BBC Listener Research Department reports, 1937-c.1950

Volumes

4 volumes in BBC Listener Research Department reports, 1937-c.1950

Listener research weekly reports / bulletins

BBC WAC ref. R9/1: This series of reports runs from July 1940 to June 1953. Its title changed to 'Listener research bulletin' from no. 68 (30/11/1941). The bulletins summarise audience reaction figures, together with a weekly commentary. They were designed to give a summary of the information obtained each week...

  • Contributor:  BBC. Written Archives Centre
  • Reference:  1248-R9-01
  • Keyword:  british social culture

Listener research bulletin supplements

BBC WAC ref. R9/3: These supplements cover the period December 1945 to October 1952. Their purpose was, as stated at the head of the first one issued, because "The total number of panel reports issued each week has now increased to a point which makes it impracticable to include a...

  • Contributor:  BBC. Written Archives Centre
  • Reference:  1248-R9-03
  • Keyword:  british social culture

Audience research special reports

BBC WAC ref. R9/9: Relating to specific topics or aspects of audience behaviour between 1937 and 1950, these reports were designed to provide an analysis of the audience and their reactions to programming. The early reports and enquiries are divided by subject and filed in bound volumes. Some are related...

  • Contributor:  BBC. Written Archives Centre
  • Reference:  1248-R9-09
  • Keyword:  british social culture humanities politics

General listening barometers

BBC WAC ref. R9/11 and R9/12: These reports show the numbers of listeners in England to particular radio broadcasts expressed as a percentage of the population. There are separate figures for the English regions, but Scotland and Wales are not covered until December 1939. There are no figures for Northern...

  • Contributor:  BBC. Written Archives Centre
  • Reference:  1248-R9-11
  • Keyword:  british social culture
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