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.

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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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.