Leading TV series in the United States as of March 2017, by production costs per episode (in million U.S. dollars)

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Production costs per episode in million U.S. dollars
ER13
Friends10
Rome9
Marco Polo9
Camelot7
Game of Thrones6
Frasier 5.2
Boardwalk Empire5
Deadwood4.5
Lost4
Fringe4

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The statistic presents a list of the leading TV series in the United States as of June 2016, ranked by production costs per episode. According to the estimates, ER was the most expensive TV show so far, followed with Friends, which cost ten million U.S. dollars per episode to make. Game of Thrones ranked sixth - HBO spent approximately six million U.S. dollars on each episode to produce the show. Game of Thrones was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards in 2017, and averaged almost 7.7 million viewers during the 2016 season. Of the Golden Globe nominees in 2017, NBC's This Is Us had the most viewers, with an average of 9.55 million people tuning in to each episode.
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March 2017
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United States
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as of August 2016

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