1 vs. 100
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1 vs. 100 is a game show created by Endemol that is aired in several countries. The game pits one person against 100 others for a chance to win a large cash prize. The game first aired in the Netherlands as Eén tegen 100, sponsored by the Nationale Postcode Loterij (National Postal Code Lottery).
In all versions of 1 vs. 100, one player is selected to play the game as The One against 100 other people (50 on some versions such as Belarus and Portugal, 101 on the Taiwanese version), collectively known as The Mob (or what "Mob" translates to in the local language). Depending on the format of the game, the player can be selected randomly from the Mob, or selected independently. To win the game outright, the One must eliminate all 100 members of the Mob by answering questions correctly.
After having the opportunity to select a difficulty level or a category in some versions, a multiple-choice question with three options is revealed (on some versions, such as the U.S. and Australia, the player is given only the question, with no opportunity to select a difficulty and a category). The Mob is given a short amount of time (15 seconds on the US show, 10 seconds on the Brazilian version, 6 seconds for other versions, such as Australia) to lock in their answer before The One is given the opportunity to answer the question. If the One is correct, all Mob members that answered the question incorrectly are eliminated from further play, bringing the lone contestant closer to winning the game. The amount of money in the contestant's bank also increases by an amount dependent on the number of mob members eliminated in that question. If the contestant eliminates all 100 mob members, he or she claims all the money in the bank or a fixed top prize. However, if the One is incorrect, the game ends and he or she leaves with nothing. In some versions, the remaining members of the Mob who answered the question correctly split the losing contestant's winnings. In some other versions, one or a few of the 100 mob members may receive the losing contestant's money through a random selection. On the second season premiere of 1 vs 100, two games were played. One put 100 men against a woman, the other was the reverse. On that show, Jason Luda, a 21-year old from San Diego, faced the 100-woman mob and had eliminated all but 15 members by the time the following question came up:
According to Hallmark, what is the biggest card-giving holiday of the year?
- A: Christmas
- B: Mother's Day
- C: Valentine's Day
All 15 women missed, but Jason Luda had answered the question correctly and won $1,000,000.
The One can select from a limited number of "helps," "escapes" or "dodges" depending on the version; escapes or dodges exempt the player from having to answer the question, but part of the bank must be forfeited (except in France, see below). Alternatively, a player can obtain more information on the mob's answers by using one of the "helps". In some versions of the game, the contestant is given the opportunity to take the amount in the bank and leave the game in between questions.
Some versions even have "jokers," mob members who are worth a certain amount rather than the standard amount for the question should they be eliminated after a question is answered correctly. There are usually three on versions that have them.
Unlike the European (and Hong Kong) versions of the show, there are no "escapes" or "doublers" on the American version of the show. Instead, each player receives opportunities to receive assistance from the mob, known as "helps". Originally there were two helps, which could only be used in order. Starting with the sixth episode, a third option was added, the three helps were given names, and players could choose any of the three at any point in the game.
- During "Poll The Mob" (originally the first help), the player selects one of the three answers about which to get more information – though this is not necessarily the contestant's answer. The number of "mob" players who chose that answer is revealed, and the contestant chooses one of the revealed mob members to discuss his or her response.
- For "Ask The Mob" (originally the second help) two mob members are randomly selected: one who answered correctly and one who answered incorrectly. Each explains his or her decision to the contestant. This also eliminates the third choice from consideration. If everyone in the mob either got the question right or wrong, the choice is not shown and the two mob members are not selected (it happened once on Brazil, when the one faced exactly two remaining contestants on the mob).
- For "Trust The Mob" (added in episode 6) the most popular answer the mob gave is revealed. The contestant is then committed to this answer.
The American show has also incorporated the "Sneak Peek," which allows a player to see their next question (but not the three answers) before deciding whether or not to answer the next question. In 2007, it was used when a player eliminated 90 or more members of the mob. After only two people managed to do so, it eventually became available once a player has used all their helps in season two.
Changes to the American version
The 2008 season brought a noticeable change to the set of 1 vs. 100: the wall of mob members now has a screen in the middle of it on which the question is shown as well as the total amount of cash the player has, while the old digital board used for questions now simply displays the show's logo.
The 2010 version brought many noticeable changes, the largest of all being a mob playing via 100 individual webcams being displayed on a large screen. The show is now hosted by Carrie Ann Inaba instead of Bob Saget. The show is also now aired on GSN, and offers a top prize of $50,000 for defeating the mob, versus the $1,000,000 prize on the NBC version.
Currently airing No longer airing KIds version airing
|Country||Name||Host||Network||Air Date||Top prize or highest possible prize|
|Arab World||واحد ضد مئة: المواجهة
Wahed Ded Meah: Al Mouajaha
|Moustafa Shaban||Abu Dhabi TV
Al-Hayat TV and
|January 5, 2010||US$200,000|
|Argentina||Uno contra Todos||Canal 13||2005||AR$1,000,000|
|Australia||1 vs. 100||Eddie McGuire||Nine Network||January 29, 2007 – June 13, 2008||A$1,000,000|
|Austria||1 gegen 100||Klaus Eberhartinger||ORF||2008|
|Belarus||Один против всех||George Koldun||ОНТ||October 20, 2007 – June 28, 2014||Br50,000,000|
|Belgium (Dutch)||1 tegen 100||Koen Wauters||vtm||September 7, 2001||BEF50,000,000|
|Brazil||1 x 100||Roberto Justus||SBT||2009||R$1,000,000|
|Bulgaria||Един срещу всички||Niki Kanchev||Nova Television||2007||100,000лв|
|People's Republic of China||以一敌百||Wang Han
|Hunan Satellite Television||March 5, 2008 – July 31, 2008
April 15, 2010 – December 23, 2010
|Colombia||Uno versus Cien||Carlos Calero||RCN||2011||COP$500,000,000|
|Croatia||1 protiv 100||Tarik Filipović||HRT||January 17, 2008 – June 26, 2011|
|Czech Republic||1 proti 100||Roman Šmucler||TV Nova|
|Denmark||1 mod 100||Peter Schmeichel||TV3||2007||Kr2,000,000|
|France||1 contre 100||Benjamin Castaldi||TF1||January 8, 2007 - April 25, 2008||€200,000|
|Au pied du mur!||Jean-Luc Reichmann||July 9, 2012 - August 31, 2012
July 14, 2014 - September 19, 2014
|Germany||1 gegen 100||Linda de Mol
May 5, 2008 – August 22, 2008
|Sotiris Kaluvatsis||Star Channel
|Hungary||Egy a 100 ellen||Sváby András||TV2||2007||Ft50,000,000|
1 Tegen 100
|Wyman Wong||ATV||September 24, 2006 – December 15, 2006||HK$1,237,431|
|Indonesia||1 Lawan 100||Anjasmara||Indosiar||September 13, 2010 – April 29, 2011||Rp 100,000,000|
|Israel||אחד נגד מאה
Ehad Neged Meah
|Avri Gilad||Channel 2 (Reshet)||May 8, 2007 – June 28, 2013||₪1,000,000|
|Italy||1 contro 100||Amadeus||Canale 5||May 7, 2007 – September 22, 2007
December 10, 2007 – January 13, 2008
|Lithuania||Vienas prieš Visus||Arnoldas Lukošius
|LNK||August 29, 2008||1,000,000Lt.|
|Netherlands||Eén tegen 100||Caroline Tensen||TROS
|September 3, 2000 – 2005
2005 – 2006
2006 – 2007
2007 – 2009
2009 – 2015
|Norway||Alle mot en||Øyvind Mund||TV2||2006||500,000Kr|
|Philippines||1 vs. 100||Edu Manzano||ABS-CBN||August 25, 2007 – April 19, 2008||₱2,000,000|
|Portugal||Um contra Todos||José Carlos Malato||RTP1||2004||€250,000|
|Russia||Один против всех
Odin Protiv Vseh
|Alexandr Nuzhdin||TV Center||December 9, 2007 – April 26, 2009||1,000,000руб|
|Yana Batyrshina||Karusel||September 1, 2013 - etc. (Kids version)||Points|
|Serbia||1 protiv 100||RTV Pink||2007||3,000,000din.|
|South Korea||1 대 100
Il dae baek
|Jo Woojong||KBS2||May 1, 2007||₩ 50,000,000|
|Spain||1 contra 100||Juan Y Medio
|Sweden||Alla mot en||Rickard Sjöberg||TV4||January 3, 2004 – May 27, 2005|
|Switzerland||1 gegen 100||Susanne Kunz
Go To Top 101
|Hu Gua||CTV General, CTi Entertainment||January 2, 2009 – November 27, 2009||NT$100,000|
|Thailand||1 ต่อ 100
Nueng tor Nueng roi
|Tunisia||وحدك ضد مئة
Wahdak Ded Meah
|Farah Ben Rajab||Tunis 7||February 15, 2007||د.ت. 1,000,000|
|Turkey||1'e Karşı 100||Tamer Karadağlı||Cine5||March 26, 2007||YTL500,000|
|United Kingdom||1 vs. 100||Dermot O'Leary (Series 1 & 2)
Ben Shephard (Series 3 & 4)
|BBC One||Series 1: September 30, 2006 – November 18, 2006
Series 2: January 13, 2007 – August 25, 2007
Series 3: April 19, 2008 – June 28, 2008
Series 4: March 28, 2009 – May 23, 2009
|United States||1 vs. 100||Bob Saget||NBC||October 13, 2006 – February 22, 2008||US$1,000,000|
|Carrie Ann Inaba||GSN||November 15, 2010 – January 11, 2011||US$50,000/$100,000|
|Vietnam||Đấu trường 100
|Thái Tuấn||VTV3||July 7, 2006 – July 16, 2012 (Dutch format)||61,870,000₫|
|July 23, 2012 – December 28, 2015 (American format)||50,000,000₫ (July 23, 2012 – July 15, 2013)
80,000,000₫ (July 22, 2013 – December 28, 2015)
List of contestants who beat the mob
On January 4, 2008, NBC aired a special, 1 vs. 100: Battle of the Sexes. Jason Luna eliminated the last 15 women in the mob with one question (What is the most popular card-giving holiday according to Hallmark? – the answer was Christmas, and incorrect answers were Mother's Day and Valentine's Day) and won US$1,000,000. Therefore, this is the only episode and special to win $1,000,000 in show history.
Also, as seen in the article:
- Three people in Belarus won BYR 50,000,000 (or $18,000).
- Two people in Bulgaria won BGN 100,000 (or $76,000).
- One person in Brazil (Natan Rodrigues) won R$1,000,000 (or $541,682.47).
- Five people in Croatia (Zlatko Šaponjić, Mirjana Ševo,Siniša Belina, Tomislav Grubišić and Mirko Miočić) won 288.247/296.278/317.435/334.309/366.494 Kn (or $47.872/49.206/52.719/55.522/59.500).
- Eleven people in France won €200,000 (or $295,000).
- One person in Germany (Marc Lucas) won €100,000 (or $156,480).
- Eleven people in Hong Kong beat all the mobs. The first one was Louis Hung (孔令慈) who won HK$25,225 (or $3,200) at the Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? winners special. The biggest winner was Steven Ng (伍耀泉) who won HK$603,933 (or $77,000).
- One person in Hungary (Horvath Gyorgy) won Ft 50,000,000 (or $268,345)
- One person in Israel (Moshe Abu-Aziz) won ₪1,000,000 (or $247,412).
- Six people in Italy (Giorgio Cascini, Marco Cito, Antonio Capelli, Fabio D'Souza, Maurizio Biscàro and Isabella Marchetto) won €200,000.
- eighteen people in South Korea (Jeong Young-Jin, Lee Wook-Ryun, Kim Joon-Gyum, Shin Eun-Im, Kim Gyung-Mok, Lee Jae-Wook, Park Ji-Sun (received ₩25,000,000 (or $26,500) due to miss the double chance question), Park Sang-Hum, Hwang Hyeon-Hee, Jeon Tae-Guan, and Kim Tae-Gyeong, Kang Soo-Jeong, Peter Bartholomew, Jang Jin-yeong, lee chang-myung, Seo Su-min, Yoo Min-sang, Sung Hyuk) won ₩50,000,000 (or $53,000).
- Two people in the Philippines won P2,000,000 (or $49,000). First is comedian Reynold "Pooh" Garcia on a 1 vs 100 Kids special and Jay Contreras, from the band Kamikazee, on a 1 vs. 100 Gays special.
- Six people in the United Kingdom won a £50,000 (or $99,000) bonus after beating the mob and answering one final question correctly. Another person beat the mob, but rather than answer the bonus question, he took home over £16,000.
- Many contestants in Vietnam had defeated all mob members under the Dutch format. The biggest winnings record was set on March 28, 2011 by Lê Thị Hường who won 46,190,000₫ after answering 6 questions without using any escapes, plus a 5,000,000₫ prize for the best performance among the mob members on the previous episode, making her total winnings 51,190,000₫ (or $2,410). Under the American format, two people won 50,000,000₫ ($2,350) and five people won 80,000,000₫ ($3,760).
A video game adaptation of the show was released for the Nintendo DS on July 3, 2008. A massively multiplayer online version was released in Spring 2009 over Xbox 360's Xbox Live Primetime. A mobile video game adaptation of the show has been released for cell phones, developed by Gameloft.
- (Lithuanian)Pirmieji „Vienas prieš visus“ dalyviai – krepšinio sirgaliai (The first "One versus All" players - basketball fans), August 29, 2008
- (Turkish)CİNE5'TE 'KİM 500 BİN YTL.İSTER'E RAKİP OLACAK BİR YARIŞMA PROGRAMI BAŞLIYOR?.. PROGRAMI HANGİ ÜNLÜ SUNACAK?.., March 21, 2007
- (Vietnamese)Găp chủ trò "Đấu trường 100", February 14, 2007
- (Vietnamese)100 người chơi trong một gameshow (100 players in a game show), June 20, 2006
- (Vietnamese)Đấu trường 100: kỷ lục mới về giải thưởng (Arena 100: new winnings record), March 28, 2011
- (Vietnamese)The full episode of Đấu trường 100 on March 28, 2011
- "1 vs. 100 Review". Wireless.ign.com. Retrieved 2014-08-18.