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You are cordially invited to the TV awards event OF THE YEAR as proper TV professionals David Bodycombe, Daniel Peake and most definitely not professional in any shape or form Me count down the best and worst new UK formats of 2017 and best currently airing shows as voted by YOU, the readers. As ever we’ll have some interactive votes running throughout the show. David and Dan don’t know the results in advance, will they agree with them? Will YOU agree with them?
You will want to watch the stream and read the report before continuing under the cut, where facts and figures lie.
OK now follows the lists for each of the three categories. Every show that polled more than 1.0% is included, percentages are of votes cast only and so will not include people who declined to use all their votes.
Hall of Fame 2017
|Richard Osmans House of Games||15.8|
|Crystal Maze, The||7.6|
|5 Gold Rings||7.4|
|Alien Fun Capsule||4.8|
|Cheap Cheap Cheap||2.4|
|Astronauts: Do You Have What It Takes||2.0|
|Price is Right, The||1.5|
|Your Face or Mine||1.3|
|Fake News Show, The||1.1|
Hall of Shame 2017
|Partners in Rhyme||12.2|
|Cheap Cheap Cheap||8.9|
|Don’t Say It Bring It||4.5|
|Let It Shine||4.2|
|Don’t Ask Me Ask Britain||3.7|
|Guess the Star||3.2|
|Name Your Price||1.7|
|Alien Fun Capsule||1.2|
|Even Better Than The Real Thing||1.2|
|Game of Clones||1.2|
|Price is Right, The||1.2|
|5 Gold Rings||1.0|
|Richard Osman’s House of Games||3.1|
|Crystal Maze, The||2.7|
|Great British Bake Off, The||2.1|
|Would I Lie To You||1.7|
|Strictly Come Dancing||1.3|
And the results of the live polls:
Was 2017 better or worse than 2016 for game shows?
Better – 43.8%
The same – 33.3%
Worse – 22.9%
Which channel/broadcaster has made the game shows you enjoy most?
BBC 1 – 28.6%
BBC 2 – 24.5%
ITV 1/2 – 16.3%
Dave – 16.3%
Channel 4 – 6.1%
Do you think the UK has more or less influence in the world game show market than 10 years ago?
More – 35.4%
Same – 33.3%
Less – 31.3%
If you could swap the UK’s entertainment format output with another country’s, who would it be?
NONE (UK is best) – 37%
USA/Canada – 17.4%
Japan – 13.0%
Netherlands – 6.5%
Germany, France, Aus/NZ, South Korea tied on 4.3%
It’s been a while since we’ve had a mega-hit game show. What do YOU think will be the ‘Next Big Thing’?
– The Wall (4 comments)
– House of Games (2 comments)
– Live shows with interactivity
– Some form of large-participation ‘ultra-quiz’ style show
– “Taskmaster” meets “Game of Thrones”
– !mpossible (once it moves to primetime)
– “Get out of debt” shows, sponsored by various finance companies.
– Judge Rinder’s Weakest Link
– Something involving VR
– High Stakes Hungry Hungry Hippos
– A new ITV celebrity format… The X Factor and I’m A Celeb are pretty tired
– Well, I think Naked Attraction is GOOD
– Road to Sortition OF COURSE
In your opinion, which decade has had the best UK game shows?
1990s – 50.8%
1980s – 22.0%
2000s – 18.6%
2010s – 6.8%
POLL OF POLLS #1 – which of the 12 past winners of the UKGS/BB “WORST Show” award is your ultimate WORST show?
Red or Black – 27.1%
The Colour of Money – 11.9%
Take on the Twisters – 10.2%
101 Ways to Leave a Gameshow – 8.5%
For the Rest of Your Life – 8.5%
The Mint – 6.8%
The Bank Job – 6.8%
POLL OF POLLS #2 – which of the 12 past winners of the UKGS/BB “BEST Show” award is your ultimate BEST show?
The Cube – 20.7%
The Million Pound Drop – 13.8%
Duel – 12.1%
Deal or No Deal – 12.1%
Secret Fortune – 6.9%
1000 Heartbeats – 6.9%
Two Tribes – 6.9%
Have you ever tried getting a game show idea of your own on TV, and – if so – how far did you get?
Not at all – 46.6%
Had some ideas but didn’t try them out – 19.0%
Have played things with family/friends/on social media – 15.5%
Had development meetings with TV companies – 10.3%
Had at least one idea commissioned – 6.9%
HIDDEN GEM AWARD: Outside of the main shows, which game shows of 2017 are the most underrated?
Raven – 51.2%
Lego Masters – 34.9%
The Fake News Show – 20.9%
Don’t Say It, Bring It – 11.6%
Celebability – 9.3%
Curious Creatures – 9.3%
The Big Spell – 7.0%
Me and My Dog (2) – 7.0%