey Network, History, MTV, The N and TBS

Supplementary notes

The source notes that the data was accurate as of January 10, 2019, and that all data was compiled by staff via multiple methods including reading fansites, watching shows, personal knowledge and examining streaming services.

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