Divided (game show)
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|Presented by||Andrew Castle|
Charlotte Hudson (2009)
Rachel Pierman (2010)
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||2|
|No. of episodes||53 (7 unaired)|
|Location(s)||Granada Studios, Manchester|
|Running time||60mins (inc. adverts)|
|Production company(s)||Brighter Pictures (2009)
Remarkable Television (2010)
|Original channel||ITV, UTV|
|Picture format||PAL (576i, 16:9)|
|Original run||18 May 2009– 7 May 2010|
|Related shows||Deal or No Deal
The Bank Job
Divided was a game show that was broadcast in the United Kingdom from 18 May 2009 to 7 May 2010. It was hosted by Andrew Castle with Charlotte Hudson as the Question Master for Series 1 and Rachel Pierman as the Question Master for Series 2. It was produced by Endemol UK for ITV and was filmed in Studio 8 at Granada Studios, Manchester.
A team of 3 complete strangers are tasked to answer up to 15 general knowledge questions to amass as much money for a communal pot as possible. The round structure is as follows:
- Round 1 has 5 questions, each worth up to £3,000, making a potential maximum of £15,000.
- Round 2 has 4 questions, each worth up to £7,500, making a potential maximum of a further £30,000 (running total: £45,000).
- Round 3 has 3 questions, each worth up to £15,000, making a potential maximum of a further £45,000 (running total: £90,000).
- Round 4 has 2 questions, each worth up to £30,000, making a potential maximum of a further £60,000 (running total: £150,000).
- Round 5 has 1 question, worth up to a further £75,000, making a potential grand total of £225,000.
Each question is either in the format of a multiple choice question, with one of three answers being correct, or the question is to put 3 answers in a particular order (for example, to put the first names of 3 Harry Potter characters into alphabetical order). If a team makes it to the fifth round and decided to play, the question has 3 possible answers and the team must select all of the correct answers, of which there may be more than one. The value of each question falls by 1% for every second taken before an answer is submitted. In Round 1, each second of hesitation costs £30, in Round 2: £75, in Round 3: £150, in Round 4: £300 and in Round 5: £750. Each question has a time limit of 100 seconds to come to a unanimous decision about the right answer/order and press an illuminated red triangle on the desk to lock in their answer. If the answer is correct and the studio goes green, then the amount of money remaining is added to the pot. If the answer is wrong and the studio goes red, then whatever money that is in the pot at the time is halved, and one mistake is earned. If a team earns 3 mistakes, then they are relegated from the show by going home with nothing.
When each round is completed, the team is given 15 seconds to come to a unanimous decision about whether to play on, or stop and get promoted to dividing whatever money has been earned. If the team does not come to a unanimous decision after 15 seconds or the team elects to play, then the next round will start automatically.
If the team elects to stop and get promoted to cash dividing round at any time, then they are made aware of how much has been won, and that is what will be divided between them. However, the shares are unequal: the players are shown 3 shares marked A, B and C. Share A is the largest (50-70% of the total amount), Share B is a middling amount (20-40% of the total amount), and Share C is the smallest (generally 10% of the total amount). Usually, the split is extremely close to 50/40/10, 60/30/10 or 70/20/10. Each player is given 15 seconds to state their case for which share they feel they deserve, generally based on how well they have performed in the game. If the team reaches a decision of each player receiving one share each, then that is what they will win. However, if a decision is not reached (because 2 or all 3 players want the same share), then a timer of 100 seconds starts and the money will start counting down (by 1% per second), and the players argue among themselves, trying to change a player's mind about which share they should take. After 50 seconds have elapsed, there is a short pause. The host will remind the players that half of the money has gone and that they have 50 seconds left to reach a decision or they will all be relegated from divided and leave with no money at all.
|Series||Start date||End date||Episodes|
|1||18 May 2009||26 June 2009||30|
|2||6 April 2010||7 May 2010||23|
|Country||Title||Host||Network||Top Prize||First Airdate|
|Hafiz Mohammadi||Tolo TV||Af.1,000,000||8 June 2013|
|Arab World||من الأحق؟
Men El Ahaq?
|Amira El Fadl||Abu Dhabi TV||د.إ 1,000,000||5 October 2008|
|Chile||Divididos||Álvaro Escobar||TVN||CL$75,000,000||March 2012|
|Estonia||100 sekundit (Mondays)||Madis Milling||TV3||30 August 2010|
|3 January 2011|
|60 sekundit (weekdays)||120,000 krooni||4 October 2010|
|Hungary||Cápák||Unknown (heard from speakers only)||TV2||26,250,000 Forint||25 August 2008|
|India (Marathi)||Divided||Aadesh Bandekar||ETV Marathi||650,000||30 July 2012|
|Malta||Divided||Mariella Scerri||TVM||€80,000||1 October 2009|
|Netherlands||De Gemene Deler||Rinie van den Elzen||RTL4||€250,000||6 July 2008|
|Slovenia||Vse ali nič||Milan Gačanovič||TV 3||€10,000||4 October 2010|
|Turkey||Anlaşma||Ansi Elagöz||Türkmax||100,000 TL||20 September 2010|
|Ukraine||Хто вартий більшого?
Khto vartyi bilshogo?
|Andriy Dzhedzhula||Ukrayina||225,000 ₴||15 September 2013|
|Russia||Трое не считая стола
Troe ne schitaya stola