Live Reality Television: care structures within the production and reception of talent shows

Hill, A., Askanius, A. and Kondo, K. 2019. Live Reality Television: care structures within the production and reception of talent shows. Critical Studies in Television: The International Journal of Television Studies. 14 (1), pp. 7-21.

TitleLive Reality Television: care structures within the production and reception of talent shows
TypeJournal article
AuthorsHill, A., Askanius, A. and Kondo, K.
Abstract

This article focuses on production and reception practices for live reality television, using critical theory and empirical research to question how producers and audiences co-create and limit live experiences. The concept of care structures is used to make visible hidden labour in the creation of mood, in particular audiences as participants in the management of live experiences. In the case of Got to Dance there was a play off between the value and meaning of the live events as a temporary experience captured by ratings and social media, and the more enduring collective-social experience of this reality series over time.

Keywordsreality television, production studies, audience studies, live experiences
JournalCritical Studies in Television: The International Journal of Television Studies
Journal citation14 (1), pp. 7-21
ISSN1749-6020
Year2019
PublisherSage
Accepted author manuscriptLive Reality Television 29 Nov 2017 final CST.pdf
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1177/1749602018774458
Publication dates
Published online08 Jun 2018
Published in print01 Mar 2019

Related outputs

Provocative engagement: documentary audiences and performances in The Act of Killing and The Look of Silence
Hill, A., Askanius, T., Kondo, K. and Urueta, L.J. 2018. Provocative engagement: documentary audiences and performances in The Act of Killing and The Look of Silence. International Journal of Cultural Studies.

Media Audiences: Local to Global (Implications for international business strategies)
Kondo, K. 2017. Media Audiences: Local to Global (Implications for international business strategies). Big in Japan. Tallinn University 22 - 22 Nov 2017

Seeking for a sense of place: beyond the digital space
Kondo, K. 2017. Seeking for a sense of place: beyond the digital space. ECREA 2017 Audiences 2030. Catholic University Lisbon 28 - 29 Sep 2017

Seeking for a sense of place: beyond the digital space
Kondo, K. 2017. Seeking for a sense of place: beyond the digital space. Audiences 2030: Lisbon Conference. Universidade Católica Portuguesa 28 - 29 Sep 2017

Children’s media engagement in the U.K: a case of Got to Dance audiences and performers
Kondo, K. 2016. Children’s media engagement in the U.K: a case of Got to Dance audiences and performers . IAMCR 2016. Leicester 27 - 31 Jul 2016

The Bridge fans in the UK: case of older generation’s media engagement
Kondo, K. 2016. The Bridge fans in the UK: case of older generation’s media engagement. Ageing celebrities and ageing fans in popular media culture. University of Copenhagen 19 May 2016

Classic fandom? The Bridge fans in the UK.
Kondo, K. 2016. Classic fandom? The Bridge fans in the UK. Media Engagement: Connecting Production, Texts and Audiences. University of Westminster 04 May 2016

‘Reality talent shows: children as performers, contestants and audiences in Got to Dance’
Kondo, K. and Hill, A. 2015. ‘Reality talent shows: children as performers, contestants and audiences in Got to Dance’. Comparing Children's Media Around the World: Policies, Texts and Audiences. University of Westminster 04 Sep 2015

Children’s Perspectives through the Camera Lens Reflections on Meaning-making Processes and Participatory Research
Kondo, K. and Sjöberg, U. 2013. Children’s Perspectives through the Camera Lens Reflections on Meaning-making Processes and Participatory Research. Nordicom Review. 33 (1), pp. 3-18.

The audience is the show
Hill, A. 2011. The audience is the show. in: Nightingale, V. (ed.) The handbook of media audiences Oxford Wiley. pp. 472-489

Paranormal media: audiences, spirits and magic in popular culture
Hill, A. 2011. Paranormal media: audiences, spirits and magic in popular culture. Abingdon Routledge.

Big formats, small nations: does size matter?
Hill, A. and Steemers, J. 2011. Big formats, small nations: does size matter? in: Lowe, G.F. and Nissen, C. (ed.) Broadcasting in smaller states Göteborg Nordicom. pp. 203-218

Documentary modes of engagement
Hill, A. 2008. Documentary modes of engagement. in: Austin, T. and de Jong, W. (ed.) Rethinking documentary: new perspectives, new practices Maidenhead Open University Press.

Designing interactive TV with users in mind
Cruickshank, L., Sekleves, E.T., Whitham, R., Hill, A. and Kaoruko, K. 2007. Designing interactive TV with users in mind. User Experience Magazine. 6 (3), pp. 201-206.

Public and popular: British and Swedish audience trends in factual and reality television
Hill, A., Weibull, L. and Nilsson, A. 2007. Public and popular: British and Swedish audience trends in factual and reality television. Cultural Trends. 16 (1), pp. 17-41.

Mapping lifestyle
Hill, A. and Dover, C. 2007. Mapping lifestyle. in: Heller, D. (ed.) Makeover television: realities remodelled London, UK I.B. Tauris.

Vampire hunters: the UK marketing and reception of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel
Hill, A. and Calcutt, I. 2007. Vampire hunters: the UK marketing and reception of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. in: Levine, E. and Parks, L. (ed.) Undead TV: essays on Buffy the Vampire Slayer Durham, USA Duke University Press. pp. 43-56

Restyling factual TV: audiences and news, documentary and reality genres
Hill, A. 2007. Restyling factual TV: audiences and news, documentary and reality genres. London, UK Routledge.

Mapping genres: broadcaster and audience perceptions of makeover television
Dover, C. and Hill, A. 2007. Mapping genres: broadcaster and audience perceptions of makeover television. in: Heller, D. (ed.) Makeover television: realities remodelled London, UK I.B. Tauris. pp. 23-38

Making interactive TV easier to use: interface design for a second screen approach
Cruickshank, L., Sekleves, E.T., Whitham, R., Hill, A. and Kaoruko, K. 2007. Making interactive TV easier to use: interface design for a second screen approach. Design Journal. 10 (3), pp. 41-52.

Value, form and viewing in current affairs television: Tonight with Trevor McDonald
Corner, J. and Hill, A. 2006. Value, form and viewing in current affairs television: Tonight with Trevor McDonald. Journal of British Cinema and Television. 3 (1).

A case study of British factual television
Hill, A. 2006. A case study of British factual television. The Stationary Office.

Synen pa icke-fiktion i TV: resultatredovisning
Nilsson, A., Weibull, L. and Hill, A. 2005. Synen pa icke-fiktion i TV: resultatredovisning. Goteborgs Universitet, Institutionen fur Journalistik och Masskommunikation, Arbetsrapport. 33.

Audiences and factual and reality television in Sweden
Hill, A., Weibull, L. and Nilsson, A. 2005. Audiences and factual and reality television in Sweden. Jonkoping, Sweden Hogskolan i Jonkoping.

Reality TV: performance, authenticity, and television audiences
Hill, A. 2005. Reality TV: performance, authenticity, and television audiences. in: Wasko, J. (ed.) A companion to television Oxford, UK Blackwell.

The idea of learning: young viewers of reality TV in the UK
Hill, A. 2004. The idea of learning: young viewers of reality TV in the UK. in: von Feilitzen, C. (ed.) Young people, soap operas and reality TV Goteborg, Sweden Nordicom.

Watching Big Brother
Hill, A. 2004. Watching Big Brother. in: Mathijs, E. and Jones, J. (ed.) Big brother international: format, critics and publics London, UK Wallflower. pp. 25-39

Reality TV: audiences and popular factual television
Hill, A. 2004. Reality TV: audiences and popular factual television. London, UK Routledge.

Fernsehzuschauer und factual-TV in Grossbrittannien (Television audiences and British factual programming)
Hill, A. 2004. Fernsehzuschauer und factual-TV in Grossbrittannien (Television audiences and British factual programming). TV Diskurs. 30, pp. 4-9.

Children watching reality TV
Hill, A. 2004. Children watching reality TV. in: von Feilitzen, C. (ed.) Young people, soap operas and reality TV Goteborg, Sweden UNESCO International Clearinghouse on Children, Youth and Media, Nordicom, Goteborg University. pp. 181-188

TV audiences and everyday life (British Film Institute audience tracking study)
Hill, A. 2003. TV audiences and everyday life (British Film Institute audience tracking study). in: Miller, T. (ed.) Television studies London, UK British Film Institute. pp. 64-66

Big Brother: the real audience
Hill, A. 2002. Big Brother: the real audience. Television & New Media. 3 (3), pp. 323-340.

Media risks: the social amplification of risk and the media violence debate
Hill, A. 2001. Media risks: the social amplification of risk and the media violence debate. Journal of Risk Research. 4 (3), pp. 209-225.

'Looks like it hurts': women's responses to shocking entertainment
Hill, A. 2001. 'Looks like it hurts': women's responses to shocking entertainment. in: Barker, M. and Petley, J. (ed.) Ill effects: the media/violence debate. 2nd ed. London, UK Routledge. pp. 135-149

TV living: television, culture and everyday life
Gauntlett, D. and Hill, A. 1999. TV living: television, culture and everyday life. Routledge.

Permalink - https://westminsterresearch.westminster.ac.uk/item/q4z41/live-reality-television-care-structures-within-the-production-and-reception-of-talent-shows


Share this
Tweet
Email