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Are white males overrepresented on prime-time TV?

  • Most prime time shows are chock full of white males

    There are more white male tv writers and therefore more white males on tv. There are more white male talk show hosts, news and sports casters and more white male main characters in both comedies and dramas. While white males comprise approximately 32% of the US population, they comprise 60-70% of the tv population.
    See for example :http://mediamatters.org/research/diversity_report/ ,

  • I think that white males are very overrepresented on prime-time TV.



    I think that white males are very overrepresented on
    prime-time TV. The nation is far more
    diverse than the programming on TV.
    America is at least half female, yet there are not enough women on TV
    either. I don’t know why there are so
    many white males on TV, but it would be more fun to watch with more diversity.


  • White males are not overrepresented on prime-time TV.

    White males are not overrepresented on prime-time TV. Casting decisions should be made by the creators of television shows depending on their own preferences. It is not necessary for every television show to represent the current demographics of the United States. Minorities should worry about more important things than appearing on prime-time TV.

  • No, there are a lot of shows.

    No, white males are not overrepresented on prime-time TV, because there are already a wide variety of programs with a wide representation of races and genders on television. There is even an entire hispanic channel, and multiple channels devoted to African Americans. People are free to find whatever type of programming they want.

  • On Par With Society

    I do not believe white males are overrepresented on prime-time TV. I believe we see a mixture of races as well as a far amount of men and women on prime-time TV. Obviously this wasn't true in the past when there was an obvious difference, but for the most part I feel its been corrected.


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