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Television show ratings

Daily blog: Tonight is the finale of America's Got Talent. All of these types of shows - American Idol, The Voice, Dancing with the Stars - allow the audience to vote and help determine the winner. Do you think this has an impact on the number of people who watch the show? Why or why not? If it does impact the ratings, what type of impact does it have? 

I have fully watched a season of American Idol and The Voice and being able to vote on my favorite artists made me want to keep watching. I think that it does have an impact on who watches the show because the audience can feel a connection. It makes the ratings go up because they want to keep watching to know if their pick goes home or stays on the show. 

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