Netflix scored big in Emmy nominations on Thursday, snagging a whopping 54 nods, compared to 34 in 2015.
That put Netflix ahead of all other networks except HBO (94) and FX (56), and way ahead of streaming competitors Amazon (16) and Hulu (2).
But perhaps as important as its absolute position, Netflix also saw the biggest percentage jump of any of its major rivals. Here is a list of networks that got at least 15 Emmy nominations this year, and how they fared in 2015.
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Netflix’s 59% increase was the highest percentage change. FX also fared well with a 47% increase, as did Amazon, with a 33% increase. HBO, though it had the most nominations, saw a decrease of 25%.
This is good news for Netflix, as it shows that its big push for original content is starting to bear fruit.
Its first monster hit, “House of Cards,” picked up a slew of nominations, as did docuseries standout “Making a Murderer” and comedies “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” and “Master of None.” You can see the full list here.
Netflix executives have said, on many occasions, that they believe that original – and exclusive – TV shows and movies are the best way to provide value to its subscribers moving forward. That’s why Netflix will release 600 hours of original content this year, including 31 original shows, roughly double its 2015 output.