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11 Things We Learned From A New Study Of LGBT Characters On Television

GLAAD identifies the best and worst of the record-breaking 2012-2013 season.

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1. Overall, the 2012-2013 season has the highest-ever percentage of LGBT characters.

At least when it comes to scripted television on the five broadcast networks: ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and the CW.

These characters account for 4.4 percent of all regular — not recurring — characters, up from 2.9 percent in 2011. Two of them are on The New Normal.

2. Of the broadcast networks, ABC has the highest percentage of gay characters.

Ten of ABC's regular 194 characters are LGBT. Two of them are Arizona and Callie on Grey's Anatomy.

Meanwhile, CBS had the smallest percentage of regular gay characters, at 2.8 percent. (That's four of 142 characters.)