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You voted in your hundreds (singular) and now it’s time to reveal the results of what everyone in TV is calling “the most important poll other than the TV Quick Awards” (*).
And here are the results! The full report is on ukgameshows.com and you should read that first, all the numbers will go under a cut.
(*) Well they’re not saying it, but they ARE thinking it.
Righty-ho then. Here is how each show that scored at least two votes did, the percentage reflects the amount of ballots a show turned up on.
HALL OF FAME:
|Show||% of ballots|
|Beat the Chasers||72.9|
|The Masked Singer||55.1|
|Rolling In It||32.2|
|First and Last||28.8|
|Very Hard Questions||15.3|
|Gods of the Game||4.2|
|Celebrity Murder Mystery||3.4|
|Five Guys A Week||3.4|
|Little Mix: The Search||3.4|
|The Bidding Room||3.4|
|The Million Pound Cube||3.4|
|Corner Shop Cook Off||2.5|
|Don’t Rock the Boat||1.7|
|House of Games Night||1.7|
HALL OF SHAME:
|Show||% of ballots|
|Very Hard Questions||17.8|
|Little Mix: The Search||14.4|
|Rolling In It||12.7|
|First and Last||11.0|
|Celebrity Karaoke Club||9.3|
|All Star Happy Hour||5.9|
|Miranda’s Games With Showbiz Names||5.9|
|The Masked Singer||5.9|
|Britain’s Best Parent||5.1|
|Five Guys A Week||4.2|
|Don’t Unleash the Beast||3.4|
|It Pays to Behave||3.4|
|Beat the Chasers||2.5|
|Don’t Rock the Boat||2.5|
|The Bidding Room||2.5|
|Celebrity Murder Mystery||1.7|
|The Fantastical Factory of Curious Craft||1.7|
|Win the Wilderness||1.7|
|Show||% of ballots|
|Richard Osman’s House of Games||39.0|
|Who Wants to be a Millionaire?||27.1|
|Beat the Chasers||11.9|
|The Masked Singer||11.9|
|Race Across the World||10.2|
|The Million Pound Cube||8.5|
|I’m a Celeb||5.9|
|The Crystal Maze||5.9|
|The Hit List||5.9|
|The Great British Bake Off||4.2|
|I’ll Get This||3.4|
|5 Gold Rings||2.5|
|Strictly Come Dancing||2.5|
|Big Fat Quiz||1.7|
|In For A Penny||1.7|
|Rolling In It||1.7|
Finally the NEW MEDIA FIVE – this will list absolutely everything for you to peruse and explore at your leisure.
|Show||% of ballots|
|Ash’s Quiz Night||18.6|
|Ben’s Games Night||13.6|
|Fingers on Buzzers||11.0|
|No More Jockeys||10.2|
|The Floor is Lava||10.2|
|Lag Nag’s Quiz on Twitch||3.4|
|Schlag den Brig||3.4|
|Escape the North||2.5|
|Jimmy Carr’s Little Tiny Quiz of the Lockdown||2.5|
|The Big Flower Fight||1.7|
|Too Hot To Handle||1.7|
|Against the Stream||0.8|
|All Things Quiz||0.8|
|Bother’s Bar’s Game Night||0.8|
|Brain of Britain||0.8|
|It’s Only A Gameshow||0.8|
|Love is Blind||0.8|
|Me 1 vs Me 2||0.8|
|Online Quiz League||0.8|
|Reality TV Warriors||0.8|
|The Bald and the Beautiful||0.8|
|Tom Scott’s Money||0.8|
|Under Consideration Extra||0.8|
|Who Said That?||0.8|
|World’s Toughest Race||0.8|
|I Got That One||0.8|
|The People’s Top Game Shows||0.8|
|Real Life Geoguesser||0.8|
|Stu Goldsmith’s Infinite Sofa||0.8|
|Radio 4 Quiz Podcast||0.8|
|Incomporable Game Show Podcast||0.8|
Final results of the live polling during the broadcast:
Was 2020 better or worse than 2019 for game shows?
- Better: 29%
- The Same: 18%
- Worse: 53%
Which channel/broadcaster has made the game shows you enjoy most?
- ITV1-4: 40%
- BBC2: 23%
- BBC1: 19%
- Channel 4: 7%
What is your preferred way of producers handling the COVID-19 situation regarding the filming of new TV quiz shows?
- Use lots of perspex screens: 61%
- Cast only within bubbles: 20%
- Position people far apart: 15%
- Don’t film at all: 5%
How should Sky have handled ‘The Chop’ (after a contestant’s tattoos were found to be connected to “far-right ideologies”)?
- Stop showing it: 50%
- Show it with major edits: 33%
- Show it unedited, with disclaimers: 17%
What is your favoured ‘payout schedule’ for game shows?
- Build cash then try to win it, all or nothing (e.g. The Chase): 36%
- Rolling jackpot, with wins of various sizes (e.g. Pointless): 29%
- Win a small amount with a chance of gambling (e.g. Tipping Point): 27$
From our shortlist, which show do you think has the best theme tune? (You can add your own suggestion.)
- The Crystal Maze: 20%
- Blockbusters: 15%
- Who Wants to be a Millionaire: 11%=
- Interceptor: 11%=
If you could pay a small fee, say £5/month, that gave you access to game shows from other countries (e.g. Taskmaster NZ, or Jeopardy! in the US), would you sign up? Or would you continue to use internet links/VPN where available?
- Sign-up and pay: 44%
- Use free options: 56%
Further to the previous question, tell us a non-UK game show you think we should know about. [Give title, country & description in <10 words.]
- Joker – France
- Wie is De Mol – Netherlands – but you know about this already
- Seo do Seans – an obscure gameshow shown on TG4 in the late 90s.
- 25 Words or Less
- Fort Boyard
- Strike! (France) Bowling quiz where skittles = multiple choice answers
- Holey Moley (USA and soon Australia) – Wipeout meets Full Swing
- The Hustler! USA, a twist on the “one knows all the answers format” with such a lovely set and hosted by CRAIG FUCKING FERGUSON!
- Jeopardy in the US
- TV Slagalica (RTS Serbia) Countdown meets Trivia quiz on a small budget
- District Z (France)
- Taskmaster NZ. A bit more friendly, lighthearted and less competitive Taskmaster for 2020.
- Le Tricheur, Quebec, quiz mole format
- Holey Moley (USA, mini golf)
- Holey Moley (comedy competitive mini golf with great hosts & bit humour)
- Just seeing foreign versions of ‘our’ shows is interesting
- No answer – I get my non-UK GS recommendations from you!
- Pasapalabra, Spain and it’s a game show about letters and words
- Running Man, Korea – “Variety”, but occasionally particularly gamey, running round TV studios and the like at night.
- Denn Sie Wissen Nicht Was Passiert (They don’t know what’s going to happen) – Germany – Three legendary presenters. Nine games. Completely unrehearsed. Absolute chaos.
- The Amazing Race (Everyone knows it, I know).
- Что Где Когда (Russia, Rus Million Dollar Mind Game) or Brain Ring (Russia, Million Dollar Mind Game+University Challenge)
HIDDEN GEM AWARD – Which of the new minor shows do you think deserves special recognition?
- Very Hard Questions (27%)
- Celebrity Murder Mustery (24%)
- The Bidding Ro9om (11%)
- My Generation [radio], (7%)