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Reality TV Experiences: Audiences, Fact, and Fiction

Hill, Annette LU (2014) In A Companion to Reality Television p.116-133
Abstract
Three aspects of reality television experiences as fact/fiction are explored in this chapter in relation to audience research, using quantitative and qualitative data. First, there is the way various reality formats such as Got Talent and The Voice sell experiences to consumers, audiences, and publics. Second, sense and performance are part of the business of reality television and at the same time part of the way audiences experience these formats. Third, various kinds of reality television structure the actions of real people, for example through the construction of multiple characters, narratives, settings, and interactions. The chapter draws on audience research to explore how and why a fact-fiction mix is a major feature of reality... (More)
Three aspects of reality television experiences as fact/fiction are explored in this chapter in relation to audience research, using quantitative and qualitative data. First, there is the way various reality formats such as Got Talent and The Voice sell experiences to consumers, audiences, and publics. Second, sense and performance are part of the business of reality television and at the same time part of the way audiences experience these formats. Third, various kinds of reality television structure the actions of real people, for example through the construction of multiple characters, narratives, settings, and interactions. The chapter draws on audience research to explore how and why a fact-fiction mix is a major feature of reality television and its positioning within media culture. (Less)
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global formats, audience research, emotional economics, experience economy, audiences, reality TV
in
A Companion to Reality Television
editor
Ouellette, Laurie
pages
116 - 133
publisher
Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN
978-0-470-65927-4
DOI
10.1002/9781118599594.ch7
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English
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  author       = {Hill, Annette},
  editor       = {Ouellette, Laurie},
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  keyword      = {global formats,audience research,emotional economics,experience economy,audiences,reality TV},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {116--133},
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  series       = {A Companion to Reality Television},
  title        = {Reality TV Experiences: Audiences, Fact, and Fiction},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118599594.ch7},
  year         = {2014},
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