Reality TV shows
With controversies and millionaires, reality TV has managed to capture audiences across the world.
June 15, 2009 3:23 by Aarti Nagraj
American reality TV show, Tontine, reportedly offers the biggest prize so far; $10 million. The show, which is supposedly airing in the fall of 2009-2010, follows 15 contestants as they travel to seven continents in 100 days. Contestants will each start with a key, and the final contestant who possesses all 15 keys wins the game and unlocks the grand prize.
The poker reality TV show, Calvin Ayre Wild Card Poker, in its second season in 2007, offered 12 contestants the chance to win $2 million.
Several shows including Deal or No Deal, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader, Survivor, The Amazing Race and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, offer a prize money of $1million.
Others, such as American Idol, The Bachelor, The Bachelorette and The Apprentice, offer rewards in the form of business contracts or a potential spouse.