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Do You Watch Reality TV Results Shows?

On Tuesday, Dancing With the Stars sent home its latest celebrity after a special hour long results show. Tomorrow, American Idol will do the same.Those two shows have results episodes just for revealing who's heading home — usually with a lot of recapping, special performances, and filler along the way.

I understand why results shows exist — it's tough to have audience voting determine who goes home otherwise, though a few shows have tried that. But ratings for results shows typically aren't as good as they are for performance shows. I'm wondering, especially with spoilers so available these days, do you even watch results shows? Or do you just head online to find out who's been eliminated?

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billyart101 billyart101 8 years
I don't watch any of the shows that have results shows really...such as AI or DwtS's, but IF I did I couldn't imagine not watching the results. On top Model and Runway, I live for the drama of the results at the end. However this past summer I watched So You Think You Can Dance, and for that one, I realized I didn't need to watch the elimination episodes. So, it's just about how the drama is built and whether I'm drawn in.
emalove emalove 8 years
I don't really watch many reality shows anymore.
princess_eab princess_eab 8 years
I usually just try to catch the last 10 minutes of American Idol results, because I can't stand all the filler.
sfunkera sfunkera 8 years
Results shows need to be half as long. I don't like the filler in them.
care0531 care0531 8 years
Last night I watched the entire DWTS results show because Idol wasn't on and because Adele was preforming. I usually only watch the result shows if nothing else is on or I flip back and forth during commercials- the result shows are worthy of a tivo in my house.
genesisrocks genesisrocks 8 years
The only reality shows I watch are the ones that show you the results in the same episode.
Symphonee Symphonee 8 years
I watch some. I came to this thread to see who got the boot from DWTS.
limelindsey limelindsey 8 years
The only one I always watch is So You Think You Can Dance. There's always a great group number and a musical guest. I don't know what it is about that show, they just take the whole genre of reality competition shows and classy it right up. Can't wait til the premiere! Last night I watched the last 10 minutes of DWTS - usually I just check online.
telewyo telewyo 8 years
I don't understand why they have to be a full hour long! I don't watch them unless I happen to think of it and tune in for the last 10 minutes to see the actual result.
LilyBiscuit7 LilyBiscuit7 8 years
Only Idol. I also like Celebrity Apprentice, but, the result is given at the end of the show.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
I don't watch any part of any reality tv shows.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i usually do, but i have to say that sometimes it's just a bit too long and drawn out. for example, last night it took a good 20 minutes for them to get through the 8 that were safe and that was just too much. and then the whole thing with cloris and corky - or whatever his name is - that was just unnecessary.
susanec susanec 8 years
Don't watch, don't care, pretty much think the genre is evil (some more than others).
Zivanod Zivanod 8 years
For AI, I TiVo the results show and then fast-forward to the end. Actually, come to think of it, I have also begun taking the show itself and then only watching as much of each peerformance I can tolerate before fast forwarding the rest of the show too. Hmmm ...
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
they're too long. I usually fast forward or just read about it later.
blondie829 blondie829 8 years
I watch the results shows, but definitely don't enjoy them! I watch out of dedication for the show. ;)
skigurl skigurl 8 years
i need an "other" category here - i watch the very end! i watched Biggest Loser last night and tuned into DWTS for the last 4 minutes to see Denise get the boot. that's all i needed to see!
Nina_79 Nina_79 8 years
I record them and then fast forward the booring parts and the advertisement.
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 8 years
Yep- DWTS, America's Next Top Model, and American Idol are my faves at the moment.
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