Who Dares Wins (UK game show)

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Who Dares Wins
Who Dares Wins BBC.jpg
Created by Jim Cannon
Andy Culpin
Sam Pollard
David Young
Presented by Nick Knowles
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 7
No. of episodes 56 (as of 15 March 2014)
Production
Location(s) BBC Television Centre (2007-8)
BBC Pacific Quay (2010-2)
MediaCityUK (2013-)
Running time 50 minutes
Production company(s) 12 Yard
Distributor ITV Studios
Broadcast
Original channel BBC One
Picture format 16:9
Original run 17 November 2007 (2007-11-17) – present
Chronology
Preceded by The People's Quiz
Followed by This Time Tomorrow
Related shows The Rich List

The National Lottery: Who Dares Wins[1] is a BBC National Lottery game show broadcast on BBC One since 17 November 2007. The programme is hosted by Nick Knowles.

Format[edit]

Two teams of strangers are paired up. Both teams sit in soundproof pods. When the pods are blue they can hear what is happening. When the pod is red they cannot hear what is happening.

The list subject is read out and then the host turns one pod red. The other team then make a bid on how many right answers they can give. Their pod turns red and their opponents can either increase the bid or dare them to play. This process continues until one team is dared.

If the bidders make their bid then they win the list. If they make a mistake then their opponents win the list. The first team to win two lists play for the money.

If both teams win a list then a penalty shootout tiebreaker is played. The sound remains on in the pods. The host reads out the subject for the round. The first team gives an answer and if it is on the list then the opponents have to answer correctly or they lose. If the first team give a wrong answer then their opponents will win with a correct response.

Money Ladder[edit]

The winning team is given another list subject. The money that can be won is as follows:

  • 3 correct answers for £5,000
  • 6 correct answers for £10,000
  • 9 correct answers for £15,000
  • 12 correct answers for £25,000
  • 15 correct answers for £50,000

After each level is reached the contestants can quit with the money won because if they make an error they lose all money won on the list.

If a team quits or wins £50,000 the money won is banked and cannot be lost. This is shared equally between the two team members.

There are no limits on the amount of money a team can win or the number of games a team can win.

Records[edit]

The most games won by a team is 12 by Chrissy from Blackrod and Joe from Canterbury.

Trish McGowan and Seamus Hussein have won the most money (£170,000). They won 8 times.

Chrissy and Joe are second in terms of winnings, with £165,000 in 12 games, while Nat Moitt and Euan Fleming are third in terms of winnings, with £155,000 in 7 games; they also held the record for the most answers given on a single list, with 40 (for Chemical Elements), until series 7 episode 5 where Hayley and Ranjit managed to name a 52 word list (the words in Bohemian Rhapsody).

Transmissions[edit]

Series Start date End date Episodes
1 17 November 2007 29 December 2007 7
2 13 September 2008 1 November 2008 8
3 6 March 2010 1 May 2010 8
4 23 April 2011 18 June 2011 8
5 7 January 2012 3 March 2012 8
6 23 March 2013 11 May 2013 8
7 4 January 2014 15 March 2014 9

Ratings[edit]

Episode Viewing figures from BARB.[2]

Series 1[edit]

Episode No. Airdate Total Viewers BBC One Weekly Ranking
1 17 November 2007 5,700,000 15
2 24 November 2007 5,950,000 12
3 1 December 2007 6,250,000 11
4 8 December 2007 4,920,000 21
5 15 December 2007 Under 4,400,000 Outside Top 30
6 22 December 2007 5,350,000 17
7 29 December 2007 5,800,000 25

Series 2[edit]

Episode No. Airdate Total Viewers BBC One Weekly Ranking
1 13 September 2008 4,030,000 28
2 20 September 2008 4,900,000 16
3 27 September 2008 5,010,000 16
4 4 October 2008 5,350,000 16
5 11 October 2008 4,500,000 28
6 18 October 2008 5,270,000 15
7 25 October 2008 5,100,000 19
8 1 November 2008 Under 4,750,000 Outside Top 30

Series 3[edit]

Episode No. Airdate Total Viewers BBC One Weekly Ranking
1 6 March 2010 6,040,000 16
2 13 March 2010 6,270,000 9
3 27 March 2010 6,120,000 8
4 3 April 2010 5,400,000 12
5 10 April 2010 6,090,000 9
6 17 April 2010 4,190,000 27
7 24 April 2010 Under 4,340,000 Outside Top 30
8 1 May 2010 Under 4,180,000 Outside Top 30

Series 4[edit]

Episode No. Airdate Total Viewers BBC One Weekly Ranking
1 23 April 2011 3,690,000 30
2 30 April 2011 Under 4,070,000 Outside Top 30
3 7 May 2011 4,210,000 27
4 21 May 2011 Under 3,870,000 Outside Top 30
5 28 May 2011 Under 3,840,000 Outside Top 30
6 4 June 2011 Under 3,320,000 Outside Top 30
7 11 June 2011 4,750,000 14
8 18 June 2011 4,980,000 13

Series 5[edit]

Episode No. Airdate Total Viewers BBC One Weekly Ranking
1 7 January 2012 5,880,000 10
2 14 January 2012 5,830,000 12
3 21 January 2012 5,920,000 10
4 28 January 2012 5,260,000 12
5 11 February 2012 5,630,000 14
6 18 February 2012 5,340,000 15
7 25 February 2012 5,310,000 16
8 3 March 2012 5,360,000 11

Series 6[edit]

Episode No. Airdate Total Viewers BBC One Weekly Ranking
1 23 March 2013 5,550,000 10
2 30 March 2013 4,840,000
5,340,000
22
13
3 6 April 2013 5,160,000
5,530,000
20
15
4 13 April 2013 Under 4,110,000
5,140,000
Outside Top 30
14
5 20 April 2013 Under 4,480,000 Outside Top 30
6 27 April 2013 Under 4,130,000 Outside Top 30
7 4 May 2013 Under 4,000,000 Outside Top 30
8 11 May 2013 Under 3,800,000 Outside Top 30

Series 7[edit]

Episode No. Airdate Total Viewers BBC One Weekly Ranking
1 4 January 2014 4,890,000 30
2 11 January 2014 5,860,000 17
3 18 January 2014 5,190,000 19
4 25 January 2014 5,110,000 18
5 1 February 2014 5,950,000 16
6 8 February 2014 5,460,000 21
7 15 February 2014 5,600,000 19
8 22 February 2014 5,350,000 14
9 15 March 2014 4,840,000 22

International Versions[edit]

Country Local Name Host Channel Year Aired Top Prize
 Australia The Rich List Andrew O'Keefe Seven Network 2007-2009 $250,000
 France La Liste gagnante
The Winner List
Patrice Laffont France 3 2009 €5.000
 Germany Rich List - Jede Antwort zählt
Rich List - Every Answer Counts
Kai Pflaume Sat.1 2007–present €100,000
 Greece H Αiσтα
The List
Christos Ferentinos ANT1 2008
 New Zealand The Rich List Jason Gunn TVNZ 2007–present $50,000
 Spain La Lista
The List
Daniel Domenjó(2008-2010)
Carlos Sobera(2010-present)
TVE 2008–present €25,000
 United States The Rich List Eamonn Holmes Fox 2006 $250,000
The Money List Fred Roggin GSN 2009 $50,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Who Dares Wins, BBC One". The National Lottery: Who Dares Wins. BBC. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  2. ^ http://www.barb.co.uk/

External links[edit]