• KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems
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The Correlation between Online Comments before Broadcasting and Television Content Viewers’ Behavior Pattern: The Anchoring Effect Perspective

Vol. 13, No. 6, June 29, 2019
10.3837/tiis.2019.06.014, Download Paper (Free):

Abstract

This study investigated the television (TV) content viewers’ behavior influenced by online communication at the choice of new TV series on a terrestrial streaming platform. For exploring the impact of the anchoring effect on the TV content consumption, this study analyzed the correlation between the first episode’s TV ratings and the data of online comments or reactions. These data were potential audiences’ communication, which were generated on the online article three weeks before the first broadcasting began. To avoid the crucial influence by external factors, such as season and social issue, the test was done with eight (8) TV series which have same genre (drama), similar core audience targeting (20-49’s women), similar broadcasting period (Jun-Oct 2016), same scheduling (10.00 to 11.00 pm, weekdays) and aired on terrestrial TV platforms. This research found that not only the amount of comments and reactions, but also the attitude about the comments created before broadcasting, positively influence the audiences’ decision-making behavior for new TV content choices. This investigation contributes to the literature on media economics and management by exploring the media content users’ consuming behavior with behavioral economics perspectives (anchoring effect) and making a first step for finding a new effect on the media content consumption.


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[IEEE Style]
A. K. Ma and J. Ahn, "The Correlation between Online Comments before Broadcasting and Television Content Viewers’ Behavior Pattern: The Anchoring Effect Perspective," KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, vol. 13, no. 6, pp. 3023-3036, 2019. DOI: 10.3837/tiis.2019.06.014.

[ACM Style]
Alice Kyungran Ma and Jongchang Ahn. 2019. The Correlation between Online Comments before Broadcasting and Television Content Viewers’ Behavior Pattern: The Anchoring Effect Perspective. KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, 13, 6, (2019), 3023-3036. DOI: 10.3837/tiis.2019.06.014.