Shocking Statistics

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 (“Statistics…”)
  • 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 increeased 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…”)

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