Reality Television Still Strong
Thanks to "Survivor" and the recent success of "The Simple Life," reality TV is on a role again. After last Summers dearth of crap, some of the current reality series such as "Fear Factor" and "Extreme Makeover" are doing well in the ratings. Coming up are new versions of "Average Joe" and a new Donald Trump show called "The Apprentice. " Also, the next "Survivor" will kick off right after the Superbowl on February 1.
Reality television is a strong draw for younger demos providing advertisers with the niche audiences they need to market their products. As mush as we enjoy trashing trash TV. Americans do love the vicarious voyerism the format provides.