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Research & Statistics
Statistics - Broadway in NYC

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Detailed statistics for the past five seasons including playing weeks, play/musical breakdowns, and average paid admission

Broadway Facts Sheet

List of the longest-running Broadway shows (updated at the end of each season)

The following graph and table is a summary of League statistical information for Broadway shows from the 1984-85 season to the present.

 

Grosses
(by millions)
Seasons
Attendance
(by millions)
Seasons

*Beginning with the 2009-10 season, "Gross" represents gross gross and "Attendance" represents total attendance. For seasons prior, these numbers represent net gross and paid attendance, respectively.

Season Gross*(by millions) Attendance*(by millions) Playing Weeks** New Productions
2015-16 $1,373 13.32 1,648 39
2014-15 $1,365 13.10 1,626 37
2013-14 $1,269 12.21 1,496 44
2012-13 $1,139 11.57 1,430 46
2011-12 $1,139 12.33 1,522 41
2010-11*** $1,081 12.53 1,588 42
2009-10 $1,020 11.89 1,464 39
2008-09 $943 12.15 1,548 43
2007-08 $938 12.27 1,560 36
2006-07 $939 12.31 1,509 35
2005-06 $862 12.00 1,501 39
2004-05 $769 11.53 1,494 39
2003-04*** $771 11.61 1,451 39
2002-03 $721 11.42 1,544 36
2001-02 $643 10.95 1,434 37
2000-01 $666 11.89 1,484 28
1999-00 $603 11.38 1,460 37
1998-99 $588 11.67 1,441 38
1997-98 $558 11.48 1,442 33
1996-97*** $499 10.57 1,349 37
1995-96 $436 9.46 1,146 37
1994-95 $406 9.04 1,120 32
1993-94 $356 8.11 1,066 38
1992-93 $328 7.86 1,019 34
1991-92 $293 7.38 905 38
1990-91 $267 7.32 976 30
1989-90*** $282 8.04 1,070 39
1988-89 $262 8.06 1,108 33
1987-88 $253 8.13 1,113 30
1986-87 $208 7.07 1,039 41
1985-86 $190 6.53 1,041 34
1984-85 $209 7.34 1,078 33

**Playing Weeks are calculated by counting the number of weeks during which each show performed in a given year, and then adding together each show's subtotal to determine the overall number of weeks of performance logged by all shows. The result is the best measure of Broadway's productivity (overall activity).

***To account for variances in the calendar year, a 53rd week is added to the season every seven years.

*Beginning with 2009, "Gross" represents Gross Gross and "Attendance" represents Total Attendance. For years prior to 2009, these numbers represent Net Gross and Paid Attendance respectively.

Year Gross*(by millions) Attendance*(by millions) Playing Weeks**
Most recent year 2015  $1.354 billion 12.98 1,598
One year ago 2014 $1.362 billion 13.13 1,631
Two years ago 2013 $1.193 billion 11.58 1,395
Three years ago 2012 $1.158 billion 12.16 1,538
10 years ago 2005 $829 million 11.97 1,514
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