Primetime TV Program Costs: 1955-2016

In 1955, the broadcast TV networks and/or show sponsors paid about $30,000 per episode to air a first-run sitcom series on network television. How have primetime program license fees grown since then for sitcoms, dramas, reality fare and newsmagazines? This report answers this question, and the estimates reveal why the networks are so fond of the reality genre. (1.5 pages text; 1 table)

Product Price Add'l Copy Price
Primetime TV Program Costs: 1955-2016 $65.00 $65.00

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