LIVE, here tonight at 9pm (and on Youtube)
You’re advised to read the write-up at UKGameshows.com before checking out the statistics! I’ll hide them under a cut.
Right, quick word on methodology – now we’re on a strict one-vote-to-a-show basis the percentage is the amount of ballots the show turns up on, regardless of incomplete ballots (of which there were a lot). People could vote for up to five shows in each category.
|HALL OF FAME|
|2||Race Across the World||38.4|
|The Hit List||38.4|
|5||The Family Brain Games||33.7|
|8||In For a Penny||22.1|
|RuPaul’s Drag Race||14.0|
|13||Al Murray’s Great British Pub Quiz||8.1|
|17||Comedians Giving Lectures||4.7|
|Pants on Fire||3.5|
|The Cash Machine||3.5|
|The Greatest Dancer||3.5|
|There’s Something About Movies||3.5|
|HALL OF SHAME|
|5||In For a Penny||17.4|
|7||The Greatest Dancer||14.0|
|The Hit List||14.0|
|The Hangover Games||11.6|
|Pants on Fire||10.5|
|15||The Cash Machine||8.1|
|Interior Design Masters||3.5|
|The Rap Game||3.5|
|There’s Something About Movies||3.5|
|4||RO’s House of Games||27.9|
|5||Who Wants to be a Millionaire||25.6|
|9||Race Across the World||14.0|
|11||The Crystal Maze||12.8|
|18||5 Gold Rings||5.8|
|Strictly Come Dancing||5.8|
|The £100k Drop||5.8|
|Would I Lie to You||5.8|
|22||Rupaul’s Drag Race||4.7|
|The Family Brain Games||4.7|
|The Hit List||4.7|
|Who Dares Wins||4.7|
Here is everything I felt legitimate that got a vote on the New Media Five, if you proposed something that’s not here I probably disqualified it. Howveer, plenty here to peruse at your leisure:
|1||The Game Garage||17.4|
|2||Fingers on Buzzers||14.0|
|5||The Birthday Game||5.8|
|6||Bother’s Bar Game Night||4.7|
|13||Chain Bear’s F1 Quiz Time Variety Showcase||1.2|
|Royal Flush’s Danger Zone||1.2|
|Dick and Dom’s Cash From Chaos||1.2|
|Do The Right Thing||1.2|
|Forged in Fire||1.2|
|Game Show Marathon||1.2|
|Hey Riddle Riddle||1.2|
|Ash the Bash’s Quiz Night||1.2|
|Reality TV Warriors||1.2|
|Simon Wilson’s Rat Race||1.2|
|The Totem Pole||1.2|
Finally the results of the Live Polling:
Was 2019 better or worse than 2018 for game shows?
The same: 22%
Which channel/broadcaster has made the game shows you enjoy most?
What is your favourite mini-genre of game show?
Action adventure: 28%
Everyman quiz: 24%
Hard/academic quiz: 20%
Family game show: 11%
What is your favourite TV production company?
ITV Studios: 29%
When you watch shows on catchup, which of these time-saving habits do you do REGULARLY? (Tick ALL that apply)
Skip the adverts: 82%
Skip the intro: 43%
Fast forward: 25%
What do you think when shows like Bake Off and Taskmaster are bought out by a rival broadcaster?
I don’t like it, but I’ll cope: 67%
It’s a kick in the teeth for loyal viewers: 21%
Usually the new channel provides better
What do you MOST miss about game shows of the past, compared to modern shows?
I don’t miss anything: 20%
Better celebrity guests: 18%
Prizes instead of cash: 14%
Theme tunes with real instruments: 14%
Sets with moving parts: 8%
Which of these recent one-series wonders would you bring back for another go?
The Exit List: 19%
5 Minutes to a Fortune: 14%
Armchair Detectives: 12%
The Bubble: 12%
Which statement do you agree with most? “TV commissioners for legacy channels…”
“…are doing an OK job within a broadcast medium that’s declining”: 75%
“…are good at picking the best ideas offered to them, on the whole”: 16%
“…are doing a poor job, and are losing the battle with on-line”: 10%
Elevator pitch – in 10 words or fewer, sell us a show idea that you think should be on TV in 2020.
- Double or nothing – right answer x2, wrong answer lose all
- Whittle revival
- Noel Edmonds & Hacker T Dog’s Bullseye
- Most cash loses, at the end, most cash wins
- Victoria Coren Mitchell calls me smart and makes me cookies
- This show will NOT contain Louis Spence
- Britain’s Next Top Luna
- Something like the chase but the chasers are stupid people.
- Blockbusters again, but on QVC Beauty or somewhere…
- The Masked Eurovision Song Contest
- Friends Like These revamp with Rochelle and Marvin
- Revive Unbeatable Banzuke (Under Pressure) for UK television
- VR inspired rooms with bluescreen
- Nan is stuck in an escape room again!
- The Mole UK
- Pit wannabe gamers to join a professional gaming team
- Trivia game to claim squares on one spin of roulette
- UK revival of Jeopardy!
- Someone answers as many questions as possible in 200 seconds
- Telly Addicts meets Gogglebox
- Rob Curling, coloured balls and a swimming pool. Hang on…
- Beauties and the Beast; reality/quiz crossover
- People standing on a wobbly bridge; fall off & you lose
HIDDEN GEM AWARD – Which of the new minor shows do you think deserves special recognition?
The Cash Machine: 16%
Test Drive: 5%
Than ks for all your contributions, and we’ll see you next year!