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Reality T.V shows are becoming boring.

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Started: 8/17/2010 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 6 years ago Status: Voting Period
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dunzy96

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Modern day society has seen a huge surge in the amount of reality T.V shows in the last decade. Reality shows normally only stay popular for less then a decade. Shows like Big Brother and Xfactor have quickly become disliked. They have also caused a lot of other damage. For example after the start of Xfactor, the Christmas No.1 is normally the single by the Xfactor winner. This has eliminated the whole fun of the Christmas No.1, which is very sad. Since Big Brother has been on television it has gone from a very good show to a pointless waste of time. Big Brother Live fills up the television time which is completely stupid as it could be replaced with better shows. It also fills up channels like E4 with pointless add on shows. I think that reality T.V shows should be replaced as they have become pointless and boring.
vivalayeo

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Reality T.V show's are multi-million pound enterprise's that bring in a massive revenue. This success is because they appeal to the common British viewer, and although some people abstain from watching, a vast number of people still watch. If reality T.V was as boring as you claim, then it would not make the money it does. While some show's have declined in popularity, such as Big Brother, other show's such as I'm a Celebrity get me out of Here, X factor, Britain's Got Talent and Hell's Kitchen (The F word) still attract large audience's. XFactor especially, which has become one of the most successful T.V show's ever. Here is one example

Xfactor:

S 1: 2004 : 6.90 million view's on Average.
S 2: 2005 : 8.72 million avg
S 3: 2006 : 8.07 million avg
S 4: 2007 : 8.35 million avg
S 5: 2008 : 10.50 million avg
S 6: 2009 : 13.31 million avg.

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This show's a positive correllation. It is actually becoming more popular.
Debate Round No. 1
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Posted by dunzy96 6 years ago
dunzy96
I think I should have put more than one round and more characters but this was only my second debate and I wasn't used to debating.
Posted by Esuric 6 years ago
Esuric
How is this even debatable?
Posted by Rob1Billion 6 years ago
Rob1Billion
protip @ dunzy: 1-rounders are virtually impossible to win. Sorry you had to learn the hard way...

I don't know if you guys are old enough to remember when reality TV kicked it off with "The Real World," but they were boring back then as well! Reality TV is even faker than normal TV, because at least with normal TV it is accepted that it is fake. I can't believe people are stupid enough to believe that they would make a TV show and just let it roll out in "reality." If they did, they would waste a lot of money waiting around for something interesting to happen because reality isn't as interesting as a script.
Posted by GeorgeCarlinWorshipper 6 years ago
GeorgeCarlinWorshipper
Lol. Viv, what happened to it being bad manners to vote for yourself in a debate?
Posted by vivalayeo 6 years ago
vivalayeo
That debate was annoying. One round and 1000 character's doesn't do this topic justice. Atleast I got one source in.
Posted by I-am-a-panda 6 years ago
I-am-a-panda
Boringness is subjective, might take this.
Posted by Natalija 6 years ago
Natalija
this debate have only 1 round?
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