The broadcast network presidents have added their voices to those in the industry asking Nielsen to modify its rollout plans for the new total content ratings metric.
FX Networks CEO John Landgraf said today that "2016 was the best year in our 22-year history." But two of the biggest reasons for FX's commercial and critical success last year, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story and breakout comedy Atlanta, won't return to the network's schedule until 2018.
The phrase "peak TV" was coined by FX Networks CEO John Landgraf last year to describe the "overwhelming" increase in scripted series, but it seems as if the glut of scripted television shows still hasn't peaked yet. An estimated 455 scripted series aired this year on broadcast, cable and streaming services, according to FX Networks Research.
He's spent 11 years overseeing FX, FXM and now FXX, but John Landgraf says he often feels more like a professional gambler than a TV exec. "FX doesn't make television," he says, explaining that neither he nor his team is involved in writing, directing, producing or acting.
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story has been more successful than even FX could have imagined.
One year after coining the phrase "peak TV" to describe the overwhelming amount of TV available on broadcast, cable and streaming platforms, FX Networks and FX Productions CEO John Landgraf said that the glut will get even worse before it gets
Just a month into upfront season, and the buzz around data has already become deafening. But at least one company, FX Networks, is making the case to advertisers that their upfront buys should be based on more than just audience targeting.
As streaming services like Netflix, Amazon and Hulu snap up original series away from linear networks and lure creators with big paydays and promises of creative autonomy, their competitors have had to alter how they bid for new projects.
Five months after he coined the term "peak TV" to describe the overwhelming amount of video content available to audiences, FX Networks CEO John Landgraf said we're not yet at the peak, but will be soon.