Reality tv really did a number on American tv stations. Any station that didn't have a large dedicated viewer base just turned into reality tv stations


@Red Supposedly MTV had a large dedicated "demo" viewing base before it created the modern reality TV formula with The Real World. It was a cursed idea that infected everything, even stations with plenty to lose.

Wikipedia says there is a dispute if this Curse might actually be Dutch in origin, MTV possibly having caught it from Amsterdam. Weird.

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