New High for Peak TV: 455 Scripted Shows Aired in 2016
Binge away. As broadcast networks, cable and streaming services continue to churn out quality content, a calculation by FX found there were 8 percent more original scripted shows this year than in 2015 — and a stunning 71 percent more than five years ago. But it turns out there were fewer shows on broadcast television: Streaming services like Amazon Prime are responsible for the entire increase. And expect more in 2017, as Netflix has pledged to scale up from 600 to 1,000 hours of original programming.