Except it did. The Supreme Court of the U.S. dramatically reduced the number of cases it heard—from an average of about 75 cases in previous years (and 80 in 2015) to only 25 in 2016.
That case count is incorrect. The Court's annual term starts in October. I see 67 arguments on their docket for the OT2016 term, of which 25 have already resulted in opinions. Since there are also consolidated arguments and per curiam opinions, they have accepted more than 67 cases already. And they may still add cases to the term (although that is unlikely at this point). In OT2015, they decided 82 cases, not all of which had oral arguments. They are behind their previous pace, but not by a factor of 3