There’s No Stopping Peak TV, as 487 Scripted Series Aired in 2017

The number of streaming shows has increase 680% since 2012

The number of broadcast, cable and streaming scripted series has increased 69% during the past five years. Getty Images

In 2015, FX Networks CEO John Landgraf coined the phrase “Peak TV” to describe the overwhelming amount of TV available on broadcast, cable and streaming platforms. That year, a then-record 422 scripted series aired on those outlets.

@jasonlynch Jason Lynch is TV Editor at Adweek, overseeing trends, technology, personalities and programming across broadcast, cable and streaming video.