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Australian TV drama 
HOurs and cost per hour 

by format, 2000/01–2014/15

Next update March 2017


Series and serials

Australian series and serials production averaged 480 hours per year in the decade between 2000/01 and 2009/10, with an average cost per hour of $0.29 million. In 2014/15, 284 hours of Australian series and serials were produced with an average cost per hour of $0.30 million. For data, see Series/serials: Activity summary.

Mini-series

Mini-series production averaged 40 hours in the first decade of the 2000s with a high of 102 hours in 2009/10; no adult mini-series were produced in 2001/02. Average cost per hour for Australian mini-series has ranged from $0.82 million in 2006/07 to $2.3 million in 2004/05. In 2014/15, 109 hours of Australian mini-series were produced with an average cost per hour of $1.26 million. For data, see Mini-series: Activity summary.

Telemovies

Over the past decade, telemovie production has ranged from a high of 17 hours in 2003/04 to just three hours in 2008/09. Cost per hour for Australian telemovies averaged $1.66 million over the 10-year period 2000/01–2009/10. In 2014/15, the average cost per hour for Australian telemovies was $2.07 million. For data, see Telemovies: Activity summary.

Children’s TV drama

An average of 135 hours of Australian children's TV drama was produced each year from 2000/01 to 2009/10, with an average cost per hour of $0.65 million. In 2014/15, Australian children's TV drama production totalled 116 hours with an average cost per hour of $0.81 million. For data, see Children’s TV drama: Activity summary.


Hours produced, 2000/01–2014/15

Graph: Hours produced, 2000/01–2014/15

 

Average annual cost per hour, 2000/01–2014/15

Series and serials
 Graph:Average annual cost per hour (series), 2000/01–2014/15

Mini-series1
 Graph: Average annual cost per hour (mini-series), 2000/01–2014/15

Telemovies
 Graph: Average annual cost per hour (telemovies), 2000/01–2014/15

Children’s TV drama
 Graph: Average annual cost per hour (children's), 2000/01–2014/15

Source: Screen Australia

Notes
Productions under Australian creative control, including domestic productions, official co-productions and other productions involving shared creative control, i.e. with a mix of Australians in key creative positions.
1. There were no mini-series produced in 2001/02.

 

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