Reeling the Reality: A Study on Contemporary Reality Shows and Their Influence on Other Entertainment Program Genres

International Research Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 3(8), 35-38, August (2014)

4 Pages Posted: 13 Mar 2019

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Dr. Prashanth Malur

Manipal Academy of Higher Education

Nandini Lakshmikantha

Manipal University

V. Prashanth

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: August , 2014

Abstract

Every General Entertainment Television channel irrespective of its geographical presence appears to be largely depending on Reality Shows to capture and retain the eyeballs of the audiences for their survival. The struggle to secure high TRP rating though has changed the definition of reality shows, with the time- it is obvious that reality shows have remained a popular program format ever since the day they were conceptualized for telecast. The program genre, which started in quiz format on Indian television today, appears in various formats with the sole purpose of entertainment. Reality shows appear to earn maximum revenue by virtue of either providing a platform for film celebs to publicize their work or by trapping the emotional quotient of the viewer through scripted scenes, thus becoming a must go program for GECs. A closer look at the ‘shows’ that are being telecast reveals that, these shows are not only formulated, developed and structured on a borrowed western concept but are further translated tailored to suit the budget and technical availability of the regional channel. With many social groups expressing their displeasure against some of the concepts that are being incorporated in Reality shows, there arises also a situation to study on the influence of these ‘Shows’ on other entertainment program formats particularly teleserials. As both teleserials and reality shows appear to be locking their horns not only from business perspective of the channel but also on emotional quotient of their audience.

Keywords: Entertainment Programs, Entertaiment Genres, Influence of Reality Shows

Suggested Citation

Malur, Prashanth Gururaj and Lakshmikantha, Nandini and Prashanth, V., Reeling the Reality: A Study on Contemporary Reality Shows and Their Influence on Other Entertainment Program Genres (August , 2014). International Research Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 3(8), 35-38, August (2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3339519

Prashanth Gururaj Malur (Contact Author)

Manipal Academy of Higher Education ( email )

Dept. of Media, Survey No 36, Chokkanahalli,
Off Thanisandra Road, Jakkur Post, Bangalore North
Bangalore, KARNATAKA 560064
India
9945222739 (Phone)

Nandini Lakshmikantha

Manipal University

DAIC
Dubai, Dubai
United Arab Emirates

V. Prashanth

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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