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 | Aug 2012

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

IBISWorld’s Reality TV Production market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Market Share of Companies
FremantleMedia FremantleMedia market share
One Three Inc. One Three Inc. market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 07-12
Annual Growth 12-17
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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.... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Reality TV Production industry is contributing an increasing proportion of GDP. While GDP is forecast to increase at an annualized 1.9% in the 10 years to 2017, industry value added (IVA), which measures the industry's contribution to the overall economy, is estimated to rise at an average annual 2.3%. This expected growth is due to high financing for reality TV shows since 2010 when downstream advertising firms paid more to TV networks, which in turn paid more for TV shows. This trend has contributed to rising profit (albeit from an already high base), which is a key component of IVA. Compared the past five years, IVA is forecast to rise at an even stronger rate over the next five years, signaling a growing industry... purchase to read more


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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.

Industry Products
Documentary-style reality showsCompetition and game reality showsSelf-improvement and makeover reality showsRenovation reality showsSocial experiment showsParanormal and hoax reality shows
Industry Activities
Producing reality TV series

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