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Black and white, male and female: Racial and Gender Differences in Adolescents' TV Diets
Unformatted Document Text:  Black and White 14 Strikingly, only four of the 140 television shows included on the list were watched regularly by more than one-third of each of the four race/gender groups. These four shows would have little in common if they had been grouped by genre as most previous studies have done, and only two of the shows are in the top 10 shows on prime-time. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, one of the hottest shows of the 2001 season is a game show, The Simpsons is a long-running prime-time cartoon and both are watched by adults as well. Boy Meets World and Malcolm in the Middle, in contrast, are coming- of- age situation comedies both featuring a White boy. Neither has ever made it into the top 10 of adult shows. Table 5 details the percentages of viewing in each audience segment. Table 5 About Here Each race/gender group also has what we might call “unique” shows, or shows that only 30 percent or more of one group watches regularly. These shows clearly are appealing either to race or gender – with boys choosing humor, Saturday Night Live and animated action, Dragon Ballz, and both Black and White girls choosing shows featuring females. (See Table 6.) Table 6 About Here The television world of Black males and females is more similar than the television world of White males and females. As can be seen in Table 7, Black girls and boys shared more regularly watched shows with each other than with either male or female White teens. More than half (55%) of the shows (28 out of 51 shows) watched by at least one-third of either male or female Black teens were watched by both genders. In contrast, only about one quarter (27% or 7 of 26) of the

Authors: Brown, Jane. and Pardun, Carol J.
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Black and White
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Strikingly, only four of the 140 television shows included on the list were watched regularly
by more than one-third of each of the four race/gender groups. These four shows would have little
in common if they had been grouped by genre as most previous studies have done, and only two
of the shows are in the top 10 shows on prime-time. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, one of the
hottest shows of the 2001 season is a game show, The Simpsons is a long-running prime-time
cartoon and both are watched by adults as well. Boy Meets World and Malcolm in the Middle, in
contrast, are coming- of- age situation comedies both featuring a White boy. Neither has ever
made it into the top 10 of adult shows. Table 5 details the percentages of viewing in each
audience segment.
Table 5 About Here
Each race/gender group also has what we might call “unique” shows, or shows that only
30 percent or more of one group watches regularly. These shows clearly are appealing either to
race or gender – with boys choosing humor, Saturday Night Live and animated action, Dragon
Ballz, and both Black and White girls choosing shows featuring females. (See Table 6.)
Table 6 About Here
The television world of Black males and females is more similar than the television world of
White males and females. As can be seen in Table 7, Black girls and boys shared more regularly
watched shows with each other than with either male or female White teens. More than half (55%)
of the shows (28 out of 51 shows) watched by at least one-third of either male or female Black
teens were watched by both genders. In contrast, only about one quarter (27% or 7 of 26) of the


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