David Mott, the Head of Programming at Channel 10 said this about the success of So You Think You Can Dance in an article in the Sydney Morning Herald.
He attributes the success to the show's "life affirming" quality. Unlike other shows in the reality genre it focuses less on "train wreck" performances and more on praising genuine talent.
He says the days of "nasty aggressive, type shows, which which look at people's bad sides only" have passed.
I had to laugh that he did not see the irony of the above statement considering Channel 10 have programmed Big Brother to start on Monday, a show that trades in all the said negatives quoted above!
Click here for SMH article.