Television can be regarded as the mirror image of the real world. It must be agreed that it captivates a broad range of audiences starting from the pre-schoolers to the retired old age individuals. And in order to maintain that fascination throughout it is required to keep on telecasting varieties of shows that will appeal the spectators of different levels. There are many popular shows that have been loved by the viewers and they were shown in television for many years.
For pre-schoolers, the shows are created in such a way that appears very colourful to attract the kids as well as they provide knowledge on numbers or alphabets or other facts. So, in short these shows follow the scheme of playful learning. Sesame Street, Numbers around the Globe, Jack’s Big Music Show, etc. are some of the shows that are favourite of pre-schoolers as mentioned in Best Preschool TV in Common Sense Media. These shows attract the young kids but fail to draw other kinds of viewers. Hence, the number of targeted audience is limited in this respect.
Now, the school age children have outgrown the age where only colourful pictures used to be enough to keep them attracted. Hence, the shows mostly watched by them includes the shows with an interesting stories along with little humour. Shows like Spider-Man: The Animated Series, Pokémon, Ben 10, Hannah Montana, etc. are mostly watched by these kids as stated in Most Popular TV Shows in tv.com. These shows also succeeded in capturing the attention of many grown-ups also. So these shows had wide range of spectators because of interesting story line but also wrapped in with little humour to maintain its appeal to the kids.
Various shows related to supernatural content have proved to be very intriguing and appealed to wide range of audiences but mostly it attracted the teenagers. Some famous series that fall in this category are Supernatural, The Walking Dead, The Vampire Diaries, etc. as can be found in Top Ten TV Shows for Teenagers in the top tens.com. Horror stories or supernatural stories always create an impact on viewers mind and when it is mingled with the flavour of romance, then definitely it succeeds in capturing the heart of most viewers. Several other shows related with intrigue and romance are also very popular among teenagers, which includes series like Pretty Little Liars, The Fosters, etc. as can be found in Top Ten TV Shows for Teenagers in top tens.com. These have an interesting story line and hence gathers a wide range of audience.
Reality shows proved to attract the most audiences because the stars of the show arise from the community of common people, hence reality mixed with touch of fiction attracts a huge mass. Reality shows based on singing or dancing or any other talent does not cease to captivate the spectators. Some shows like American Idol, The Voice, etc. are singing reality shows which have been popular throughout the years and also due to these kind of shows we have been introduced to many talented singers as stated in Most Popular TV Shows for Reality in tv.com. Similarly, other reality shows also serve as a platform for common people to live their dream. Thus, these shows also turn out to be beneficial in many aspects. And its target audience consists of a large variety starting from kids to aged people.
Crime series are also very popular category of serials which never fail to draw people to watch these shows. Everyone loves to unwrap a good mystery. Hence, it keeps the mind in constant thrill. Also in order keep the audience glued to their seats they include romantic angle or arrange the show with a bit humour in it. Many popular shows like The Mentalist, Castle, Bones, etc. as can be seen in Most Popular Crime TV Series list in IMDb, falls in this category and these shows never cease to entertain its audiences. These kind of shows are liked by all including middle school kids. Hence, a huge number of fans can be found for these shows.
After the stress and pressure of daily life, nothing refreshes more than a good laugh and comedy series does that trick. Good comedy series with interesting yet funny characters charm the heart of most. These shows are mainly based on family or friends and the lovely time one can spend with them in spite of the craziness in their nature. In these shows a serious situation is also portrayed in a very funny way that lifts the weight of the situation along with a hearty laugh. These shows are most widely watched. Friends, How I Met Your Mother, etc. as per the list Most Popular Comedy TV Series in IMDb, are some shows that fall under this category and were widely watched and appreciated. Recent shows like Deadbeat, Modern Family, Community, etc. as can be seen in Most Popular TV Shows for Comedy in tv.com, are also much liked shows of nowadays. Adults are the target audience but these shows are also appreciated by other category of audiences.
Historical stories with twisted plots where every next moment discloses some mystery always enthrals the public and are widely watched. Game of Thrones is one such series that always keep its viewers in suspense. This is a widely watched series. Similar series are Rome, Vikings, The Tudors, etc. according to the list in Top Ten Movies and TV Shows that are Like Game of Thrones cited in lifehacker.com. The ancient period always seem to create a spell on its viewers. May be our absence on that period makes it more exciting to watch. These shows are very much watched by adults. These series are very popular for it displays the plotting and planning one does in thirst of power.
All these varieties of shows keep the audiences entertained and devoted towards television. Every show is directed with a clear view of the target audience in their mind. In order to reach wide spectrum, one would have to implant all the appealing factors in one show. Though the reality shows attract the most audiences and also series with intrigue element in them have far reaching aspects among viewers. Comedy series are also liked by most. Thus each genre of series target their audiences and become popular by winning their hearts. Lastly, it is expected that all these flavours of shows will keep up spicing up the lives of many.
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