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Will there ever be a tipping point to the number of reality shows?

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It boggles the mind the shows they keep developing. I'm running out of channels to turn to for just plain good quality shows other than documentaries on nature or watching TCM, PBS and the like...

 

Many nights DH and I watch DVD's of old shows and movies because we can't find anything new on that is wholesome enough for our enjoyment. I sound like a cranky old lady in my mid 50's, but I can't help it......

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Re: Will there ever be a tipping point to the number of reality shows?

I know what you mean.  I sit here with a couple hundred channels at my disposal and nothing I want to watch.  I read.

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Re: Will there ever be a tipping point to the number of reality shows?

That's why I have HBO.

Quality series and movies.

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Re: Will there ever be a tipping point to the number of reality shows?

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I admit to watching some of them.

 

The thing is they get high viewership so 

as long as people watch they'll keep churning

them out.

 

I'm hooked on Discovery ID shows now lol!

 


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Re: Will there ever be a tipping point to the number of reality shows?

 

 

Really don't care, never watch them.

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Re: Will there ever be a tipping point to the number of reality shows?

Of course.  When advertisers quit buying due to poor viewership.

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Re: Will there ever be a tipping point to the number of reality shows?

The only one I watch occasionally is Survivor, but I don't put that show in the same category as the Housewives, Bachelor(ette), etc.  I will not be watching The Caitlyn Show just to watch 'her' swoon over makeup and women's fashions.

 

Personally, I can't wait until the reality genre is passé.  I have no interest in them whatsoever.

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Re: Will there ever be a tipping point to the number of reality shows?

Reality shows like Dating Naked and the House Wives are on because that is what the majority of viewers want.  Viewers equals comercicial sponsorship equals CA$H. TV is viewer driven and it seems the viewer wants mindless entertainment with no educational value. I agree it is a shame.

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Re: Will there ever be a tipping point to the number of reality shows?

Some of them are so dreadful.

 

I'm embarrassed at what people will do and say to be on TV. 

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Re: Will there ever be a tipping point to the number of reality shows?

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iTA ... Way too many!

@Susan Louise  Yes.. What I would like to watch seems to be getting squeezed out for more and more reality shows 😓

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