Jan 14, 2020 - Economy

A record number of original TV shows were created in 2019

Reproduced from an FX Networks Research report; Chart: Axios Visuals

A whopping 532 original scripted television series were created last year, according to the latest data from FX Networks Research, up 7% from the year before.

Why it matters: The new data suggests that "peak TV" hasn't happened yet.

Be smart: The rise of streaming over the past decade can be credited for bloating the TV ecosystem, but it's also complicated it.

  • FX researchers used to show the number of original scripted series that were released by genre, but because streamers have become so intertwined with the traditional television ecosystem, that calculus no longer makes sense.
  • For example, Disney said last year that Hulu will become the official streaming home for FX content. The partnership will offer current and new FX series to Hulu subscribers when they air on traditional TV.

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