Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Question 1 - Mini Mock - year 11

We believe the genre of TV Game shows is successful and popular because:

  • They have a range of subgenres that caters to diverse audiences.
  • Their format allows people at home to play along or get involved.
  • They create enigma effectively.
Using examples, and developing the statements above, explain why TV Game Shows is a popular genre.


  1. the genre for tv game shows had been successful for many years because the target audience liked the format, the way media products presented its content to the target audience.

    take me out has its very own subgenre which is dating and roamnce, this very appeling for all the demographic groups such as A,B,C1,C2,D,E, because everyone is looking for love and thake me out is very good at presenting is sub genres and displaing what the target audience in every race wants to see.

    the format is invites people along to play along with the tv game show because, the appeal of the male gaze works very effectively because all the men would be looking at the weman and at home the action audinece would start to decide which one of the woman they would ave chosen.

  2. Game shows have been successful for many years. The genre for TV Game Shows is to educate people, in different ways. The stations are filled with this genre of popularly ITV is a Commercial Station that broadcasts a lot of TV game shows, such as Pointless, as people are able to play along at home. However, Public Station broadcast like the BBC only broadcasts shows of this genre. There is a TV channel that broadcasts TV game shows, which is called Challenge TV.
    The object of Pointless is for contestants to provide answers that are not only correct but also as obscure as possible, with each game consisting of teams of two contestants; previously the programme featured five teams to begin with, but this was later reduced to four teams. Prior to each show, 100 people are given 100 seconds to provide as many answers as they can to a series of general knowledge questions as part of a pre-conducted survey, and in each round, contestants are asked these same questions. Giving a correct answer scores one point for every participant that gave it, though if none of the survey participants gives a correct answer that a contestant provides, the team scores zero points for providing a "Pointless" answer, while giving an incorrect answer scores 100 points. In all rounds, host Alexander Armstrong provides contestants with the rules they must adhere to, as well as the category and question they will be answering, while his assistant Richard Osman elaborates on what answers they will accept with the current question, provides information on any answers given (whether right or wrong), and showcases a list of all the Pointless answers a contestant has provided/could have used and the top three high-scoring answers for the question. The format of the show consists of two elimination rounds to begin with, in which teams must achieve as low a score as possible, with those who achieve the highest score in each round being eliminated from the game; if two teams are tied for the highest score in either of these rounds, a sudden-death "lockdown" round is played, with the higher-scoring team losing. Following these rounds, the two surviving teams compete against each other to find the lowest scoring answer in a series of questions, with the winning team moving on to the final round. Prior to the final round, every Pointless answer given adds £250 to the cash jackpot, and eliminated teams making their first appearance are eligible to appear again in the next consecutive game; teams who have appeared twice or reached the final round cannot return. The team that reaches the final round is awarded a Pointless trophy to keep, and then must supply three answers to a question, in which one must be a Pointless answer in order to win the jackpot as it stands for that game, otherwise the money rolls over to the next show. The sub genre for game shows is different, as some game shows are quiz, and some are education (picking the correct answer from what you know/remember).
    People at home watching Deal Or No Deal(ITV) are able to play along as they watch. This is for them to be able to see what they could get if they ever went on to play on the show. Noel Edmonds(the host) gets the audience in the studio involved, by asking them what they would do if they was the one playing. He does this so that the contestant can get words of wisdom to help with what they will decide.

  3. the genre of tv game show has been successful for many years because of the way the tv game show is being played or the format of that particular game show. the different sub genres of the game shows appeal to different audiences. the format of game show also appeals to the target audiences and allows them to take part at home. the game shows can create enigma effectively by sounds, pause in the game show, music, the lighting and by the audience reaction(like in deal or no deal the camera points at the parents or wife of the contestant.

  4. The genre of tv game shows has been successful for many years, one of the reasons why they have don this is there ability is that to have range of subgenres such as a quiz show or dating show

  5. TV game shows can be very successful if they have a wide range or subgeneres that benefit and suit each target audiences, if the format of the show allows people to play along at home and to create enigma effectively. By doing these things, the TV game shows are more appealing to their target audiences.

    Firstly, TV game shows should have subgeneres that cater to all audiences. This means that the subgeneres of a TV game show should fit into the target audiences likings from any demographic. This would make the TV game show more successful as more people from a bigger selection would watch the show as it would fit into their likings. For example, the TV game show 'Take me out' (Hosted by Paddy McGunniness, which airs on ITV, on a Saturday later peak time), has multiple subgeneres. The first subgenere we come across is romance. We see this as the lighting is very romantic themed, and props on the stage represent love. Another subgenere we see is comedy as the host Paddy is always making jokes and presenting them to the target audience too. Another subgenere would be mystery as the suspense made by the lighting, sound effects and pauses from the host suggest something would happen. They do this to almost 'scare' the contestants, which then turns into comedy as it is joked about after.