Nielsen: Diversity still lacking on TV, even as shows multiply

Despite Hollywood’s promises of more diversity in front of and behind the camera, TV still lags behind, according to a new Nielsen study released Thursday. Of the 300 most-watched scripted, reality, variety and news shows in 2019, 92% had some level of diversity in the cast (women, people of color or LGBTQ+) but, the study warned, “presence is not the same as representation.” Women took up about 38% of screen time, compared to 52% of the population, while people of color represent about 27% of screen time and about 40% of the population. LGBTQ representation on screen actually outpaced reality…

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