Reality TV Production in the US: Market Research Report

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Reality TV Production Market Research Report | Consumer Goods & Services | Book Publishing & Broadcasting | 2014

Dozing off: Waning reality TV viewership will keep revenue growth slow in upcoming years

IBISWorld’s Reality TV Production market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Market Share of Companies
FremantleMedia FremantleMedia market share
One Three Inc. One Three Inc. market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
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Annual Growth 09-14
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Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Although revenue growth was slow over the past five years, reality TV has been quickly expanding in popularity. Additionally, the climate that the industry operates in is improving as a result of loosened credit policies, lower interest rates, rising advertising expenditure and migrations to internet and mobile platforms. Lured by potential for fame and fortune there has also been an influx of actors and actresses seeking to “star” in a reality TV show. The next five years appear to foster growth, at least in terms of revenue and establishment growth. Increasingly though, consumers are growing tired of reality TV, so IBISWorld forecasts that Americans will gradually taper off their consumption of industry products, eventually reducing ratings and correlated advertising expenditures. Toward the end of the five-year period, the price paid for a reality TV show by a network is estimated to decrease... purchase to read more

What is the Reality TV Production industry?

Companies in this industry produce semiscripted reality TV shows. Reality TV is a genre of TV programming that presents purportedly unscripted dramatic or humorous situations, documents actual events, and usually features ordinary people instead of professional actors. The genre of reality TV consists of various subgenres, including talent shows, game shows, special-living environment shows, hidden-camera shows, talk shows and dating shows... purchase to read more


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Major products in this industry
Documentary-style reality showsCompetition and game reality showsSelf-improvement and makeover reality showsRenovation reality showsSocial experiment showsParanormal and hoax reality shows
Examples of brands in this Industry
American Idol (FremantleMedia NA)Dancing With the Stars (Disney – ABC)Survivor (CBS)America's Got Talent (Fremantle)

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