Hm, I didn't do quite what you did but my early life was a bit similar (middle-High School).I suppose the answer depends on what one means by 'reality' TV. If it means shows about dysfunctional celebrities, or folks performing ridiculous stunts, then probably and hopefully no.
If it means programs like PBS's NOVA, or back in the day, CBS's 21st Century (sponsored by Union Carbide, renamed from The 20th Century), then perhaps some physics and science majors watch it.
In high school, I'd watch news or movies and do homework. On weekends, I spend a lot of time in either the city library or university library researching military history, pyrotechnics and high explosives, astrophysics, and plasma, nuclear and particle physics - and the occasional foray into political history, moral philosophy and religious studies - particular eastern religions.
In university, I was too busy to watch TV. In grad school, I would watch the news, and maybe programs like Dr. Who and Star Trek, otherwise, I was doing homework, research or at a full time job.
Professionally, my TV watching is spotty - mostly movies. Otherwise, I'm at PF or doing research.
I just wanted to address the first statement though, why? Why would you hope not?
I find those looking down on others over trivial matters unwise. But then again, I am also foolish. Hopefully I will be wiser as I get older. Surely, I've undergone a LOT of growth emotionally over the years, but I can still be a bit of a pain in the *** as I am still a bit confrontational/aggressive.I don't know it seems like my friends that are really into education look down on reality tv shows and stars
But my main remark here has a lot to do with if you cannot justify, reasonably, why you "look down on others" for certain actions, it is child-like. It comes off as, "they don't do what I do, so I don't like them", or, "they don't like what I like, I don't like it", and, "why don't they think in terms of what I think like?" It's just silly to think in such manners which is why I find it unwise.