To be honest I'm a big reality TV fan but more so to examine the level of actual "reality" used in all of the many reality shows produced. These days the reality element tends to take a backseat and the shock factor plays the biggest role. I had actually never thought about the comparison between The Bachelor and Flavor of Love before reading this article and I attribute that to it being because, as mentioned, Flavor of Love racially sensationalizes.
I guess what I'm wondering is what makes viewers turn into both or either The Bachelor and Flavor of Love? The two are in the date category of reality television but they are both vastly different.