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Analysis of Chinese Viewers' Viewing Attitudes toward Korea Reality Show Program - Focused on tvN <Three Meals A Day Fishing Village 1> -

  • Journal of Communication Design
  • Abbr : JCD
  • 2020, 71(), pp.21-32
  • DOI : 10.25111/jcd.2020.71.02
  • Publisher : CDAK Society of Communication Design
  • Research Area : Arts and Kinesiology > Design > Visual Information Design > Information Design
  • Received : February 29, 2020
  • Accepted : April 27, 2020
  • Published : April 30, 2020

Han, Qi-hong 1 KIM JONG MOO I 2

1단국대학교 대학원 커뮤니케이션학 박사과정
2단국대학교

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ABSTRACT

Korea’s hybrid reality entertainment program became a hit around the globe, opening the doors of licensing these Korean programs for other countries. In particular, the research on measuring Chinese viewers' attitude towards Korean reality entertainment programs is needed. This is especially crucial when high viewership of Korean reality programs in China with high cultural similarity and continuous income of Korean reality entertainment programs are increasing. Therefore, this study aimed to find out what kind of viewers' viewing attitudes are perceived by Chinese viewers for the reality show <Three Meals A Day-Fishing Village 1>. This study examines what motivates Chinese viewers to watch Korean reality shows, how it affects their viewing satisfaction and their commitment, and how their satisfaction affects their viewing intention. The results of the analysis are as follows. First, the motivation source of Chinese viewers for the Korean reality entertainment program <Three Meals A Day-Fishing Village 1> was 'solely in for entertainment', 'social interaction', 'satisfaction with entertainment as surrogate', 'avoidance of reality', 'interest of performers', 'interest of its contents'. Secondly, the effect of Chinese viewers' viewing motivation on viewing satisfaction of Three Meals A Day-Fishing Village 1, is that it resulted in the pursuit of entertainment, surrogate for gaining satisfaction, escape of reality, interest in performers, and preference for content. The factor was found to have a positive influence on the viewing satisfaction. Third, the effect of the Chinese audience's viewing motivation on the Korean reality entertainment program <Three Meals A Day-Fishing Village 1>, resulted in the interest of the performers, the pursuit of entertainment, the escape of reality, the social exchange, and the content preference. The factor was found to have a positive influence on viewers’ engagement. Fourth, it was confirmed that viewing satisfaction and watching commitment of three-time fishing village 1 had positive influence on re-viewing intention. This study is meaningful in that it analyses the audience’s attitude of Chinese viewers for the Korean reality entertainment program that has not been performed much in China until now. The research results of this thesis meaningfully contributed to the making and improvement of reality shows in Chinese television companies.

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