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ALL TV drama formats
Hours by format

Next update March 2021


Series and serials

Australian series and serials production averaged 479 hours per year in the decade between 2000/01 and 2009/10, with an average cost per hour of $0.29 million. In 2018/19, 296 hours of Australian series and serials were produced with an average cost per hour of $0.41 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. The current decade reports significant increases in the number of titles produced, hours, budgets and cost per hour. In 2018/19, 144 hours of Australian mini-series were produced with an average cost per hour of $1.47 million. For data, see Mini-series: Activity summary.

Telemovies

Over the past decade, telemovie production has ranged from a high of 18 hours in 2011/12 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. Only one telemovie started production in 2018/19. 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 2018/19, Australian children's TV drama production totalled 132 hours, almost double the previous year, with an average cost per hour of $0.79 million. For data, see Children’s TV drama: Activity summary.


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