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Violence and reality tv, how far so is to far?
Transcript of Violence and reality tv, how far so is to far?
For years its been an escape for people watching twenty sometimes drinking and partying on shows like The Real World and Jersey Shore. Or watching Women of different ages and background fighting on shows like Basketball Wives and The Real Housewives franchise.
Violence on tv
But over the past few years violence has become a regular on this show. And as shows continued to grow the violence keeps getting worst ans worst.
"When The Real World first started Mtv you would get fire if anyone got into a physical attraction now its almost if they want the cast to brawl".- ABC News
In 2012 during the fourth season of VH1's Basketball Wives backlash due to the violence shown on the network came fro viewer, media and the advertisers
Anti-fan protests against VH1’s “Basketball Wives” are finally making headway with their campaigns.
Summer’s Eve, a feminine products brand, will no longer advertise on the program, the protest campaigners proudly claim on Change.org -eurweb.com
Violence is basically a producers dream-ABC News
And this has made a huge impact on the rating.
In 2013 The Real Housewives of Atlanta had their highest rated season but also their season with the highest amount of physical altercations.
The February 9th episode which featured a major fight involving Housewives and husbands of housewives got their highest rating for the season, 4.63 million tuned in for the fight.-Bravotv Rating
In the summer of 2014 Love and Hip Hop Atlanta had their reunion and a major fight broke out between several cast members leaving the show to be put on hold for hours and one cast member now being on the NYPD wanted list.(TMZ) The fight aired on part two of the reunion on September 1st and gained 4.06 million viewers.- Vh1 rating.com
As reality continues to go on so does the amount of physical violence on the shows. And as rating continue to as at a stead rate reality television isn't. going anywhere anytime soon. But with recent events showed in the news their is a line for how far network with go with supporting fighting for their reality tv stars.
Off screen drama
In 2012 justs weeks before airing the Vh1 show ev & ocho a baskerball wives spin off chad Ochoicio was arrested and charged with beating his wife of less than a month Evelyn Lozada. Just days after the news broke the series was canceled and put off Vh1's fall schedule Recent Yung Berg was fired from love and hip hip Hollywood after attacks his costar and girlfriend In a new york city hotel.
VH1 is terminating its relationship with him in connection with Love & Hip Hop Hollywood, effective immediately.Yung Berg was arrested on November 5th and charged with criminal obstruction of breathing in connection with an assault on fellow cast member Masika Tucker. The arrest took place in a New York hotel several hours after the taping of the reunion special for Love & Hip Hop Hollywood had wrapped.-Vh1/Blog.com
By Adam Feuerman