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Tg4 And The Irish Speaking Audience.

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AND THE IRISHSPEAKING AUDIENCEIntroductionIn this report I aim to examine the Irish speaking audience of TG4. This involves looking at three items in relation to this topic. Firstly in section 1 we will look at information which is currently available about the Irish speaking audience and the issues raised by this information. In section 2 I have included a proposal for a research project to be carried out on this audience and what I would expect to find in the results of this research. Lastly in section 3 we will look at how the uses and gratifications approach originally outlined by Katz, Blumler and Gurevitch (1974) would approach this topic and the feasibility of carrying out this research from that perspective.Section 1What information is available about the Irish speaking TG4 audience and what issues are raised by this data?There are two primary sources of information available about the Irish speaking audience of TG4, one quantitative and one qualitative. The quantitative research comes in the form of AC Nielson ratings and are available for the month October 2001. The qualitative research is an MRBI survey conducted over four weeks in February and March 2002. The results for this survey where released in May 2002. We will look at these sources of information and examine exactly what they tell us about the Irish speaking audience of TG4 and what issues are raised by this information.Quantitative - AC Nielson RatingsA press release by TG4 in November 2002 shows us two important pieces of information. We see the market share which TG4 holds against other television channels (both Irish and British) and it compares this information in October 2001 and 2002. It shows that TG4's market share has remained the same in both years however this is seen as an achievement due to the fact that all other Irish channels have lost ground. Although this shows us that the TG4 viewers are relatively happy with the channels content (more so than RTE and TV3) it does not specifically address the Irish speaking audience. It is crucial that we take into account the presence of English language programs in TG4's schedule and also the presence of a large non-Irish speaking audience. We can conclude therefore that this information regarding market share gives us little or no accurate information regarding the Irish speaking audience of TG4.The second piece of information in TG4's press release is a list of the top twenty programs for the month (October), and the viewing figures for these shows. We are given the overall top twenty TG4 programs and then the top twenty Irish language programs. The first of these can be dismissed due to the presence of English language programs (which take up 75 percent of the top twenty) however the latter does give us solid information about the Irish speaking audience. Here we can see which Irish language programs where most popular for October 2002. This tells us which style of programme the audience like to watch (e.g. Sport,...

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