The cars that were given away by Oprah cost the recipients up to $7,000 due to the fact they were marketed as a prize instead of a gift (the latter is not taxed). Many had to forfeit their prize or sell it if they could not afford their “free car”.
In all 16 seasons of The Bachelor reality dating show, not one couple ever married after the show.
In Japan, “The Jersey Shore” airs under the name “Macaroni Rascals“.
Dr. Phil does not have an active license to practice psychology, and the California Board of Psychology determined that he does not require one because his show involves “entertainment” rather than psychology.
A Swedish TV show once managed to get 300 000 Swedish schoolchildren to jump for two minutes (at the same time) in order to see if they could induce movements in the bedrock.