Jet Set (game show)

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Jet Set
National lottery jetset logo 203x152.jpg
Genre Game show
Created by David Young
Presented by Eamonn Holmes
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 8
No. of episodes 116
Production
Running time 35 minutes
Release
Original network BBC One
Picture format 16:9
Original release 20 January 2001 (2001-01-20) – 8 August 2007 (2007-08-08)
Chronology
Related shows The National Lottery Draws

Jet Set is a BBC National Lottery game show which was broadcast on BBC One from 20 January 2001 to 8 August 2007. It was hosted by Eamonn Holmes.

Format[edit]

Six studio contestants compete against one another for a chance to face off against the previous week's champion, with a week's luxury vacation for two at stake.

Round One: In the Red[edit]

Each contestant in turn is given a category and must decide whether to play it or pass to an opponent. A question is then asked; a contestant who answers incorrectly, or who passes to an opponent who answers correctly, is put "in the red." Only one contestant can be in the red at any given time; this contestant is skipped in the order of play, but can have questions passed to them.

This round is played four times, lasting approximately 75 seconds per playing. When time runs out, the contestant in the red is eliminated from play. A lottery draw is held after the fourth playing.

Round Two: Play or Pass[edit]

As in round one, each contestant in turn is given a category and may either play it or pass to the opponent. A correct answer scores one point, while a miss awards the point to the opponent. The first contestant to score four points advances to the final, after which two more lottery draws are held.

When the show was broadcast live on Saturdays, a buzzer question about the location visited by the previous week's winner was asked to determine initial control. Following the move to Wednesdays, the contestant who had missed fewer questions in round one played first.

Round Three: The Final[edit]

Both the remaining studio contestant and the previous week's champion (playing via satellite from their latest vacation site) don blindfolds and headphones during the second draw at the end of round two, so that they cannot see or hear the numbers drawn. They are then shown the first number, and the studio contestant must guess whether the next number was higher or lower. A correct guess allows them to select a category from a list of six, while a miss allows the champion to select instead. The studio contestant is then asked a question in that category, scoring one point for a correct answer or awarding one to the champion for a miss.

Control alternates between the two participants, with the one in control making the high/low guess based on the last revealed number and then answering a question. The first to score three points wins the vacation and takes/keeps the championship. If the studio contestant loses in this round, they are invited back to compete on the following week's episode.

Jet Set 2012[edit]

Jet Set returned to BBC One on 20 June 2007 under the new name of Jet Set 2012, with all the destinations being previous Olympic venues (since London would be hosting the 2012 Summer Olympics). This was announced by Eamonn Holmes on the Midweek Draws with Scott Mills on 16 May 2007. It was filmed at BBC Pacific Quay in Glasgow.

Transmissions[edit]

Series Start date End date Episodes
1
20 January 2001
21 April 2001
14
2
1 December 2001
11 May 2002
23
3
9 November 2002
8 March 2003
18
4
20 December 2003
24 April 2004
19
5
15 January 2005
16 April 2005
14
6
22 October 2005
26 November 2005
6
7
11 March 2006
17 June 2006
14
8
20 June 2007
8 August 2007
8

Ratings[edit]

Episode Viewing figures from BARB.[1]

Series 1[edit]

Episode No. Airdate Total Viewers BBC One Weekly Ranking
1
20 January 2001
7,190,000
17
2
27 January 2001
7,780,000
14
3
3 February 2001
8,270,000
8
4
10 February 2001
7,780,000
11
5
17 February 2001
7,620,000
13
6
24 February 2001
8,040,000
7
7
3 March 2001
7,660,000
14
8
10 March 2001
8,110,000
12
9
17 March 2001
8,560,000
7
10
24 March 2001
8,470,000
10
11
31 March 2001
7,570,000
12
12
7 April 2001
7,680,000
10
13
14 April 2001
7,950,000
6
14
21 April 2001
7,570,000
12

Series 2[edit]

Episode No. Airdate Total Viewers BBC One Weekly Ranking
1
1 December 2001
7,930,000
10
2
8 December 2001
7,780,000
10
3
15 December 2001
7,460,000
11
4
22 December 2001
7,130,000
13
5
29 December 2001
7,460,000
19
6
5 January 2002
7,070,000
10
7
12 January 2002
5,940,000
18
8
19 January 2002
5,840,000
18
9
26 January 2002
6,680,000
9
10
2 February 2002
6,680,000
10
11
9 February 2002
4,680,000
28
12
16 February 2002
6,950,000
8
13
23 February 2002
6,570,000
12
14
2 March 2002
6,410,000
12
15
9 March 2002
7,010,000
8
16
16 March 2002
6,490,000
12
17
23 March 2002
5,550,000
11
18
6 April 2002
4,840,000
21
19
13 April 2002
5,850,000
14
20
20 April 2002
5,670,000
15
21
27 April 2002
4,960,000
21
22
4 May 2002
5,920,000
15
23
11 May 2002
5,700,000
19

Series 3[edit]

Episode No. Airdate Total Viewers BBC One Weekly Ranking
1
9 November 2002
6,760,000
12
2
16 November 2002
6,270,000
12
3
23 November 2002
6,330,000
13
4
30 November 2002
7,030,000
9
5
7 December 2002
6,800,000
9
6
14 December 2002
7,770,000
10
7
21 December 2002
7,160,000
9
8
28 December 2002
7,420,000
22
9
4 January 2003
7,330,000
9
10
11 January 2003
7,330,000
12
11
18 January 2003
6,790,000
10
12
25 January 2003
7,740,000
7
13
1 February 2003
7,050,000
13
14
8 February 2003
6,910,000
13
15
15 February 2003
8,060,000
7
16
22 February 2003
5,730,000
30
17
1 March 2003
6,480,000
15
18
8 March 2003
7,940,000
10

Series 4[edit]

Episode No. Airdate Total Viewers BBC One Weekly Ranking
1
20 December 2003
5,630,000
22
2
27 December 2003
Under 5,880,000
Outside Top 30
3
3 January 2004
6,430,000
16
4
10 January 2004
6,260,000
19
5
17 January 2004
7,290,000
10
6
24 January 2004
7,190,000
11
7
31 January 2004
7,100,000
10
8
7 February 2004
6,930,000
9
9
14 February 2004
6,830,000
10
10
21 February 2004
8,290,000
7
11
28 February 2004
7,250,000
9
12
6 March 2004
7,110,000
8
13
13 March 2004
6,570,000
10
14
20 March 2004
5,950,000
10
15
27 March 2004
4,870,000
26
16
3 April 2004
6,340,000
12
17
10 April 2004
5,310,000
12
18
17 April 2004
6,680,000
8
19
24 April 2004
5,560,000
9

Series 5[edit]

Episode No. Airdate Total Viewers BBC One Weekly Ranking
1
15 January 2005
6,490,000
8
2
22 January 2005
6,070,000
10
3
29 January 2005
6,690,000
10
4
5 February 2005
6,600,000
10
5
12 February 2005
4,980,000
21
6
19 February 2005
5,270,000
18
7
26 February 2005
6,220,000
10
8
5 March 2005
6,720,000
11
9
12 March 2005
5,200,000
23
10
19 March 2005
6,170,000
10
11
26 March 2005
6,300,000
10
12
2 April 2005
6,220,000
12
13
9 April 2005
7,470,000
8
14
16 April 2005
6,670,000
8

Series 6[edit]

Episode No. Airdate Total Viewers BBC One Weekly Ranking
1
22 October 2005
6,500,000
12
2
29 October 2005
6,060,000
14
3
5 November 2005
6,280,000
11
4
12 November 2005
7,150,000
9
5
19 November 2005
7,280,000
12
6
26 November 2005
7,930,000
6

Series 7[edit]

Episode No. Airdate Total Viewers BBC One Weekly Ranking
1
11 March 2006
5,170,000
18
2
18 March 2006
5,590,000
14
3
25 March 2006
5,460,000
13
4
1 April 2006
5,700,000
13
5
8 April 2006
5,850,000
12
6
15 April 2006
6,400,000
10
7
29 April 2006
6,360,000
8
8
6 May 2006
6,120,000
10
9
13 May 2006
7,080,000
8
10
20 May 2006
5,370,000
10
11
27 May 2006
5,000,000
13
12
3 June 2006
5,650,000
9
13
10 June 2006
5,280,000
12
14
17 June 2006
4,410,000
19

Series 8[edit]

Episode No. Airdate Total Viewers BBC One Weekly Ranking
1
20 June 2007
Under 4,010,000
Outside Top 30
2
27 June 2007
Under 3,450,000
Outside Top 30
3
4 July 2007
Under 3,320,000
Outside Top 30
4
11 July 2007
Under 3,220,000
Outside Top 30
5
18 July 2007
Under 3,100,000
Outside Top 30
6
25 July 2007
Under 3,400,000
Outside Top 30
7
1 August 2007
Under 2,910,000
Outside Top 30
8
8 August 2007
Under 3,330,000
Outside Top 30

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BARB – Broadcasters Audience Research Board". www.barb.co.uk.

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