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NATPE Survey: More Scripted TV Is Coming

Even with the current bumper crop of scripted programming on TV, and potential cutbacks in production spending ahead, a majority (54%) of the members of the National Association of Television Program Executives who answered a survey said they believe the number of scripted shows on TV will increase over the next two years.

They also believe the quality of scripted shows will increase (47% agree) and that production budgets will decline (45%).

A bigger majority (75%) believe the increase in new scripted shows will be led by streaming services including Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and Hulu. 

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