Viewing figures

I carried out some research to find out the Viewing figures for the show American Dad! The websites I got these figures from are http://www.fxuk.com for the air dates and http://www.BARB.co.uk for the viewing figures.

Below are the dates and viewing figures for those dates:

  • 22nd May 2011 / 138,000 people watched the show
  • 5th June 2011 / 98,000 people watched the show
  •  19th June 2011 / 119,000 people watched the show
  • 26th June 2011 / 103,000 people watched the show
  • 31st July 2011 / 109,000 people watched the show

Secondary research

I carried out some research to find out the original air dates for American Dad! in the UK. I first looked up air dates on Wikipedia but had no success as the air dates shown on there were American air dates.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Dad!

As a result of this I google searched ‘American Dad! BBC 3’ and clicked on the link that took me to the official BBC 3 website for American Dad!. On this website I found a list of episodes accompanied by their
original air dates on BBC 3.

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0072kwm/episodes/guide#b0072kxr

With the access to the original air dates I then proceeded to BARB.co.uk to find out the viewing figures for the original air date, and to my surprise found none.

Source: http://www.barb.co.uk/report/weekly-top-programmes?

The reason for there being no viewing figures is because the show did not get over 368, 000 views

I also looked into viewing figures for other episodes and had no avail.

Source:  http://www.barb.co.uk/report/weekly-top-programmes?

However, I also looked at the FXUK website because American Dad! is aired on that station as well, on this website I found out the air dates.

Link: http://fxuk.com/shows/american-dad/about

 

Job Roles

Job Roles: American Dad!

Seth MacFarlane

1. Name and describe the crew members job.

Seth MacFarlane is an animator, comedian and voice actor for the popular TV series American Dad!. He is also the creator of ‘Family Guy’ and ‘The Cleveland show’.

2. What kind of jobs did they do before joining the crew on this show?

Before Seth MacFarlane went on to make American Dad! he worked for Cartoon Network Studios (formerly known as Hanna Barbera Productions) and
was an animator and writer for the Cartoon’s such as ‘Johnny Bravo’, ‘Cow & Chicken’, ‘Dexter’s Laboratory’ and ‘I Am Weasel’.

3. What courses and experience would they need to find this job?

Seth MacFarlane graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a Bachelor of fine arts degree. He would most likely also have needed a portfolio of drawings and animation.

Jim Fitzpatrick

1. Name and describe the crew members job.

Jim Fitzpatrick’s job title for American Dad! is sound re-recording mixer. What this includes is dealing with post-production sound such as dialog, music and sound effects to create the final soundtrack for the show. He is responsible for ensuring that the sound for American Dad! is correct and nothing stands out, and is as near to the director’s original concept.

2. What kind of jobs did they do before joining the crew on this show?

Before Jim Fitzpatrick joined the crew at American Dad! he was a Stereo sound consultant for several films from the 80’s such as ‘Commando’ and’ The Transformers: The Movie’. This job role involves working with special
affect sounds for movies and television shows.

3. What courses and experience would they need to find this job?

To become a Re-Recording Mixer he would need to be a  graduate of Music, Sound Technology, or  Computer Sound Design at HND or BA levels. He would also need excellent aural skills to exploit and use to achieve high standards because of the strict deadlines and pressure.

Patrick J. Kochakji

1. Name and describe the crew members job.

Kochakji’s job for American Dad! is to plan out the scenes in the show on a Storyboard as his job title is a Storyboard Artist. Usually storyboard artists would play a key role in film production to draw out big action
scenes such as fight, battle or chase scenes. If the film is a big budget film then 2 or 3 Storyboard Artists may be employed.

2. What kind of jobs did they do before joining the crew on this show?

Before Kochakji joined the crew at American Dad! he wrote storyboards for other cartoons such as ‘The Wild Thornberrys’ and ‘As Told by Ginger’.

3. What courses and experience would they need to find this job?

To find this job Kochakji would have to have had a qualification in Fine Art, Graphics or Illustration. Kochakji would also have needed a ton of drawing experience and a strong portfolio of work.

Primary Research

American Dad!

For my primary research I went around my classroom and carried out a survey of American Dad! (a T.V show) and my sample was my peers.

Below are the questions which I asked:

Gender?

Male: 11
Female: 9

Age?

16: 7
17: 8
18: 4
19: 0
20: 1

Do you like the show?

Yes: 15                    No: 5

On a scale of 1-10 what would you rate the show?

1. 3
2. 1
3.
4. 1
5.
6. 1
7. 2
8. 1
9. 6
10. 5

What’s your favourite character?

Roger: 7
Klaus: 2
Steve:
Stan: 6
Heyley: 1
Francine:
Bullok:
Mama: 1

How man people like your show?

75% of my sample liked the show.

How many people do not like your show?

25% of my sample do not like the show.

Who was your sample?

The people I surveyed were people in my class who’s ages vary from 16 – 20+.
11 of which are male and the other 9 are female.

Are your results reliable?

No my results are not reliable because I only surveyed a young audience, my results cannot reflect any older people who watch the show.