Nielsen Launches Gracenote Inclusion Analytics to Accelerate Diversity Transformation in Hollywood
17 de febrero de 2021
Nielsen is launching Gracenote Inclusion Analytics to deliver unprecedented visibility into the gender, race, ethnicity and sexual orientation of talent appearing in TV programming and the audiences watching it. The new solution empowers content creators, owners, distributors and advertisers with much-needed data around on-screen diversity and representation to enable more inclusive content.
Leveraging Gracenote Inclusion Analytics, a distributor can highlight content within its catalog featuring diverse female leads for Women's History Month or fuel recommendations connecting fans of diverse content with programs they'll enjoy. A studio can evaluate whether its content meets Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) benchmarks and highlight programs for licensing opportunities. Similarly, a brand can identify and target the most inclusive content to inform its ad investment or product placement decisions.
"The entertainment industry has a massive challenge ahead - to ensure the talent associated with popular TV programming mirrors today's increasingly diverse viewing audiences," said Sandra Sims-Williams, SVP, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Nielsen. "By democratizing information around representation in content, Gracenote Inclusion Analytics holds the power to push the industry toward better balance and a more equitable future."
According to Nielsen's recent "Being Seen On Screen: Diverse Representation & Inclusion on TV" report, women make up 52% of the U.S. population but comprise only 38% of top recurring cast in popular broadcast, cable and streaming programming. At the same time, People of Color account for 40% of the broader population but are present in only 27% of top TV roles. These data points highlight significant imbalances between representation in content and key audience groups which, by addressing, would serve to accelerate equity in entertainment.
Gracenote Inclusion Analytics marries industry-leading Gracenote Global Video program metadata and Studio System celebrity race and ethnicity data with currency grade Nielsen Television Ratings and Nielsen SVOD Content Ratings data. Based on these inputs, the solution delivers new proprietary metrics assessing the degree to which different identity groups are featured in programming and how evenly this reflects viewing audiences