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Why do crappy reality TV shows rule the networks?

It seems like all the good shows - ones with plots, storyline, quality characters, etc - always get canceled, while these reality shows keep going season after season. Why is this?? Do the network not get it? Some good shows that have been canceled are like Jericho, Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles, Legend of the Seeker. Yet mindless shows like Survivor, Dancing with Stars, etc just keep on going.

Asked By: John L - 8/16/2010
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The answer to your question comes in two parts. First, reality shows do not dominate the networks. If they did, then shows like NCIS and CSI would not be tops in the ratings. There certainly are a lot more reality programs than there used to be, but that's simply because the idea of reality shows was developed to... More
Answered By: Tyler Regas - 8/16/2010
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Have you been looking at Yahoo! Answers recently? There are more questions about lame fashion ideas or love/relationship than anything else. I actually saw a question reading, I need help this is URGENT!! and it was about a rain coat. Furthermore, have you seen the grammar in these questions?
Answered By: Fatfattyfatfatmcfatpants - 8/16/2010
 
Cheap to Make! -no actors/writers to Pay and often people in reality shows are not covered by the same "rules" actors are- ie providing Food/rest breaks
Answered By: LadyMerton - 8/16/2010
 
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