ITV is the biggest and most popular commercial television channel in the United
Kingdom. ITV1 is a mainstream public service channel funded by advertising revenue.
aims to attract the widest possible audience by offering a range of high quality
programmes that are inclusive in their appeal, particularly at peak viewing
times. Whilst mainly targeted at mass audiences, ITV1 also shows
programmes for particular sections of the audience: for example children,
adults under 35, men, and people watching at home during the day. ITV1 has
no specific remit to cater for specific minorities or to be innovative in form or
content, though these qualities will be present in the schedule from time to
Gender: the programme loose women would appeal to maybe married
female women about the age 30+. Whereas men may watch UEFA Champions
League because this would appeal to them.
Marital Status: for people that are married with children the programmes
that would appeal to them would be Xfactor and I'm a celebrity. For single
people programmes like the vampire diaries or the only way is Essex would
appeal to them because they would mainly be a lot younger and don’t have
One television drama on ITV is Downton Abbey this programme would appeal to an older target
audience around 30+ because it’s quite an old fashioned drama series so it wouldn’t appeal to a younger
generation target audience. Also because it starts at 9pm this means that it is past the 9 o clock water
shed so children would not be watching it.
Another television drama on ITV would be broad church. Women would be the primary target
audience for this drama series this also would appeal to more middle aged women as the programme
starts at 9pm so it is after the 9 o clock water shed so it wouldn’t be suitable for children of a younger age.
BBC3 is a television channel from the BBC broadcasting via digital cable. The
channels target audience includes those in the 16-34 age range and has the purpose
of providing ‘’innovative’’ younger audiences focusing on new talent and new
technologies. The channel is on air from 19:00 to around 05:00 each night, in order to
share terrestrial television bandwidth with CBBC Unlike its commercial rivals. 90% of
BBC Three's output is from the United Kingdom and other European Union countries.
80% is original covering all genres from current affairs to drama to comedy to
animation. BBC Three has a unique 60 seconds format for its news bulletins. This was
adopted so that operation of the channel could be completely automated without the
complication of dealing with variable length live news broadcasts.
The remit of BBC Three is to bring younger audiences to high-quality
public service broadcasting through a mixed-genre schedule of innovative
UK content featuring new UK talent. The channel should use the full range
of digital platforms to deliver its content and to build an interactive
relationship with its audience.
Gender: the programme Don’t tell the bride would appeal to more to a
female target audience to women who are maybe married and are over 30.
Whereas Russell Howards good news would appeal to a more male
audience and of a wider age range.
Marital Status: People that are married and have children may watch
the soaps for example Eastenders. Whereas single people may watch
programmes like sun, sex and suspicious parents because this would appeal
to a younger target audience.
One television drama on BBC3 is the fades this programme would be aimed at a younger
target audience it would appeal to these people because it is a fantasy horror and includes
characters of a similar age to them.
Another television drama on BBC3 is in the flesh. This programme liked to have stories
that reflected the lives and aspirations of its target audience.
E4 is a British digital television channel launched as a pay-tv companion
to Channel 4. The "E" stands for entertainment, and the channel is mainly
aimed at the lucrative 15–35 age group. Also E4 is the entertainment
destination for a cutting edge young audience. E4 is one of the most
original digital channels, successfully launching mega hits like Skins, The
Inbetweeners and Misfits. E4 and E4+1 reach over 8.9m people each
month. On top of this it has a young and upmarket viewing profile, with;
52% of viewers 16-34.
Channel 4's primary purpose is the fulfilment of its public service remit, which
is defined in the 2003 Communications Act. This states that "the public service
remit for Channel 4 is the provision of a broad range of high quality and diverse
programming which, in particular:
(A) Demonstrates innovation, experiment and creativity in the form and
content of programmes;
(B) Appeals to the tastes and interests of a culturally diverse society;
(C) Makes a significant contribution to meeting the need for the licensed
public service channels to include programmes of an educational nature and
other programmes of educative value; and
(D) Exhibits a distinctive character."
Gender: The programme Made in Chelsea would attract a younger
female audience around the age range of 16-25. Whereas the programme
Marital status: People that are married with children would more likely
appeal to the soaps on E4 for example Hollyoaks. Whereas people that are
single with no children would be more likely to watch programmes such as
90210 or revenge.
One of the television dramas on E4 is Utopia the target audience would be
aimed at a older age rather than children as it is shown on TV at 10pm which is
after the watershed.
Another E4 television drama would be the killing this is a crime drama so it
wouldn’t be suitable for younger children and also involves violence, drugs,
alcohol and smoking. This programme would be aimed at people aged 17-25.