Spend on first-run TV network content production in the UK 2012-2017, by genre

This statistic shows the genre breakdown of first-run originated network TV content production spending in the United Kingdom from 2012 to 2017. The greatest amount of production spending was allocated to drama and soaps TV content in 2017, at 1114 million British pounds.

Production spending on first-run originated network TV content in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2012 to 2017, by genre

Drama & SoapsEntertainment & comedyFactualSportsNews & current affairsChildrensArts & classical musicFeature filmsReligion & ethicsEducation
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Release date

August 2018


United Kingdom

Survey time period

2012 to 2017

Special properties

includes both in-house and independent production spending

Supplementary notes

Includes spend by the main five PSBs and BBC portfolio channels on first-run originated content broadcast all day, and excludes regional output. Note: Figures expressed in real terms.
*2017: Numbers for Drama & Soaps, Entertainment& Comedy, Factual and News & current affairs are arrived upon by adding up the spending for drama and soaps, entertainment and comedy, factual entertainment and specialist factual and current affairs and news respectively. Data for feature films and education is not included in the 2017 report.

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