If you’re one of those who hates reality television, then it will come as good news that viewership of reality TV is way down while viewership of scripted dramas is up.
The networks are still buying new reality shows at a record pace, in part because it’s cheap and in part because the anti-reality trend is fairly recent.
It will be interesting to see how the networks hold-up in a the post reality landscape. There have been a few new scripted network hits this season, but reality television seemed to bring the networks back from the brink. If the bubble completely busts, where does that leave them?