survey finds Democrats like Extreme Makeover, undecideds like Fear Factor.

survey finds Democrats like Extreme Makeover, undecideds like Fear Factor.
Democrats surveyed have different tastes in reality shows. Apparently timed for the Democratic National Convention, going on this week in Boston, the survey by Initiative Media found that 26 percent of those Democrats surveyed said Extreme Makeover was “their favorite reality show.” Coming in a close second at 22 percent was NBC’s For Love or Money, and right on its tail was Last Comic Standing with 21 percent. NBC’s love versus money competition also did well among undecided voters, but, as the New York Daily News reports, a majority of “46% of the undecided voters queried chose NBC’s “Fear Factor” as their favorite reality show.” For the full survey results, see the press release. No results for Republicans were released, possibly because they’re resisting change and still listening to the radio.

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