Simply Irresistible: Reality TV Consumption Patterns

  title={Simply Irresistible: Reality TV Consumption Patterns},
  author={Lisa Lundy and Amanda M. Ruth and Travis D. Park},
  journal={Communication Quarterly},
  pages={208 - 225}
This purpose of this study was to explore college students' consumption patterns in regard to reality television, their rationale for watching reality shows, their perceptions of the situations portrayed on these shows, and the role of social affiliation in the students' consumption of reality television. The results of focus groups indicate that while participants perceive a social stigma associated with watching reality television, they continue to watch because of the perceived escapism and… 

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