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Reality TV

Hill, Annette LU (2005)
Abstract
Reality TV is about the viewing experience of popular factual television. What is often missing from the great debate about reality TV, and its impact on television and its audience, are the voices of people who watch reality programmes. There is much to learn from listening to audience discussion about a popular and rapidly changing television genre. Audience responses to reality TV can provide invaluable information and analysis for understanding the transitional terrain of the reality genre, and can enhance critical understanding of contemporary television audiences.



Do audiences think reality TV is real? Can people learn from watching reality TV? How critical are viewers of reality TV? Reality TV argues that... (More)
Reality TV is about the viewing experience of popular factual television. What is often missing from the great debate about reality TV, and its impact on television and its audience, are the voices of people who watch reality programmes. There is much to learn from listening to audience discussion about a popular and rapidly changing television genre. Audience responses to reality TV can provide invaluable information and analysis for understanding the transitional terrain of the reality genre, and can enhance critical understanding of contemporary television audiences.



Do audiences think reality TV is real? Can people learn from watching reality TV? How critical are viewers of reality TV? Reality TV argues that audiences are engaged in a critical examination of the development of popular factual television. The book draws on quantitative and qualitative audience research to understand how viewers categorise the reality genre, and how they judge the performance of ordinary people and the representation of authenticity within different types of reality programmes. The book also examines how audiences can learn from watching reality programmes, and how viewers think about and talk about ethics in relation to reality TV. (Less)
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reality TV, audiences, television production, television reception, genre, ethics
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231 pages
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Routledge
ISBN
0-415-26151-1
language
English
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Do audiences think reality TV is real? Can people learn from watching reality TV? How critical are viewers of reality TV? Reality TV argues that audiences are engaged in a critical examination of the development of popular factual television. The book draws on quantitative and qualitative audience research to understand how viewers categorise the reality genre, and how they judge the performance of ordinary people and the representation of authenticity within different types of reality programmes. The book also examines how audiences can learn from watching reality programmes, and how viewers think about and talk about ethics in relation to reality TV.},
  author       = {Hill, Annette},
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  keyword      = {reality TV,audiences,television production,television reception,genre,ethics},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {231},
  publisher    = {Routledge},
  title        = {Reality TV},
  year         = {2005},
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