There’s a great deal of excellent television spread over many broadcast, cable and internet channels. It’s hard for an avid TV watcher, who remembers when there were only four channels worth watching, to keep up. This fragmented TV landscape is reflected in the 2015 Emmy nominations. HBO led the way with three times the nominations of its nearest rivals. Nominations were divided among broadcast, cable, premium cable and internet channels, with 18 channels having 5 or more nominations. The Marimekko chart captures nominations by channel and groups the channels into categories to help organize the information.
The Marimekko chart categorizes and organizes a two page list of Emmy nominations by channel in the Emmy press kit. You can quickly spot the relative percentage of nominations in each key category and whether the nominations are concentrated in one channel (e.g., HBO in Premium Cable), spread evenly among a handful channels (e.g., broadcast) channels or fragmented (e.g., Cable). I used shades of different colors to show the channels within the category and an Other series to group the smaller channels. Here’s the chart in SlideShare to download and edit: