This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is used to quickly and efficiently deliver files such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisements has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
jump to last post 1-11 of 11 discussions (11 posts)

Do you think the audience should be able to pick the winners of Reality Shows?

  1. vikkijov profile image59
    vikkijovposted 5 years ago

    Do you think the audience should be able to pick the winners of Reality Shows?

    Such as Dancing with the Stars, The Voice basing the winners from the audience picks?

  2. alliemacb profile image91
    alliemacbposted 5 years ago

    No.  The audience tends to vote on personality or, all too often, on cuteness with little kids winning a lot of the reality shows you see on TV.  So many talented people who would probably get farther if the judges made the decisions are eliminated purely to allow kids or people with the right sob story to go through.  Of course, the audience phone ins generate a load of revenue so I doubt we'll see a change to that format.

  3. RunAbstract profile image79
    RunAbstractposted 5 years ago

    Sorry... but I don't think the audience should WATCH most of the reality shows!  Lol!

  4. MickS profile image72
    MickSposted 5 years ago

    Yes, they ought to have some sort of reward for watching the rubbish.

  5. profile image0
    Sueswanposted 5 years ago

    I don't think the audience should be able to pick the winners of Reality Shows  such as Dancing with the Stars because it turns into a popularity contest. 

    I was very disappointed when Derek and Maria were eliminated.

  6. lilian1 profile image61
    lilian1posted 5 years ago

    Here in the UK the general public vote by telephone for the winner when it comes to the finals of the show I think thats how it should be even if we dont always agree with the choices ...

  7. profile image0
    girltalksshopposted 5 years ago

    Yes and no. Yes, for the fact it might give a contestant more of a fair chance to make it, while on the other hand...the judges may be better adept at choosing the real talent in the dancing efforts. When the audience picks, it seems to be more of a popularity contest. Whom is best known and liked, otherwise. But, I like being given the opportunity to vote as well. Sometimes, it appears as if the judges have been unfair at times.  Just a thought...

  8. DzyMsLizzy profile image95
    DzyMsLizzyposted 5 years ago

    In my opinion, each and every one of these so-called "reality" shows are so far outside the actual definition of reality that they should instead be called "fantasy shows."
    We made the mistake of getting involved in the voting on one of them--America's Got Talent--the year that little Jackie Evancho was competing.  The fact that she did not win, and came in only second convinced me that the whole thing was rigged and pre-decided.
    It is my considered opinion that Michael won ONLY because he was middle-aged, and had less time ahead of him to make something of his career.  I believe that the audience voting was ignored.  When you saw the reaction to Jackie, I cannot believe that she did not win the actual vote.
    I'm done watching any of them...and I never did get into watching the really crazy set-up nonsense such as "Survivor."  Talk about a bogus crock of nitrogenous waste material....

  9. sheryarjavaid profile image61
    sheryarjavaidposted 5 years ago

    Do you think the audience should be able to pick the winners of Reality Shows?
    Answer is yes.

  10. Leslie_Siegel profile image81
    Leslie_Siegelposted 5 years ago

    Depends on the game show or reality thing. Why don't they do it on Survivor???? They use old contestants who've been voted off to vote for the 1 million dollar prize. It just depends. As for Idol, Voice and DWTS, unfair to totally go on the audience, they have set up big "predictive dialer" marketing computers to dial the singer's number 14 times every 5 seconds. It's allowed, all towns use it now. They should try doing it like elections for president, electorial voting, so unfair too! But in a way, you need input of an audience or who would watch? Maybe a new way to include the audience rather than have their votes count so much.

  11. giopski profile image60
    giopskiposted 5 years ago

    Let's face it, revenues are earned because of those votes coming from the audience.  Without those votes, those shows could simply die a natural death.

 
working