10/23/2013 03:36 pm ET

Why You May Be Seeing More Diverse Casts On TV


For decades the overwhelming majority of lead roles on television shows have gone to white actors, but a new University of California study has findings that may finally get studio executives to pay more attention to actors of color.

UCLA's Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies analyzed more than 1,000 scripted shows on cable and broadcast TV during the 2011-2012 television season and found that shows that included more actors of color saw above-average ratings.

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