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What do you think?
I notice in many of the recurring reality TV series (Survivor in mind) that the "winners" seem to keep hitting different demographics. Are they adjusting this for their ratings? I imagine that, for example, if white females kept winning multiple runs of Survivor, the ratings might go down or some diversity organizations would get their feathers ruffled. I dunno.
Do you think TV producers fix winners to be of different demographics, or is this just a random happening every time?
12-21-2003, 12:58 PM
I don't watch reality shows.
12-21-2003, 01:45 PM
I think they deffinately skew the reality to their liking. Examples include making Rupert the "Good Guy" and Jon the "Bad guy".
12-22-2003, 01:07 PM
Yeah, they're real. Real bad wastes of time. :)
12-22-2003, 01:14 PM
The host of Survivor admitted that they shoot re-enactments of certain scenes to get a more dramatic camera angle, etc., so it's not as real as they would have you believe.
Well, the networks show what they want to show. There are probably hundreds of scenes that were not included in the aired versions of the programs that would make the show seem a bit more real. Everything is done for ratings, and nothing else. That means that they would take a reality show and edit it so it seems "staged"
12-22-2003, 08:54 PM
those dating things (not elimidate, but joe millionair, average joe, who wants to marry my dad, etc etc), how many of those people have actually stayed together? i heard a couple on the bachelor is, but i never watched that show
these stupid shows just turn "normal" losers into some awesome person because... i don't get it
15 minutes of fame.
I say we pitch a true reality show to Comedy Central or something:
Take all the hosts and hostesses of these god awful reality shows and put them in a show that is a cross between Survivor and, I don't know, the Iraq War. The last person standing, literally standing (I want to see heavy bloodshed and lots of limbs being bitten off by killer monkeys), is declared the greatest reality show host ever.
I think Bravo had a behind-the-scenes series on "reality" TV. It's better called "unscripted" TV, than reality.
I'm specifically wondering about ethnicity, gender, etc. of the winners of Survivor. I'll eat my words as soon as they have 2 white male winners in a row.
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