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
Preceded by On the Spot
Followed by In It to Win It

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]

The six players in the studio compete against each other in the first two rounds, the winner of the second round facing off against last week's winner in the final, for their place on the round the world 'Jet Set' Tour.

Round One: In the Red[edit]

All six contestants start 'in the green'. Each contestant in turn is given a category. They then have to decide to either 'play' and answer the question or 'pass' and nominate another contestant to answer that question. A correct answer or pass leaves the player 'in the green' while an incorrect answer or an incorrect pass (i.e. the person passed to got the question correct) leads the player to be 'in the red'. Only one person can be 'in the red' at any one time, while a contestant 'in the red' gets passed over in play, although may be challenged with a 'pass'.

Each round last approximately sixty seconds. Whichever contestant is 'in the red' at the end of the time is eliminated from the competition. This is repeated until only two players remain.

The Thunderball draw was traditionally aired live at this point of proceedings, when the show was broadcast live on a Saturday.

If a player has the red symbol, that player is eliminated and runs down until only two is left.

Round Two: Play or Pass[edit]

Play continues as before, with each player in turn given a category, again being given the option to 'play' or 'pass' to their opponent. Instead of playing to stay out of 'the red', points are used instead, with the first player to score four winning the round and progressing to the final. An incorrect answer gives the point to the opponent, while a correct answer scores for yourself.

Before the move to Wednesdays a buzzer question about the location that last week's winner went to decided the order of play. Nowadays whoever erred the least so far that evening, plays first.

The Thunderball draw was traditionally aired live at this point of proceedings, when the show was broadcast live on a Saturday. However, with the show moving to a Wednesday the 'Dream Number' draw takes place here.

Round Three: The Final[edit]

The studio contestant now faces the last week's champion for the place on the Jet Set, a round the world tour with a new location every week.

Starting with the studio contestant, each player in turn must predict whether each ball in the draw which had just taken place was higher or lower than the preceding one. A correct prediction allows the contestant to select their category, while an incorrect prediction allows their opponent to select the category from the selection of six. An incorrect answer, again, gives the point to the opponent, while a correct answer scores for yourself. The first to three wins the game and the prize. A losing challenger is invited back again the following week to compete again.

Final round[edit]

After the second and third lottery draws, the player (at the round-the-world trip) and the other player (in the studio) then play against each other, but the final player chooses which category they want. If a player gets a question wrong (or the player runs out of time), that other player chooses the category for the player. The players have three questions each, and if the player in the studio wins, they go onto a round-the-world trip, and if the other player on the round-the-world trip does not win, then return the next week.

If the player (on the round-the-world trip) wins, they go to another one, and the other (in the studio) returns to do it again the following week.

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

During an episode in May of this series the live broadcast was interrupted for several minutes by a protest from Fathers for Justice. Viewers saw a still shot of the show's logo and heard only an ad-libbed voiceover by the show's announcer while security removed the protesters. The lottery drawings were hastily conducted so as not to delay the broadcast of Eurovision Song Contest 2006.

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

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