Interesting information about Reality TV
Facts you never needed to know about reality TV but you're here so might as well read on.
True, there’s no script, but writers like me do craft plot lines, twist and tweak footage to create conflict and of course, shape those stories. Oh, and we redo things all the time. For example: On Biggest Loser, the contestants have to walk up to the scale about five times so the producer can capture all the angles on camera. WE strive to get the "PERFECT" shot every time. This is showbiz. You're only as good as your last gig.
And Yet More Tidbits From The Fringe
Here’s a tip for applying to be on a reality show: Talk about your weakness—whether you’re terrified of snakes or you can’t stand lawyers and salesmen. The producers love that stuff. (We do)
DID YOU KNOW? Reality Television is producing some pretty shocking and eye-opening statistics:
According to Medical Procedure News, reality television is attributing to cosmetic surgery procedures with more than 9.2 million procedures performed as result of people watching these shows
According to WebMD Medical News, reality television is contributing to eating disorders in teen girls. With shows like Are You Hot? The Search for America’s Sexiest People and Extreme Make Over, young women believe that to be excepted you have to be “hot” or a “bombshell.” (Kirchheimer) Since the boom of reality television in 2000, eating disorders in teenage girls (ages 13-19) have nearly trippled.
Americans spend 1/3 of their free time watching television and of that 67% are reality shows
The number of shooting days for reality TV in Los Angeles rose 53% last year, making up about 40% of all on-location production
Of the 240,000 entertainment jobs in Los Angeles, 30,000 are tied to reality television
It costs $7 dollars to produce a 10-day reality show
Reality TV episodes have increased to 57% of all television shows that can be found on your screens
There are more than five violent scenes in an hour of prime time, and five murders a night
(“Statistics…”) Teen Mom Amber Portwood, now behind bars, reportedly made $140,000 for six months of filming. But the other stars of Teen Mom and Teen Mom 2 only make $3,000 to $5,000 an episode, which totals $39,000 to $65,000 for a typical season.
Snooki: $150k per episode/$1.95 million per season
The Situation: $150k per episode/$1.95 million per season
Pauly D: $150k per episode/$1.95 million per season
JWOWW: $100k per episode/$1.3 million per season
Vinny: $90k per episode/$1.17 million per season
Ronnie: $80k per episode/$1.04 million per season
Sammi: $80k per episode/$1.04 million per season
Deena Nicole: $40k per episode/$520k per season
She may not have found her one true love, but at least Season 8 Bachelorette Emily Maynard was paid $250k as her base salary for dating multiple men in exotic vacation spots. It’s worth noting that Ashley Hebert was reportedly paid significantly less — $100k — for Season 7.
Kim Kardashian reportedly makes $40k per episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians and her various spin-off shows.
NeNe Leakes may be the most expensive housewife of all, reportedly bringing in a cool $1 million per season — plus bonuses!
The next-highest earning Atlanta Housewife is Kandi Burrus, at $450,000, and then Cynthia Bailey and Phaedra Parks, who both earn $300,000.
Excerpts from: Prezi.com