A look into the male fanbase of Samantha Bee

Paul HiebertData Journalist
August 03, 2016, 5:44 PM GMT+0

Data from YouGov Profiles LITE shows that Bee's fans tend to be young, urban, Democrat, and... male

After the Emmys released its list of nominated TV shows in mid July, many people around the web expressed disappointment that TBS's Full Frontal with Samantha Bee wasn't named as a contender for Outstanding Variety Talk Series. Article after article after article came out claiming Bee was snubbed in a category dominated by male hosts, from John Oliver to James Corden to the two Jimmy's, Kimmel and Fallon. Some critics even pointed out that Bee's late-night talk show has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

According to data from Profiles LITE, which catalogues the attitudes and behaviors that distinguish members of a specific group from the general population, fans of Samantha Bee tend to be young Democrats who live in big cities. While that might not surpise anyone familiar with Full Frontal or Bee's past work on The Daily Show, one somewhat unexpected statistic reveals that these fans are more likely to be male than female.

Demographics aside, Bee's fans are inclined to describe themselves as smart and cerebral, yet fiery, too. They believe families with an atypical structure can be just as loving as the typical ones, and that American infrastructure is lagging behind Europe's. On the negative side, they admit to being more sacrastic and untidy than they probably should.

On Facebook, Bee fans gravitate toward the pages of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, NPR, and Freedom to Marry, an organization dedicated to establishing marriage for same-sex couples. Their favorite apps include Uber, LivingSocial, British Airways, the New Yorker, and Wikipanion, a tool that helps iOS users browse Wikipedia better.

Click here to visit the full profile of people who like Samantha Bee.