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Women directed about 17 percent of the 2015-16 scripted network TV series and 2015 scripted cable TV series, up 1 percent from the previous year, the Directors Guild of America reported Monday.

During the same time frame, non-white men and women directed 19 percent of the TV episodes, an increase of 1 percent from the previous TV season, according to the DGA.

For the analysis, 299 scripted series — involving more than 4,000 episodes — were reviewed, the DGA said.

Of the entertainment companies, CBS topped the list of having the most diversity among directors, with 41 percent of 357 episodes — involving 19 series — directed by women or minorities.

The rankings of the other seven largest TV studios and their subsidiaries are as follows:

— Twentieth Century Fox, 37 percent (33 series, 456 episodes);

— NBC Universal, 37 percent (32 series, 407 episodes);

— Disney/ABC, 32 percent (43 series, 692 episodes);

— Viacom Music and Entertainment Group, 30 percent (18 series, 312 episodes);

— Warner Bros., 28 percent (31 series, 515 episodes);

— Sony, 23 percent (14 series, 186 episodes);

— Home Box Office, 22 percent (15 series, 144 episodes).

–City News Service 

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