Brittany focussed on the dynamics of audiencing and fandom on Twitter. She shows how a series of incidents in 2019 introduced the discourse of politics into a cooking program, and in comparison, she shows how the changes made in the program avoided this in 2020, which led to a more homogeneous network of fandom and audiencing.
Tweets in 2019 - Original tweets were prominent in the dataset, and majority of users used handheld devices to tweet while watching.
Tweets in 2020 - There was a significant increase in the number of tweets. Original tweets were prominent, and majority of users used handheld devices.
Secondary Hashtags in 2019 - Many hashtags normally related to politics in the 2019 dataset. This was due to news of alleged wage theft related to one of the judges.
Secondary Hashtags in 2020 - There were far fewer political hashtags and the majority of discussions revolve around food and cooking.