Pasadena, Calif. -- FX Networks and FX Productions CEO John Landgraf made the case Sunday that FX leads all other cable networks besides HBO in critical reception. In his TCA winter press tour executive session, Landgraf presented charts breaking down critical top 10 lists that he said demonstrated that FX and HBO together make up roughly half the most critically acclaimed shows on television.
“This shows at the moment that the race for the best in TV is really only a competition between two channels, with all the others in the pack playing way behind the two leaders,” Landgraf said in his opening statement. He added, “I would submit if FX was previously considered part of a group of channels battling out for second place in a perceptual pecking order, the factual pecking order is now that HBO and FX are No. 1 and No. 2, and everyone else is in a pack battling it out for No. 3.”