Golden Age of TV Shows Signs of Cracks as Some Channels Give Up

MTV, A&E and WGN are all cutting back on high-end productions after failing to attract big enough audiences in an increasingly crowded landscape.

Peak TV. Last year a record number of original scripted programs were produced — a total of 455.

$11B — Amount Amazon and Netflix will combine to spend on content this year.

Ratings shift. Below are ratings growth/decline in Q1:
1) Dramas — ↓ 15%
News — ↑ 22%
3) Sports — ↑ 6%

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