73% Of Viewers Think Demons Are 'Overdone' In Paranormal Reality Shows

November 07, 2023 1:00 AM ‐ ParanormalTelevision
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When it comes to ghost hunting shows on television, one trend that can't be ignored is the seeming rise in demons in paranormal investigations, but the majority of viewers think this trend has been 'overdone'.

In fact, a massive 73% of those that responded to a survey we recently published said that there were 'too many' episodes or shows focused on demons. Of the more than 1,000 responses, 19% said that the amount of shows featuring demons was 'just the right amount', while just 7% said there was 'not enough'.

Viewers felt that the inclusion of a demonologist in a paranormal reality show negatively impacts on the show's credibility, this according to 54% of survey responses. Conversely, 24% said that a demonologist had a positive affect on a show's credibility, while 23% said the their inclusion has no impact at all.

As for other specialist methods of investigation, 61% think that the use of ghost hunting technology has a positive impact on the credibility of a show. While 20% said they thought gadgets are a negative, 19% here responded saying that ghost hunting technology has 'no impact' on credibility.

Viewers were a little more split when it came to the inclusion of a psychic medium. 42% of those who responded to the survey said that the inclusion of a psychic was a positive thing, while 24% said it had no impact, and 34% said it damaged credibility in some way.

You can see the full results of our survey below, which was conducted in September 2023 attracting 1,047 individual respondents.

Paranormal Television Survey Results In Full

What attracts you most to a paranormal TV show?

 

  • Investigators 15%

  • Locations 26%

  • Evidence presented 45%

  • Storyline 5%

  • None of these 9%

Do you believe that paranormal reality TV shows accurately portray paranormal investigations?

 

  • Yes, completely 5%

  • Somewhat 60%

  • No, not at all 35%

Where do you typically find the most credible paranormal shows?

 

  • Traditional Television 18%

  • Streaming Services (e.g., Netflix, Amazon Prime) 20%

  • YouTube Channels 33%

  • Dedicated Paranormal Streaming Service 11%

  • Other 18%

What frustrates you the most when watching these shows?

 

  • Over-dramatisation 64%

  • Lack of evidence 11%

  • Repetitive locations 1%

  • Inauthentic investigators 18%

  • Poor production quality 3%

  • Nothing 4%

Do you think some shows exaggerate or fabricate evidence?

 

  • Yes, often 59%

  • Occasionally 39%

  • No, never 2%

What would you like to see more of in these shows?

 

  • Scientific approach 40%

  • Historical background 27%

  • Debunking 32%

Do you prefer shows that lean more toward the skeptical or the believing side?

 

  • Skeptical 14%

  • Believing 12%

  • Balanced 74%

How do you feel about the number of episodes or shows focused on demons?

 

  • Too many, it's overdone 73%

  • Just the right amount 19%

  • Not enough 7%

Would you like to see more local folklore and legends integrated into episodes?

 

  • Yes 69%

  • No 6%

  • Indifferent 25%

To what extent does the use of ghost hunting technology affect the credibility of the show?

 

  • Significantly adds to credibility 27%

  • Somewhat adds to credibility 34%

  • No impact on credibility 19%

  • Somewhat detracts from credibility 11%

  • Significantly detracts from credibility 9%

How do you feel the inclusion of a psychic medium affects the credibility of a paranormal reality TV show?

 

  • Significantly adds to credibility 18%

  • Somewhat adds to credibility 24%

  • No impact on credibility 24%

  • Somewhat detracts from credibility 19%

  • Significantly detracts from credibility 15%

How do you feel the inclusion of a demonologist affects the credibility of a paranormal reality TV show?

 

  • Significantly adds to credibility 11%

  • Somewhat adds to credibility 13%

  • No impact on credibility 23%

  • Somewhat detracts from credibility 24%

  • Significantly detracts from credibility 30%


Our paranormal television is still open and accepting responses. We may follow up this article if there are significant changes to the results in the future. This might naturally occur if the survey reaches a wider and more varied set of respondents.

You can help out by having your say here and sharing the survey with your friends and family, even if they're not actively interested in the paranormal, we'd love to hear about their thoughts and experiences.
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