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Supernatural Audience Demographics

posted by Z2Solutions on August 24, 2017

supernatural audience demographics

 

When Supernatural was originally pitched to producers, it was aimed at a young male demographic, but if you look at today’s supernatural audience demographics, they tell a completely different story.

The writers, Katherine Larsen and Lynn S. Zubernis admit that now the audience is roughly 80-20 female, which was a surprise to them, but they’ve managed to cater for this shift in demographics.

Larsen said at a Supernatural convention in Washington that for the first year they didn’t realize that so many people who were watching the show were women. They were surprised, because they had guns, cars and classic rock, that it would surely draw a male audience.

The progression from the assumption of a male audience to catering for a female audience can also be seen through the female characters in the show. In the first few seasons, female characters were introduced as one dimensional stereotypes with the intention of “sexing up” the show. Eventually the writers began introducing stronger female roles with more back story.

“This current crop of writers is very aware what the fans’ views have been in the past, and most of them are feminist leaning writers, so, I think it’s a little different nine seasons down the road,” Zubernis said at the convention.

Looking at the chart below of Supernatural’s IMDB ratings, there are more female voters overall, so this backs up the theory that the show has more of a female following. Although the level of male voters is skewed by a higher number of male IMDB users.

supernatural audience demographics

Big Bang Theory Audience Demographics

posted by Z2Solutions on July 6, 2017

big bang theory audience demographics

In the age of Netflix, Hulu and other streaming services, it’s surprising to find out just how popular one current TV series is – Big Bang Theory. Nevertheless, CBS’ hit show – an old-fashioned multi-camera comedy about four nerdy men and the three women who put up with them – is not only TV’s number one show, but also the highest-rated sitcom since Friends.

So what are Big Bang Theory’s audience demographics and what do they tell us about the television consumer market today? Statistics from 2015 by tvbythenumbers provide a little insight.

It was a Thursday 8pm time slot for the popular family series, and rose to the top sport in viewers fast, with 14.5 million. Holding the broad age range of 18-49 year old viewers.

Backing up this broad age range is backed up by IMDB’s ratings demographics for the show. The chart below shows that females are higher among the raters for this show on IMBD and the age ranges broadly from 18 years – 45+ years.

big bang theory audience demographics

So from these stats we’re able to summarize that Big Bang Theory has a wide range of age demographics within its audience base, while maintaining on average a higher female audience base.

Game of Thrones Audience Demographics

posted by Z2Solutions on May 1, 2017

 

game of thrones audience demographics

 

Game of Thrones is definitely a show that rose to global popularity, and with so many people watching the show it’s interesting to look into the Game of Thrones audience demographics. Not too long ago, a survey went out to fans of both the books and TV show on Time Capsule, collecting information about the respondent’s age, gender and opinions on the show.

The results of the survey have been posted and here we explore a little from these results.

game of thrones audience demographics

game of thrones audience demographics

 

According to this survey, the average GoT fan is a male, aged 18-29. This isn’t too surprising, although the type of people surveyed needs to be taken into consideration. A vast majority of the respondents were book-only fans and possibly found their way to the survey from a link on reddit.

game of thrones audience demographics

If we look at the voters from the Game of Thrones TV imdb page, there’s almost 500,000 more males than females. This graph also matches the results from the Time Capsule survey, in that the average voter age is 18-29, but the 30-44 range isn’t too far behind.

game of thrones audience demographics,

This viewership breakdown by Sisense shows the increase in popularity over time. As the graph shows, the GoT TV show grew year-on-year in viewership as new seasons were released. The Season 4 premiere had 6.6 million viewers during the 9pm broadcast, which was up 2.2 from the previous year. The numbers don’t account for the real viewership though, as it’s difficult to know the amount of illegal downloads. GoT is reported as the most pirated show in history.