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TV Violence Doesn't Entertain Audience Much

The fights shown on TV shows and movies are less likely to provide enjoyment for the viewers. Audience always like to watch non-violent shows, as it is a medium meant for getting cheered up.

The surveys conducted by University of Indiana study finds that TV shows overwhelmed with non-violent episodes entertain the audience more, compared to the other.

“Suspenseful, nonviolent content is again just as arousing, but without the aversive reaction. In fact, it's associated with more attention to the program," says Joseph Weaver, the communication researcher.

“Even if you don't like violence, you have no choice but to seek out the violent programs. In a sense, then, we've been trained to expect that the violent programs are going to give us what we want, even if the violence itself actually reduces enjoyment," concludes Weaver.

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Story first published: Wednesday, February 10, 2010, 10:22 [IST]
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