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Television and radio audiences and what they do

audience

noun

all the people who watch a television programme, listen to a radio broadcast, or are reached by advertising

call in

to telephone a radio or television programme with a comment or question

chainwatch

verb

to watch several episodes of a TV series one after the other

channel hopping

noun

a way of watching television in which you keep changing quickly from one channel to another using a remote control

channel surfing

noun

channel hopping

couch potato

noun

someone who spends a lot of time sitting at home watching television

dip into

to read, watch, or listen to small amounts of something such as a piece of writing or a programme

dip

noun

a short period of reading a book or watching or listening to a programme

flick through

to quickly change from one television channel to another, having a very quick look at each to see what programme is on

flip

verb

to quickly change the channels on a television

flip through

to quickly look through a magazine or book, or to quickly look at several different television programmes

listen in

to listen to a radio programme

listener

noun

someone who listens to the radio, or to a particular radio programme or radio station

prime time

noun

the most popular time for watching television, which is in the middle of the evening

ratings

noun

the number of people who watch or listen to a particular television or radio programme

replay

verb

to watch or show again something that has been recorded

see

verb

to watch something such as a film or television programme

studio audience

noun

an audience that is present when a television or radio programme is being made

switch over

to start watching or listening to a different television or radio programme by pressing a switch

television licence

noun

an official document that you have to buy in order to use a television set in the UK

tune

verb

to set a radio or television to a particular station or programme

tune

verb

to watch or to listen to a particular programme or station

tune in

to listen to or watch a particular broadcast on the radio or television

turn over

to stop watching one television channel and to start watching another

view

verb

to watch a television programme or a film

viewer

noun

someone who is watching, or who watches, television programmes

viewing

noun

the activity of watching a television programme or film, or an instance of doing this

watch

verb

to look at something such as a television programme or sports event, usually from the beginning to the end

zap

verb

to change the programme you are watching on television using a remote control

channel-hop

verb

channel-surf

verb

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