QI (BBC One/Two/Four/Talkback; 2003-)

Key:  male   female   other/diverse 

By @astronomyblog & @LoveGraphs. Stats last updated 10 February 2017.

It seems there may have been at least 203 shows and 1016 listed appearances. With 5 people per show, iPlayer and Comedy.co.uk have 0% more appearances listed than required (and probably a similar percent of people) perhaps due to listing special guests. The host/captains/regulars have included Alan Davies (Regular × 203), Stephen Fry (Host × 187), Bill Bailey (Panellist × 38), Phill Jupitus (Panellist × 37), Jo Brand (Panellist × 37), Jimmy Carr (Panellist × 34), Sandi Toksvig (Host × 16, Panellist × 17), Sean Lock (Panellist × 27), David Mitchell (Panellist × 26), Rich Hall (Panellist × 24).

Appearances

Total appearances:

83.3% (846)
16.7% (170)

Guest appearances i.e. ignoring the host/captains/regulars:

74.8% (456)
25.2% (154)

People

All people:

69.4% (102)
30.6% (45)

Guests i.e. ignoring the host/captains/regulars:

69.0% (100)
31.0% (45)

Notes

This Independent article from 2009 talks about the lack of women on QI.

I'd previously used IMDB as a source for QI but it over-estimated appearances by 25%. I switched to a full episode list from comedy.co.uk. IMDB seems to have been over-estimating the number of women more than it over-estimated the men!

Last updated: 2017/02/10