The Narration of Waiting. Audience, Expectations and Activities during TV Series Programming Breaks

  • Antonella Mascio Università di Bologna
Keywords: waiting, audience, quality drama, facebook, online relationships

Abstract

The article focuses on some online environments inhabited by the audience of specific TV dramas. Here, audience activity when an episode is on air and in the gap between two episodes changes significantly. In fact, these environments are used precisely to manage the waiting time and organize the next viewing. They collect the audience's expectations, conjectures, ideas on possible continuations of the story and comments on recent episodes, as well as personal conversations.

Author Biography

Antonella Mascio, Università di Bologna

Antonella Mascio, PhD in New Media Studies, is Assistant Professor in Sociology of Cultural and Communication Processes at the University of Bologna. She teaches in the Fashion Program of the Department of Humanities at the same University. In recent years, her research activity has focused on online social relations and on the connections between the Internet and the fashion universe.


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Published
2014-12-15
How to Cite
Mascio, A. (2014). The Narration of Waiting. Audience, Expectations and Activities during TV Series Programming Breaks. Between, 4(8). https://doi.org/10.13125/2039-6597/1339
Section
TV Serials and New Reception Models