Audience Research Feedback
Do you watch documentaries? YES
When asking our audience if they watch documentaries or not, about 70% said they do and about 30%
said they didn’t.
If so, what are the names of documentaries you watch?
70% of the people that do watch documentaries said that they watch:
- Educating Yorkshire
- Unreported World
- The Fried Chicken Shop
- Bums, Boobs and Botox
- One Born Every Minute
- The Call Centre
- Baby Beauty Queens
- Stacey Dooley Investigates
What channels do these documentaries air on?
The most popular channels that they view documentaries on are Channel 4 and BBC Three.
- Educating Yorkshire – Channel 4
- Unreported World – Channel 4
- The Fried Chicken Shop – Channel 4
- Bums, Boobs and Botox – Channel 4
- One Born Every Minute – Channel 4
- Gogglebox – Channel 4
- The Call Centre – BBC Three
- Baby Beauty Queens – BBC Three
- Stacey Dooley Investigates – BBC Three
What is it about these types of documentaries that make you want to watch them?
Many of the parents and young adults we asked said that the documentaries offer them with a sound
knowledge of the specific topic and that they provide appropriate information that they may have not
known about. The younger audience such as 14 year olds said that the documentaries they watch are a
source of entertainment and that they provide a type of diversion for the individual. Also documentaries
like the ‘Baby Beauty Queens’ can relate to many of the younger generation as they may be going
through the same situation as shown. For the parents and adults we asked, they said that some
documentaries they watch act as surveillance and enable them to know what’s going on in the world
Have you noticed how young girls nowadays are self-conscious about the way they look and are going
to drastic measures to change their appearance?
The parents and young adults (17-20 year olds) said that they definitely have noticed a significant
change in the way young girls dress. They said that many girls start wearing make-up too early and that
they feel the need to get their nails done, fake tan and in some extreme cases have Botox carried out.
The parents and adults said that young girls feel the need to dress and look older than they are because
they see how other older girls dress.
Based on your answer would you watch a documentary about young girls growing up too quickly?
When asking our audience if they would watch our documentary or not, about 97% said they would and
about 3% said they wouldn’t.
If so why?
The proportion of people that said yes they would watch our documentary gave the reason that it would
be an eye opener to the young girls themselves and may inform them of the future implications it could
cause and how there is no need to dress older than they look. It will also inform the parents of how their
children may be dressing inappropriately at times for their age. The young adults said that they would
want to see the dramatic change on how these young girls dress now compared to when they were the
same age as them and how they dressed.
Who is your role model and why?
- Michelle Obama
- Emeli Sande
- Miley Cyrus
- Selena Gomez
- Amy Childs
Do you feel the media has a big influence on the way young girls dress?
The majority of women and girls we asked said that yes especially now the media has a huge impact on
how girls portray themselves. They said with Miley Cyrus making headlines, it’s not really a surprise how
girls want to look and act these days. Many parents said that Miley Cyrus used to be a role model to
many young girls and with what she is doing now with her image and mannerisms, can be viewed by
many young girls via YouTube and in music videos on television during the day. As well as her there are
many other music artists such as Rihanna and Lady Gaga that have raunchy music videos that can also
be accessed and viewed easily by a younger audience.