What is audience?

  • (noun): A gathering of spectators or listeners at a (usually public) performance.
    Example: "The audience applauded"; "someone in the audience began to cough"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Audience

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 ... When 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 presentation, and ... 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
... 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 a current ...
Dinner Theater - Variations - Others
... is similar to Murder Mystery because the staging requirements are minimal and the audience has interaction with the actors while they perform ... released from the strictures of scripted material, and pass clues among the audience solely by improvisation while interacting with audience members, or ... an ice-breaker, and giving the performers the leeway to discern whether individual audience members are enjoying the interaction or not, to control the level of interaction with that ...
Ozark Jubilee - Audience and Sponsors
... In May 1955, carried by 72 ABC affiliates, 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 ...
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 ... Schlessinger Show, however, WYAB's audience is skewed heavily in favor of women 25-64 ... WYAB also broadcasts numerous sports teams, which attract a large male audience ...

More definitions of "audience":

  • (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"
  • (noun): An opportunity to state your case and be heard.
    Example: "He saw that he had lost his audience"
    Synonyms: hearing
  • (noun): A conference (usually with someone important).
    Example: "He requested an audience with the king"
    Synonyms: consultation, interview

Famous quotes containing the word audience:

    When I am on a stage, I am the focus of thousands of eyes and it gives me strength. I feel that something, some energy, is flowing from the audience into me. I actually feel stronger because of these waves. Now when the play’s done, the eyes taken away, I feel just as if a circuit’s been broken. The power is switched off. I feel all gone and empty inside of me—like a balloon that’s been pricked and the air’s let out.
    Lynn Fontanne (1887–1983)

    Popular art is normally decried as vulgar by the cultivated people of its time; then it loses favor with its original audience as a new generation grows up; then it begins to merge into the softer lighting of “quaint,” and cultivated people become interested in it, and finally it begins to take on the archaic dignity of the primitive.
    Northrop Frye (b. 1912)

    The virtue of dress rehearsals is that they are a free show for a select group of artists and friends of the author, and where for one unique evening the audience is almost expurgated of idiots.
    Alfred Jarry (1873–1907)