The so-called Golden Age of TV (and that’s a debatable term) has now hit 455 Scripted US TV shows in a single year.
The massive output rises above 421 in 2015.
Of that tally, online services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon represent 93 series, with the streaming originals category growing 1,450 percent since 2011.
“Peak TV was once again far from peaky in 2016, with a record 455 scripted original series across broadcast, cable, and streaming sources,” said Julie Piepenkotter, executive vice president research at FX Networks. “This estimate reps an 8 percent increase over just last year (421 in 2015) ― but an astonishing 71 percent increase over five years ago (266 in 2011) and 137 percent over a decade ago (192 in 2006).”
Numbers are expected to rise once again in 2017.
Source: Hollywood Reporter