Australian TV drama HOurs and cost per hour by format, 2000/01–2015/16 Next update March 2018 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 2015/16, 274 hours of Australian series and serials were produced with an average cost per hour of $0.29 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 2015/16, 162 hours of Australian mini-series were produced with an average cost per hour of $1.37 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 2015/16, the average cost per hour for Australian telemovies was $1.53 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 2015/16, Australian children's TV drama production totalled 115 hours with an average cost per hour of $0.88 million. For data, see Children’s TV drama: Activity summary. Hours produced, 2000/01–2015/16 Average annual cost per hour, 2000/01–2015/16 Series and serials Mini-series1 Telemovies Children’s TV drama 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.