Single-Cam Comedies Are All The Rage, But Multi-Cam Is Still Where the Money Is?
Variety has an article noting that on the heels of Modern Family and Glee single-cam is the “predominant comedy format du jour.” But…
But as evidenced by the recent sale of “Big Bang” to TBS and Fox Television Stations — Warner Bros. TV will net roughly $1.5 million per episode — traditional multicam comedies are still the best bet for collecting rerun coin.
Of course, the story also notes the estimated $1.4 million per episode USA paid for Modern Family. The article is conflicted between mostly trying to make the point that multi-cam is where the money is, while sprinkling in a few seeds of doubt about whether the camera format really matters.