Quality of TV Series
The quality of TV series has increased dramatically in the last few years. We could now watch an hour show and feel like we just saw a great movie, and that we only have to wait a week or less if it is streaming, to watch the sequel. Cable TV and streaming companies like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon have a big budget that they use to create great shows, with better production and effects. Their seasons are shorter than the networks, 13 episode average compare to 22 in the big TV networks. Shorter seasons mean a more concise, focused, and better story.
Cable TV and Netflix have given us great shows in the last few years as Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Homeland, House of Cards, Narcos and many more.
All of these have made network television improve the quality of their shows, spending more in productions and actors, giving us, the audience a big variety of great shows to watch.
But quality doesn’t come cheap. The average cost of an original network TV show in 2015 comes in at $3.5 million. And for cable shows the cost per episode average is even higher, with Game of Thrones averaging $6 millions.
Read the infographic for more details about the cost of quality TV shows.