A significant predictor for why audiences choose to watch romance-based reality television is based on the idea that it is entertaining, stimulating, enjoyable, exciting and amusing to the viewer. Based on our assumptions of mood management, we can assume that people are increasingly drawn to positive and pleasurable stimuli. Therefore, having a desire to watch for positive outcomes within the reality show significantly predicts romance-based reality television consumption. As people like to be at a moderately high level of arousal, it is likely that they will find pleasure in contestants falling in love and finding happiness. As a result, we can assume that viewers will care deeply about what happens to these television characters in the future.
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