Graph report sample #67

The bar chart below shows selected types of television programmes viewed by sex in England in 2007/8.

Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.


The chart provides information about a rage of programmes on television watched by both genders in England in 2007/8.

Slightly more men watched the news and films, the most popular programmes for both genders, than women, 72 per cent against 71 per cent and 68 per cent against 64 per cent respectively. Likewise, the viewing tastes for men and women as regards wildlife programmes were very similar, 52 per cent compared to 50 per cent. While the proportion of women viewing soaps exceeded men by more than twofold (58 per cent compared to 29 per cent), the reverse pattern was seen regarding live sport coverage (72 per cent for men and 37 per cent for women).

As regards comedy, history and current affairs programmes, the proportion of male viewers surpassed female viewers, 64 per cent and 54 per cent, 44 per cent and 34 per cent and 36 per cent and 29 percent respectively. By comparison, the programmes that were more popular among women compared to men were food and cookery (46 per cent as opposed to 30 per cent) contemporary or period drama (45 per cent as opposed to 25 per cent) and quiz shows (37 per cent as opposed to 31 per cent).

Generally speaking, there appears to be great variation in viewing taste between men and women, except for the news, films, and wildlife programmes.

January 8, 2017