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Charting TV Diversity

EW compares network TV's racial makeup with the U.S. population

A breakdown of race on network TV and how the numbers match up to the U.S. population*

U.S. Population
66.2% White
12.9% Black
15.2% Latino/Hispanic
4.5% Asian
1.0% American Indian/Alaska Native
0.2% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

ABC
78.2% White
9.4% Black
8.3% Latino/Hispanic
3.1% Asian
1.0% American Indian

NBC
71.0% White
11.8% Black
7.5% Latino/Hispanic
9.7% Asian
0% American Indian

CBS
79.3% White
9.0% Black
8.1% Latino/Hispanic
3.6% Asian
0% American Indian

FOX
77.7% White
12.5% Black
4.2% Latino/Hispanic
4.2% Asian
1.4% American Indian

THE CW
67.4% White
26.9% Black
3.8% Latino/Hispanic
1.9% Asian
0% American Indian

*U.S. population is based on EW's analysis of July 2007 U.S. Census data. Network breakdowns include only cast regulars (as of June 6, 2008) for scripted series airing in fall 2008.

Originally posted Jun 13, 2008 Published in issue #998 Jun 20, 2008 Order article reprints