Tuesday, September 13, 2005
Get LESS Real, Guys
[[T U B E]] * Martha Stewart hasn’t yet fired a single person from her new version of The Apprentice, but already U.S. viewers are saying that the reality-TV format has worn out its welcome. A new AP-TV Guide poll finds four out of five respondents declaring there are too many “reality shows” on the air, while only 4 percent say there aren’t enough. Eighty-two percent of those surveyed think there’s little or nothing “real” about these series, but that they’re “totally made up” or “totally distorted.” (Gee, you think?) The same poll found 56 percent of Americans saying there are too many talk shows on television.