Why are there so many reality shows?
Reality TV is dominant because of the high revenue return potential and simple production value. While the costs of paying some reality stars has increased exponentially, the costs of producing reality TV is still a lot less than creating most scripted programs.
Why have reality shows become so popular?
Reality shows are popular because people like to watch others who are successful. It is human nature to see what other people have and to want it, and reality shows are a way for people to see that life and wish they had it. These shows are outlets for people to be envious and feel as if that couldve been them.