Sociophysics Theory for Conflict of Viewer Rating on Television Program
The competing viewers from multiple TV stations is a fierce competition. This competition is contested in the form of viewer rating of how much is viewed. In this study, the viewer’s viewing behavior is formulated in the form of transport equation. Audiences gather in interesting scenes, and viewers leave from boring scenes. We propose a theory to quantify the fun of the program based on these viewing behaviors. The degree of interest from moment to moment according to this theory does not match the audience rating.
KeywordsViewer rating Degree of interest Transport equation
We are grateful for Dr. Yasuko Kawahata for fruitful discussions.