Minorities in Media in the U.S.

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Statista dossier on minorities in media

This dossier has been compiled to provide statistical information about minorities in media in the United States. It gives statistics on the distribution of minorities in television, film, and publishing, as well as their consumption of various media.

Table of contents

  • 1. Film
    • Movie theater audience in North America in 2017, by ethnicity

    • Distribution lead actors in films in the U.S. 2011-2016, by ethnicity

    • Audience minority share of top films in the U.S. 2016

    • View on adequate number of roles for racial minorities in Hollywood movies 2019

    • Representation of African people in superhero movies by ethnicity U.S. 2018

    • Public opinion on diversity in movies/TV in the U.S. 2019, by ethnicity

    • Film critics in the U.S. by ethnicity 2017

  • 2. Television
    • U.S. TV consumption: average viewing time 2017, by ethnicity

    • Percentage of people of color on TV in the U.S. 1990-2015

    • Ethnic distribution of roles for broadcast scripted shows in the U.S. 2016

    • Ethnic distribution of roles for cable scripted shows in the U.S. 2016

    • Share of female characters on broadcast network programs 2018, by ethnicity

    • Public opinion on racial minorities in TV shows in the U.S. 2017

    • Likelihood of watching TV shows with same race lead cast in the U.S. 2017

  • 3. Behind-the-scenes
    • Film writers ethnicity in the U.S. 2011-2016

    • Gender distribution of film directors with one film in the U.S. 2017, by ethnicity

    • Film directors ethnicity in the U.S. 2011-2016

    • Ethnic distribution of TV directors in the U.S. 2017, by studio

    • Gender distribution of TV directors in the U.S. 2017, by ethnicity

    • Distribution of showrunners for new shows 2017, by ethnicity and gender

    • Distribution of showrunners on select networks by gender and ethnicity 2017

  • 4. News media
    • Minority workforces in news media in the U.S. 2017, by sector

    • Distribution of publishing employees in the U.S. 2018, by ethnicity

    • Distribution of TV newsroom employees in the U.S. 2017, by ethnicity

    • Share of ethnic minorities on TV news in the U.S. by gender 2018

    • Television news work force in the U.S. by ethnicity 2014-2017

    • Television news directors in the U.S. by ethnicity 2013-2017

    • Radio news work force in the U.S. 2014-2017, by ethnicity

    • Percentage of people of color in radio news in the U.S. 2017, by ethnicity

    • Radio news directors in the U.S. 2013-2017, by ethnicity

    • Distribution of radio newsroom employees 2017, by ethnicity

    • NPR employees in the U.S. by ethnicity 2017

    • African-American winners of the Pulitzer Prize 2016, by category

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