The reality format, for so long a staple of linear TV channels, is beginning to take a hold on subscription video on demand platforms.
Data from Ampere’s Analytics service shows Netflix has ramped up the production of reality shows. It now has 32 original Reality titles, representing an eightfold increase on January 2018.
Dating show Love is Blind is among the Top performing shows in Q1 2020.
Reality is second only to the Documentary format as the most commissioned genre in the UK and United States.
Documentary represented 31% of all first-run series ordered in 2019, while Reality represented 14% of all commissions in 2019.
Comedy closely follows Reality, and is the third most commissioned and renewed genre.