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 can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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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

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Entering 2012, many long-running reality TV series have aged, resulting in ratings declines for the overall genre. In fact, for the first time since early 2007, American Idol was not the most-watched program on TV. Increased competition from a growing number of reality, broadcast and cable shows have fractured audience viewership. Nevertheless, reality shows continue to dominate TV programming, with numerous new reality shows approved each year. Reality TV is a widely encompassing genre that is broadly defined as unscripted TV that does not employ actors and focuses on footage of real situations as they unfold. Segment producers or story editors often do create storyboards and shooting scripts that drive the direction of the show and set the stage for events to unfold... 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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