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Reality TV as a significant development in the media business.

March 20, 2016 | Author: | Posted in communications and media, journalism

(Last Name )Reality Television : A Real Success or Just a Passing Trend

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Thesis : Reality television has developed into a positive media trend that will remain a success in the future

I . Who watches reality TV (and how that makes it so successful

A . By catering to a diverse audience reality TV creates an entertainment genre that everyone can watch

B . Through newsprint and research , reality TV extends itself beyond the regular ‘ viewing audience

II . Why viewers watch reality TV and why that [banner_entry_middle]

continues to feed the media ‘s success

A . Reality programs are a mood booster

B . Reality programs allow viewers to compare themselves to others

III . What impacts do reality programs have on viewers

A . Fabricated reality is questioned

B . Seeing average ‘ people compete on television allows viewers to fantasize that they too could reach celebrity status

IV . Conclusion : The current success is apparent , but will it continue

A . Will reality television get too unreal ‘ as producers find new scenarios to implement

B . Will society begin their own spin-offs of the genre ? With lack of competition or prizes as incentive , how interesting would real life situations be

Reality Television : A Real Success or Just a Passing Trend

Reality T .V , you see it , read about it , and can hear about it in nearly every corner of the nation today . From television screens to cell phone browsers , the media has flooded our lives with programs about love , money , success and survival . The so called reality ‘ that the media producers splice , edit and paste together to fabricate our modern entertainment brings up questions about TV viewers and our society . Some of the questions including , who watches reality programs why do they watch them and what impacts do these shows have on viewers ? will be examined to determine the answer to a larger question : Is reality television a real success or just a passing trend in the media business Apparently , whether you love it or hate it , reality television has developed into a positive media trend that will remain a success in the future

First , it appears that reality programs occur as a real success because nearly everyone in America across gender , viewing age , education and race , watches some form of reality TV . It is hard not to when so many different programs avail themselves not only on our televisions , but also twenty-four hours a day on the internet as well . Some where , there exists a reality TV show playing for everyone even now . Given the fact that USA Today states , There are three major categories within the reality genre : game shows (e .g “Survivor , dating shows (e .g “The Bachelor , and talent shows (e .g “American Idol (Frisby 2004 , it appears that capturing a diverse audience plays a central role in the media ‘s new frenzy to produce more and more captivating television situations to air . The fact that reality television prevails as a media success reveals itself through the staggering numbers numbers of… [banner_entry_footer]

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