Each year, our statistics team identifies original shows across all platforms that contain lesbian, bisexual, and other female characters whose sexuality is undetermined so that we can analyze information on as many characters as we can for the current television season. While other organizations also capture statistics each year, ours digs a bit deeper and looks into areas (like love interests) that other research has not. We don’t rely on network reporting or forecasting for the future; our stats are based on what we see on screen for the current year only as our aim is to show a complete picture of how representation is portrayed.
On this page, we’ve set up slideshows for each category of stats we capture to enable people to see the changes from year to year. You can also find links to our in-depth evaluations of each year we’ve completed, which includes the full statistics breakdown used for our infographics.