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Talk Show Analysis Monthly Report : Dec 2012- Jan 2013

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A total of 294 Episodes of 11 TV Talk Shows on 6 Television Channels were monitored for approximately 10 Weeks from December 1st, 2012 to January 31st, 2013. Our Quantitative Analysis was to explore the hypothesis, “Do all stakeholders especially representatives of all political parties get equal or due chance to express their views in the talk shows?” using the framework “who (host and participants) said what (topics) in how much time and how (characteristics of host)”?

Among the topics discussed on Talk shows, politics dominates (80%) followed by social issues (52%). Other subjects such as economy (6%), international affairs (4%) got low share. Within politics, the major share is of discussion on democracy (61%) followed by political performance/ ratings (50%). Governance issues have 21% share among political discussions. Among social issues, the most common discussion was on Society and Crime covering 61% of the total.

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