Exploring Viewers’ Responses to Nine Reality TV Subgenres

  title={Exploring Viewers’ Responses to Nine Reality TV Subgenres},
  author={Mina Tsay-Vogel and K. Maja Krakowiak},
  journal={Psychology of Popular Media Culture},
Reality TV is a genre that places nonactors in dramatic situations with unpredictable outcomes. The influx of reality TV dominating network and cable programming has been highly reflective in its expansion of formats, evident from the variety of narrative themes embedded in reality-based shows. Findings from this exploratory study (N = 274) reveal significant differences in the way college students affectively, cognitively, and behaviorally engage with reality TV. Specifically, identification… 

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