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Watcher

A watcher is someone who keeps vigil or keeps an eye on a person, a thing, or an event regularly or over an extended period.
Ex: The tired mother had been up all night, acting as a watcher over her young baby who had a temperature for the first time.
Ex: The military will assign the duty of watcher to a few extra soldiers each night since the soldiers are encamped near the enemy.
The word watcher is often seen hyphenated with a noun to indicate a watcher of a particular type, such as a bird¬watcher or a news watcher.
Ex: To accuse him of being a clock watcher is unfair. He is usually attentive to his work, but his girlfriend who has been out of the country for a month is flying in today after work.
Ex: The young broker and other market watchers stared up at the television screens, even during their coffee breaks, making sure they would not miss any developing trends.

Audience

An audience is a group of people who have assembled to watch something or someone.
Ex: The audience froze when the circus performer wobbled on the tightrope, but their fears were relieved as he made it to the other side safely.
Ex: After the performance ended, the elated audience gave a prolonged standing ovation in honour of the retiring opera star.
If you request an audience with someone, you are asking for an interview with someone in a position of authority or respect.
Ex: He requested an audience with the local board of directors in order to present the team's ideas for the forthcoming quarter.
Ex: I think I will be forced to request an audience with the dean of students in order to get this problem solved.

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