November 14, 2013 at 12:36 pm #305329
Soon Gold Derby will be inviting you to predict reality TV shows much like we do the Oscars and Emmys. Let’s start right away. Which shows should we begin to cover then? And how would the prediction functionality work?
I don’t follow reality TV closely so I need to know from you which shows would be good to start covering in, let’s say, 2 to 3 weeks.
If we do, say, Survivor, how would the prediction process work? Please break down that down step by step as a user experience. With point scores, etc.November 14, 2013 at 12:52 pm #305331
I’m not really fond of reality television but I can “help”, if its okay with you 🙂 How about weekly predictions? I know it depends a lot on the program itself and it takes a lot of work but the users can predict who they think its the next to leave the show and simultaneously predict the winner throughout the season? Or at least as soon as we get a top 10 or something.November 14, 2013 at 1:36 pm #305332
I think for “The X Factor”, “American Idol”, and “The Voice” you guys could do what the poster above me said and that could really work. In week ten, the individual makes his or her predictions and they cannot be changed.
For Survivor, I would think it would be more difficult.November 14, 2013 at 3:43 pm #305333
Survivor, The Amazing Race, and Big Brother are reality TV fav’s but I’m not sure how we could create a ‘fantasy league’ out of them. I know they exist though, so I’ll do some research and see if it would work for GD.November 14, 2013 at 4:05 pm #305334
Sounds interesting. As far as reality shows go, I only watch Shark Tank and America’s Got Talent. AGT would be a simple predict who advances to the next live round, but Shark Tank would be impossible to predict.November 14, 2013 at 4:59 pm #305335
The tricky part with reality is that people will not be able to update their predictions as the season progresses. If predictions have to be logged before the season starts, they will be void of any rationale.November 14, 2013 at 5:13 pm #305336
Hmm. Extremely interesting idea. I love it!November 14, 2013 at 6:04 pm #305337
I agree that it would make the most sense if the predictions were weekly. For example, the reality shows I watch are Top Chef, Amazing Race, and The Biggest Loser. With these shows (and with many), generally each week someone wins for the episode, and someone is sent home….. We could predict both… and keep track of points weekly somehow. Is it possible the predictions center for this would be like a season-long game? Most points by the end of the season wins?November 14, 2013 at 6:15 pm #305338
I think if you do it before the season starts, it’s also viable for those non-live shows. Cos it makes us have to predict more based on their pre-game interviews. I have done that for Survivor and The Amazing Race where we do a guess based on videos and interviews. Cos when the season starts, it’s kinda easier to predict based on edits and stuff.
For singing competition, maybe we can start from the live rounds. Weekly eliminations works better probably since the audience vote and it can really differ weeks to weeks.
Just my opinion anyway.November 14, 2013 at 9:03 pm #305339
We could predict 3 things for next Wednesday’s Survivor episode:
1. Who loses the Redemption Island challenge and is eliminated from the game?
2. Who wins the immunity challenge?
3. Who is voted out and sent to Redemption Island?November 15, 2013 at 8:07 am #305340
This is an excellent idea, I don’t know why I never thought of it! The predictions would have to be done weekly for most of the shows.
For something like Survivor I think a ranking system like we’ve been doing works. Rank the castaways in order from most in danger of being voted out to safest? Same thing with the singers on The Voice or American Idol I guess. I don’t know if it’s possible to close predictions by the time the show airs on the East Coast and then total the results and then open it up again with the eliminated contestant(s) out of the running?
As for shows that work with this system, you could easily do Survivor, The Voice, American Idol, The X Factor, America’s Got Talent, The Amazing Race, etc. Top Chef and Project Runway would be tougher since things can easily change on those types of shows but it would still work I think.
You could also do a separate poll for before the show where you can lock in your predictions from who you think will win to least likely to win? The poll would close right before the first episode.November 15, 2013 at 2:43 pm #305341
Definitely RuPaul’s Drag Race and America’s Next Top Model. I’m guessing you would make predictions for each week, so I guess ranking them and deciding the bottom three would be part of the process.
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