Live PD’s Unpredictability Keeps Audiences Glued to A&E Over Streamers

The series has spawned 5 spinoffs and 9 quarters of network ratings growth

three men sitting at a desk with the Live PD logo in the background
Live PD has reshaped A&E, creating a series that streaming has yet to replicate. Courtesy of A&E

Many networks are panicking as linear ratings continue to plummet—but not A&E.

This story first appeared in the Oct. 7, 2019, issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.
@jasonlynch Jason Lynch is TV Editor at Adweek, overseeing trends, technology, personalities and programming across broadcast, cable and streaming video.