Number of Scripted TV Programs Declined in 2020, FX Says

Even Peak TV felt the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

The number of original scripted series to premiere in 2020 was 493, according to data released Friday by FX Networks — down 7% from 2019. That marks the first such year-to-year decline since FX first began an annual count of scripted series on broadcast, cable and streaming several years ago.

FX did not provide further details. The release of data detailing the volume of adult-oriented programming has been a staple of FX Networks chief John Landgraf’s regular Television Critics Association press tour Q&A sessions.

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