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Volume : III, Issue : XI, December - 2013

Perception And Preferences Of People Regarding Reality Shows – A Study In Navsari City Of Gujarat

Zakirhusen Patel And Mihir Soni

DOI : 10.9780/22307850, Published By : Laxmi Book Publication

Abstract :

The rising popularity of the reality shows on Indian television has added a new dimension to the production of TV programs. Most of the television shows which are being telecast nowadays are reality shows specializing in dancing, singing, and acting. Today's reality shows are rewriting our cultural scripts, altering our perception, our social relationships and our relationships to the natural world. In this descriptive study, the researcher has found that people are really fond of watching reality shows which range from cookery to talent hunt and comedy show types. Majority of the respondents, however, felt that these types of shows are often scripted for increasing TRPs and increasing financial and commercial success. Major drivers for watching reality shows are break from routine, controversies, glamour and entertainment. However, most of the people were not still holding any views whether such types of reality shows make any sort of impact on the society.

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Zakirhusen Patel And Mihir Soni , (2013). Perception And Preferences Of People Regarding Reality Shows – A Study In Navsari City Of Gujarat. Indian Streams Research Journal, Vol. III, Issue. XI, DOI : 10.9780/22307850,

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