70 percent of UK study participants watch reality TV, want “mask to drop.”

70 percent of UK study participants watch reality TV; want “mask to drop.”
A study conducted about reality TV back in 2000 and 2001 found that 70 percent of the nearly 9,000 people surveyed watch a form of reality TV. And those viewers “have become aware of how contestants ‘act up’, and now look for ‘moments of truth’ that reveal a person’s real nature,” BBC News reports. The University of Westminster’s Dr. Annette Hill also said that “people like to see what happens behind the scenes,” and they “increasingly look for the mask to drop,” as the BBC reports.

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about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.