What is audience?

  • (noun): A conference (usually with someone important).
    Example: "He requested an audience with the king"
    Synonyms: consultation, interview
    See also — Additional definitions below


An audience is a group of people who participate in a show or encounter a work of art, literature (in which they are called "readers"), theatre, music (in which they are called "listeners"), video games (in which they are called "players"), or academics in any medium. Audience members participate in different ways in different kinds of art; some events invite overt audience participation and others allowing only modest clapping and criticism and reception.

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Presentation - Audience
... There are far more types of audiences than there are types of presentations because audiences are made up of people and people come in innumerable flavors ... an individual stands up to deliver a presentation before an audience, its essential that the audience know who the presenter is, why they are there, what specifically they expect to get from your ... Audiences can be classified into four basic categories Captives Pragmatists Socially motivated Committed ...
Never Let Me Down - David Bowie – The Interview LP: EMI SPRO 79112/3 - The Interview LP Track Listing
... the rigors of life on the road? Q16 What sort of response do you expect from your audience in general? Q17 What do you think your audience expects from you? Q18 Do you have ...
Dinner Theater - Variations - Others
... Wedding Comedy is similar to Murder Mystery because the staging requirements are minimal and the audience has interaction with the actors while they perform ... the strictures of scripted material, and pass clues among the audience solely by improvisation while interacting with audience members, or utilizing only a very brief scene (5 ... the performers the leeway to discern whether individual audience members are enjoying the interaction or not, to control the level of interaction with that individual ...
Ozark Jubilee - Audience and Sponsors
... it was the only TV show with an audience equally divided among men, women and children, according to the American Research Bureau (ARB) ... television audience 28 percent more per-set viewers than the average of all prime time shows Largest per-set U.S ... television audience, 3.40 persons By early 1956, the Jubilee had earned a 19.2 Nielsen rating, and ARB estimated its weekly TV audience to be as high as 9,078,000 ...
WYAB - Audience Demographics
... WYAB's primary audience is between the ages of 45 and 64, with men making up a slight majority of the listeners ... dayparts, such as during the Doctor Laura Schlessinger Show, however, WYAB's audience is skewed heavily in favor of women 25-64 ... also broadcasts numerous sports teams, which attract a large male audience ...

More definitions of "audience":

  • (noun): A gathering of spectators or listeners at a (usually public) performance.
    Example: "The audience applauded"; "someone in the audience began to cough"
  • (noun): An opportunity to state your case and be heard.
    Example: "He saw that he had lost his audience"
    Synonyms: hearing
  • (noun): The part of the general public interested in a source of information or entertainment.
    Example: "Every artist needs an audience"; "the broadcast reached an audience of millions"

Famous quotes containing the word audience:

    My chance, when it came, was due, literally, to the fact that I was slender.... You cannot make an opera audience believe that a man will endanger his soul, and commit robbery and murder for a very stout lady’s sake.
    Maria Jeritza (1887–1982)