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Charting TV Diversity

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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.

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