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The advantage to a one-night-a-week reality show

Some reality competitions have cut their results show, and that’s a good thing. Here’s why.

Posted on June 5, 2014 at 7:36 a.m.

The best decision reality shows ever made was to go from two nights to one night a week.

“So You Think You Can Dance,” Fox's dance reality competition premiered last week. I can't help but be excited.

As a former dancer, I love watching what the choreographers come up with week in and week out.

In 2012, it was announced that the show was cutting its results show.

People were shocked, and some wondered if it meant the show was on the outs.

But it was a smart move. 

For one, the show saves money because they don't have to hire as many performers to fill up the hourlong results show.

Besides, who really wants to watch an hourlong results show? They are always filled with fluff, and the results really aren't announced until the last five minutes of the show.

Yes, it can make it harder on dancers to have an elimination looming over their heads, but at least the dancing would be a good distraction.

“Dancing with the Stars” followed suit in fall 2013, and “American Idol” might be trimmed after the initial audition rounds.

Having a one-night-a-week competition show streamlines the show, and it makes it more enjoyable to watch.

All reality shows should follow this model.

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