What attracts millions of Americans each week to “Reality TV”? Millions of viewers tune in every week to be entertained by gossiping, the drama, and also many real moments in the show. Reality tv has opened many doors for many celebrities and Pop culture as a whole. Reality TV has impacted the world, but it has impacted The United States Of America the most. Studies show that humans like to be entertained by seeing fights and arguments on TV or in person.
The TV series is popular in different cultures and countries, a success that is attributed to many reasons. Its collection of diverse crew, numerous romantic relationships, a number of themes including the wilderness life and the mainly island locations of acting makes it popular across different cultures. This paper explores these reasons in detail and how exactly they have contributed to the popularity of LOST, across many cultures and countries beyond the American culture. (Bill Carter 2) described LOST as the TV show with probably the most convincing storyline in the history of television. It first appeared on September the 22, 2004, and its pilot episode attracted some 18.6 million viewers, giving ABC its highest ratings, since the year 2000.A great number of young fans tuned in every week to watch LOST, before speeding to share theories about this amazing TV show's on social networking sites such as Facebook.
(Weilbacher, 2003). However, the key point is that advertising has essentially taken over social media and continues to maintain major influence and impact on society today. A prime instance which exhibits how advertising has greatly impacted modern society, is the Super Bowl. The Super Bowl attracts one of the largest audience viewerships every year. This is of course largely due to the fact that it is the championship game for the NFL, but also because of its renowned reputation for airing the best commercials of the year.
The network’s history of miniseries adaptations targets a niche audience who are willing to pay for high-quality television programs. HBO reached new audiences with the production of book adaptations Game of Thrones (2011-) and True Blood (2008-). To be part of a niche audience is valued by many people. The social benefit from being part of a fan group is immense, with the rapid expansion of a multitude of online fan communities linking people across the globe. Fan culture is an increasing presence in society, and programs such as Game of Thrones and Lost (ABC, 2004-2010) have a cult-like following.
Even people who were over the age of 55 were keeping up with at least two reality shows. This increase of viewership in reality television has shown that reality programming is strongly popular with a wide variety of ages. And with networks devoting their programming towards reality television (VH1's Celebreality block of programming; ABC's WifeSwap, Extreme Makeover, Dancing with the Stars; MTV's ever growing roster of reality shows, Fox's American Idol), it is easy to see that the popularity of reality television is an immediate trend in not only... ... middle of paper ... ...ork Times. (14 Feb 2007) 6. Stanley, Alessandra.
Reality shows are thriving. Every day, we see many dangerous and ludicrous things broadcasted on national television yet people still let these shows influence their thoughts, lifestyle, and actions. This paper will enlighten you on the pros and cons of reality television and make you ask yourself “Are reality shows poisonous to the mind?” American Idol is a well-known example of a reality show. It is the most viewed and most successful reality show in our country. American Idol is a singing competition show that has been on television for the last 10 consecutive years.
The power of television is strong and inevitable. Television has the ability to draw people in and view the world through a perspective one would think unimaginable. After the second world war ended in 1945, electronic sales boomed and more families started to gather around the tv at night to view widely famous television shows. Specifically, The Ed Sullivan Show was known for its plethora of celebrities and up and coming entertainers. The shows popularity was able to take a small town artist and make he or she into an enormous success, specifically, Elvis Presley who was, “something new under the Sun” (Altschuler 30).
George Lucas' film Star Wars There are many different theories to Star Wars, which attracted millions of viewers. These theories made Star Wars what it was, and to some people still is. Made in1977, it was the first of it's kind by being new, using aliens and special effects, Star Wars created a large audience. Then it was re-released twenty years later, after improvement in special effects and another character was added. I will be considering that Star Wars appeals to many different people, proof of this is that it was released again in 1997 and still was groundbreaking to the millions of older viewers, also capturing the imagination of the younger generation.
Old Spice print advertisements are incredibly popular in the modern society, due to their sensational and eye-catching graphics. Old Spice’s advertisements remarkably contributed to raising the Old spice corporation’s volume of the sales. According to his article “Hey, Old Spice Haters, Sales Up 107%,” David Griner, a reporter in Ad Week, states that the sales of Old spice jumped 107% in 52 weeks. This company’s tremendous strategies are worthy of an in-depth analysis since it is an unprecedented improvement. In addition to the sense of humor that the advertisement contains, the Old Spice Corporation has endeavored to incorporate the currently popular actor, and many connotations, based on a clear understanding of contemporary American culture and belief.
On November 5th, 2013 Eminem released his 8th and final studio album titled Marshall Mathers LP 2. This album has been highly influential since its release and will continue to be discussed for years to come. Eminem is regarded as one of the best rappers ever and he redefined the genre as one of the first white rappers to be successful. Because of his success, Eminem’s final album is bound to be studied and listened to for decades. The reasons for this stem from the artist himself, the album art and title, and the album’s unique style and lyrics.