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Mini-series
Australian mini-series

Number of Australian mini-series produced, total production budgets and average budget per title (current* and 2016 dollars), 1980/81–2015/16

Next update March 2018


Production of Australian mini-series for adults (including co-productions) declined significantly from the 1980s, when an average of 12 titles with average annual production budgets of $42 million ($101 million in 2016 dollars) were produced each year, to the 1990s, when the average was four titles with average annual budgets of $25 million ($43 million in 2016 dollars) each year. However, mini-series production rose again over the next decade, from an average of two titles with total average budgets of $16 million ($23 million in 2016 dollars) in the years 2000/01 to 2004/05, to an average of eight titles with total budgets of $65 million ($73 million in 2016 dollars) in the five years to 2009/10.

Average budgets have remained relatively stable over the last 36 years, at around $8-11 million per title (2016 dollars).

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