The ACMA collects program expenditure data on a voluntary basis from commercial television networks.
Each network reports expenditure information by genre through an annual return submitted by 31 March each year.
We aggregate the data submitted to produce a report on the commercial television industry’s program expenditure information by genre for the relevant financial year.
We have developed an interactive report to present commercial television program expenditure information. The report shows program expenditure data for 2017–18 onwards.
View the data quality statement and access the data file for the TV in Australia: Spending on commercial TV programs report below.