June 15th, 2012
01:35 PM ET
How’s this for irony: it turns out more boys watch HBO’s “Girls” than girls.
According to New York magazine's Vulture (by way of Nielsen), the biggest audience sitting down to watch 20-something women living and loving in NYC each week are (drumroll, please!) - white men over 50.
It's not exactly the “Sex and the City” demographic HBO execs may have been going after, as the median age of a “Girls” fan is 43 compared to the average age of 38 for "SATC" devotees during the show's final season.
A lot of those watching also don't live in the "City," as the No. 1 market for "Girls" is actually Providence, Rhode Island.
Oh, and more proof that execs may want to consider diversifying Lena Dunham’s crew for season 2: Fifteen percent of the show’s viewership is African American, and 10 percent is Latino. (Paging Shonda Rimes!)
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