Reality Shows

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ABSTRACT

REALITY SHOWS gave a new face to Indian Television. They started with very few but reached to a number which was not expected and today they have a new standard. There are different types of reality shows some real and fiction.

In this report there is mention of start of reality shows and how these shows have changed over the years. Also topic of various types of reality shows be it real or imitated. There is also inclusion of how there is lack of innovation in our shows as most of the shows aired on Indian television are adapted versions of foreign reality shows.

There is also need to differentiate real from reel in our shows. Most of the shows seem to be scripted and choreographed in a manner to attract more viewers and popularity which in result would give higher TRP’s to the show and more money in return. In achieving this fake publicity stunts are performed by the judges and contestants in the form of fights and melodrama. Reality shows always face a tough competition from not only fellow reality shows but also from daily soaps. What people prefer between the two has been well discussed.

Reality shows now have become people’s profession and a money making business. Huge money is involved in every reality show. Money making also influences TRP of a show in form of votes indirectly.

Most important is the impact of reality shows on various age groups specially children and youth. There are positive impacts as well as negative impacts. Knowledge gained from these shows has been one of the major positive impacts of reality shows. These types of reality shows are enjoyed by every age group.

Over the years people have developed many expectations from reality shows. Many of the reality show shave lived up to people’s expectations but many have failed as well because people always want something new.

A survey of people from various age groups was done in order to understand what people think about reality shows. This gave a better idea about the topic.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
SECTION 1:
SR NO.| TITLE| PAGE NO.|
I. | TOPIC| i. |
II. | DECLARATION| ii. |
III. | CERTIFICATE| iii. |
IV. | ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS| iv. |
V. | ABSTRACT| v. |

SECTION 2:
SR NO.| TITLE| PAGE NO.|
1.| INTRODUCTION-Definition,History, Change in shows| 1| 2.| TYPES OF SHOWS| 5|
3.| LACK OF INNOVATION| 7|
4.| DIFFERENTIATING REALITY| 7|
5.| REALITY SHOWS V/S DAILY SOAPS| 8|
6.| TELEVISION RATING POINTS| 9|
7. | PUBLICITY STUNTS| 10|
8.| MONEY POWER| 11|
9.| POLITICS| 12|
10.| IMPACT| 13|
11.| KNOWLEDGE| 14|
12.| EXPECTATIONS| 15|
13.| SURVEY| 15|
14.| CONCLUSION| 16|
15.| BIBLIOGRAPHY| 17|
INTRODUCTION

Reality Shows are the unscripted versions of daily soaps. They include everything that a daily show has drama, action, romance. It is expected to show the reality if reality shows. Documentaries, television news and sports television are usually not classified as reality shows. History

“Candid Camera” is the first ever reality show to be aired. Most of the situations people were involved in on the show were comical, something that today's producers seem to have no idea how to do. American Idol is often mentioned as being the offshoot of a British show, but the idea for this favorite goes deeper than the UK's Pop Idol, which first aired in 2001. Flash back to 1948 America and two shows from that year. Ted Mack's Original Amateur Hour, which premiered on the DuMont Network, America's original fourth network, brought then-unknown talent to the viewing public. Its contestants over the years included Gladys Knight, Ann-Margret, Irene Cara, and Pat Boone, who ended up being kicked off the program when it was discovered that he had previously appeared on their competitor's show. That competitor was Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts, the show that was the...
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