Statistics

New Feature: Characters (and Shows) Per Year

New Feature: Characters (and Shows) Per Year

October 21, 2020 user-circle Mika A. Epstein

Want to know how many characters are on air in a given year? Want to see how well your favourite TV station is doing? We have more stats for you!

2020 By The Numbers

2020 By The Numbers

October 7, 2020 user-circle Mika A. Epstein

It’s starting to look like 2020 will be a bloodbath for cancelled shows.

TV Statistics in the Time of Pandemics

TV Statistics in the Time of Pandemics

April 29, 2020 user-circle Mika A. Epstein

It’s difficult to guess at anything for the rest of 2020, but we can say that this season has started out strong.

The Viability of Queer Female Led Series

The Viability of Queer Female Led Series

February 5, 2020 user-circle Mika A. Epstein

Representation isn’t just how many characters are on air, but how many characters lead shows. The numbers aren’t good.

“Love Me Bait Me” Teaser from The Clexa Project

“Love Me Bait Me” Teaser from The Clexa Project

November 20, 2019 user-circle Mika A. Epstein

Starting in 2015, the number of queer female deaths on television, internationally, climbed to unexpected heights and started a movement.

What The Queers Watch Changes At Scale

What The Queers Watch Changes At Scale

November 6, 2019 user-circle Mika A. Epstein

Revisiting Nielsen data after six months, understanding what queer families watch proves to be dependant on the quality and content of what is provided.

Growth of Representation

Growth of Representation

October 2, 2019 user-circle Mika A. Epstein

Understanding the impact of canceled shows to characters on-air demonstrates a less close relation than one might expect.

Representation by Character

Representation by Character

September 11, 2019 user-circle Mika A. Epstein

The feature most asked for by data lovers and academics is finally here. That’s right, you can see what years a character was on air.

Representation is Stagnant

Representation is Stagnant

June 19, 2019 user-circle Mika A. Epstein

Taking another year in review, representation on television is starting to flatten out. And not in a good way.

Statistics: What the Queers Watch

Statistics: What the Queers Watch

May 29, 2019 user-circle Mika A. Epstein

The release of Nielsen data for queer viewers demonstrates that queer television is complex, diverse, and intersectional.

The Unlimited Bubble of Peak TV

The Unlimited Bubble of Peak TV

May 15, 2019 user-circle Mika A. Epstein

Have we oversaturated the market with scripted dramas, or is the ever increasing mountain of TV a good thing for diversity?

Statistics: One Show in Five

Statistics: One Show in Five

May 1, 2019 user-circle Mika A. Epstein

Understanding if representation is getting better depends a great deal on how many shows are representing us at all.