Audience-Participation Program

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Audience-Participation Program

A television or radio broadcast with a live audience, members of whom are involved in the program. For example, a game show may pick audience members at random to be contestants. An audience-participation program may appeal to certain demographics attractive to advertisers. This format also is used in infomercials.
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While most equate daytime television with the soap opera, Cassidy illustrates that a variety of other genres dominated this daypart in the 1950s, with quiz and game shows, audience participation programs, and homemaking shows leading the way.