Why are reality TV shows so popular? What reality TV shows do you watch? I know US do produce quite a lot of reality shows and I do watch some of the US reality shows in Singapore. Such as Survivor, The Amazing Race, American Idol and The Apprentice.
I tend to watch Survivor and The Amazing Race more than other shows and found out that people tend to join those show because of US$1 million prize (and the cash prize will be taxed). Some people just want to get the feel of the experience of playing the game or race around the world while some wants the attractive prize money. Some people wants to show their talents.
For people who watched reality TV show, because the show is so real and shows the real side of human. Some just want to enjoy watching talents performing on the show. The amazing race is traveling around the world. So people just want to either support the team they like or see the beautiful scenery.
Some people just want to get some fame on TV. Thus quite a lot of people joined reality TV shows are so popular.
That’s why reality TV shows are so popular.