Do you prefer reality TV or scripted shows? | The Tylt
Do you prefer reality TV or scripted shows?
Variety says reality TV is actually good for us because it promotes the diversity that scripted shows miss.
We are the most over-entertained people in the history of the world, with 24/7 entertainment fare on countless platforms. That’s fine, but audiences are hitting a saturation point. They want to hear new stories and discover new ways of looking at things. PWD should be a big part of that. With 1990’s Americans With Disabilities Act under fire, depictions of challenged individuals are more important than ever. And Hollywood should remember: It’s not only honorable, it’s profitable.
But according to Bloomberg, there were more scripted shows airing in 2017 than ever before. Streaming services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon are providing audiences with more options.
The number of scripted TV shows released in the U.S. swelled to a new high in 2017, reflecting the growing efforts of Netflix, Amazon and YouTube to steal viewers and advertisers from traditional networks. Streaming services accounted for 117 of the 487 shows released last year and almost all of the growth from the 455 programs released in 2016, according to a study by FX Networks, a division of 21st Century Fox Inc. The number of shows released in the U.S. has more than doubled in seven years.