Best Reality Shows

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1Survivor

Outwits, Outlasts and Outplays Everything else currently on Air. Quite Obviously, The Most Strategical and Cerebral Game EVER Created.

This show is the inspiration for all reality T.V. , the original concept is what all reality shows follow.

Best show on all of televison. Every other reality show is basically Survivor with a different theme. - Sharkuzco

Love the show. Always look forward to the next season.

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2Amazing Race

The Amazing Race is one of those shows you'll never get tired or bored watching. We all enjoy seeing different cultures, seeing different environment. This show proves we don't need those silly dramas in a show. TAR is a clean show yet full of adrenaline.

I have been watching this since Season 5. We all enjoy seeing different places, different cultures. Sometimes, we even get to see some activities or attractions which we may never have chances to visit. We never knew about that either. It's always amazed me.

Most exciting show. The only reality show I would love to be a part of. Getting the opportunity to travel to wildly varying destinations and take on challenges that relate to culture and sheer street smarts. Love it!

Very exciting to watch!

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3Big Brother

Big brother is an amazing show its great 13 amazing seasons hope there is more seasons I'm surprised its not in the top

"Survivor" for people who don't enjoy filth and starving.

Love this show can't wait for season 16. It is great even though some people say that Rachel Reily was rigged to win Big Brother. That may be true I agree but I personally just wanted to see her win she deserved it but please that was just way to obvious. Other than that I think this show is great season 15 wasn't as good as it was before but that was just because they got out the threats early really early. - zotz99

I totally love Big Brother! It comes during the summer, I really hate to wait that long! Bring more BIG BROTHER! ' I have loved and watched it from Season 1.. Can't wait!

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4American Idol

American Idol sucks! I'm glad it's finally ending!

I look forward to watching this every year. So sad it's the last season next year

Best reality show ever. Best judges to and host

This is the true singing competition where people can become stars. Not just a show, but part of the American culture.

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5America's Got Talent

Should be higher than American idol... Anybody of any age, any talent can audition so its much more versatile

Not just singing but much more talents are excepted

This is a super fun show. There's so many people on this show from all around the world that has such unique talents! From singing to even juggling fire.

It is really a quality show!

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6The Voice

I hate the Voice, but then again I hate pretty much all reality singing competition shows. The audiences won't let any judge say anything bad about any contestant. Gee, that's going to prepare them real well for music critics, isn't it? There has yet to be a singing show with decent judges or coaches on it. The only one worth anything was Simon Cowell, and he is always thought of as a villain because he didn't always tell the singers that they looked pretty and sounded beautiful. Say what you want about American Idol, but at least they produced Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Chris Daughtry, and Carrie Underwood. I'm not saying those four are great but at least they've made it. Who have any of the other shows produced? American Idol at least was interesting while Simon was on, now it's starting it's last season and good riddance since it's become like all the others. These reality music shows haven't produced any stars since Cowell left, and I don't think that's a coincidence.

The voice should be number 1! Even though more people watch other reality shows. The Voice has better singers than any other reality show! - Leapop

Awesome. Everybody's a singer on the voice

Great show. Awesome new raw talent.

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7America's Next Top Model

For me, it's definitely the best reality show. It has the right amount of drama and the contestants most of the time are very likeable and approachable. Before I watched the show I thought that all the models are dumb blondes that the only good thing they have is good looks, but this show changed my perspective because most of the girls were bubbly, funny and some of them very intelligent, beautiful souls. Tyra also focused in their personality which is very important and she had a lot of quirky and different girls, showing that beauty is something 100% subjective.

I voted ANTM because it's an awesome T.V. show and it's very inspiring. I LOVED the cycle with short models, it was very good for all those talented girls that want to become models but they are short. That show had also an over weighted (don't know if I spelled that right, I'm not English) contestant, Whitney (Cycle 10) and that was also very inspiring.! That show makes me wanna dream.

I love it. I'm so addicted to it! Tyra prove tat she can produce great supermodels from her show. I love naima

Love. Love love it

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8The X Factor (U.S.)

Love it the most. Much better than the other singing shows

The best reality! I love it! Tyra banks is the better!

9Fear Factor

Bring this program back it was great and sadly missed

It's something real and out of the box from those celebrity reality shows, and shows an ideal factor.

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10CopsCops is an American documentary/reality legal series that follows police officers, constables, sheriff's deputies, federal agents and state troopers during patrols and other police activities including vice and narcotics stings.

The only actual real show that exist. It's the longest running reality show to date and it still is awesome.

Use to really like it. But with all the killings it turns my stomach now

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11So You Think You Can Dance?

! This show is completely amazing and definitely beat out American IDOL even though the two shows are by the same people and were SUPPOSED to be equals just of different topics! If you have never watched this show you have to check it out!

This show takes you through the journey of a group of people who share the same passion- dance. Every week, beautiful, inspiring, empowering routines are danced. This show deserves to be recognized for it's art. SYTYCD allows people to grow, not only as dancers, but as people.

Dancers will understand why this is the best reality show ever

I love watching this show.

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12Undercover Boss

makes greedy CEOs of big companies realize the real world of their workers - andrewerdna100

13Celebrity Apprentice

This show is really enjoyable a lot of people don't know that but this show is really awesome

One of my favorite shows. Always Fun and interesting. - Billyv

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14Real World

The original and still the best. People get real oafter being thrown into a house for together for months on end. Forget all the competitive stuff.

One of the best out there! Should be higher than 7th place!

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16MasterChef

This show has it all! Great competition and amazing culinary adventures. I just wish the home chefs posted their recipes on Master Chef website after each show.

It's a JOKE! This is the best reality show ever

You're best off watching the one of the better MasterChefs like the Australian MasterChef. The American version of this show is a complete joke.

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17Dancing With The Stars

Great, could only be better if they would include African American pros as well!

I love "Reality" T.V. shows around hospitals, ER, people with odd diagnoses, and the like. I find Hoarders interesting. I find some educational like My Cat From Hell. Some entertaining like America's Got Talent and Dancing With the Stars. I miss the show that took privileged rich families to poor countries. I like Wife Swap, and the Nanny. Undercover Boss was great but too scripted.

How is this so low it should be at least 17

Yas! This is the best!

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18Face Off

What's great about Face Off is that these people have talent and help to create the most iconic film make up out there. That's staying power. It's a great show for Horror, Fantasy and Sci Fi fans, as well as people who love creativity and art. There is also no cliff hangers like they have to use on subar shows top get you coming back for the next episode. This makes it so that you can get into the show mid season and still truly enjoy it as is. There is also no train wrecks to laugh at, so the show has a supportive feel to it.

I have never seen a show so unique! It's amazing what these people can do!

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19Intervention

Amazing reality television that makes a difference.

Sad but gripping and powerful - rc42085

20The Biggest Loser

Great show that helps the world get healthier every year. Sure, it is a big sob story most of the time, but that is because people who get that out of shape are broken to begin with. Inspirational show.

The most inspiring reality show

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