Reality-Based Television Programming and the Psychology of Its Appeal

@article{Nabi2003RealityBasedTP,
  title={Reality-Based Television Programming and the Psychology of Its Appeal},
  author={Robin L. Nabi and Erica Biely and S. J. Morgan and Carmen R. Stitt},
  journal={Media Psychology},
  year={2003},
  volume={5},
  pages={303 - 330}
}
  • Robin L. Nabi, Erica Biely, +1 author Carmen R. Stitt
  • Published 2003
  • Psychology
  • Media Psychology
  • Despite the general presence of reality-based television programming for more than a decade and its recent increasing popularity, the extant literature on the phenomenon is limited. In Study 1, we considered how the viewing public constructs the so-called genre of reality-based TV. Multidimensional space analysis based on the Q-sort responses of 38 city residents indicated reality-based TV shows (a) are largely distinct from most major programming genres, although they do not form a… CONTINUE READING
    215 Citations
    Redefining Reality TV: Exploring Viewers' Perceptions of Nine Subgenres
    • 8
    • PDF
    Representations of Race in Reality TV: Watch and Discuss
    • 57
    • Highly Influenced
    Reality television programs in Malaysia : a dream come true?
    • 6
    • PDF
    Exploring Viewers’ Responses to Nine Reality TV Subgenres
    • 9
    • Highly Influenced
    • PDF

    References

    SHOWING 1-10 OF 35 REFERENCES
    Predictors of Viewing and Enjoyment of Reality-Based and Fictional Crime Shows
    • 83
    Antisocial acts in reality programming on television
    • 41
    Audience Activity and Television News Gratifications
    • 319
    The populace and the police: Models of social control in reality‐based crime television
    • 18
    What viewers watch when they watch TV: Affiliation change as case study
    • 37
    AUDIENCE ACTIVITY AND GRATIFICATIONS
    • 375
    LONELINESS, PARASOCIAL INTERACTION, AND LOCAL TELEVISION NEWS VIEWING
    • 714