Million Dollar Money Drop: Singapore Edition

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Million Dollar Money Drop: Singapore Edition
Genre Game show
Developed by Endemol
Presented by George Young
Country of origin Singapore
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13 episodes
Production
Executive producer(s) Jennifer Gwee
Rahmat Samad
Location(s) Mediacorp Caldecott Broadcast Centre
Running time 60 minutes (including adverts)
Release
Original network MediaCorp Channel 5
Original release 9 August – 2 November 2011
Chronology
Related shows The Million Pound Drop Live
Million Dollar Money Drop
External links
Website

Million Dollar Money Drop: Singapore Edition was a game show which aired on MediaCorp Channel 5 in the Singapore. It was based on the UK series The Million Pound Drop Live. However, unlike the original UK version, it was not broadcast live, and there were several changes to the format. The show premiered on 9 August 2011, after the nation's 46th National Day Parade segment, and is hosted by George Young. The show's set, theme song and question cues was followed based on the British edition. About 300,000 people watched the premiere of the show: approximately 6% of the total population of Singapore at that time.[1]

Game format[edit]

A team of two people with a pre-existing relationship is presented with SGD$1,000,000 in denominations of $50 in bundles of $25,000 (40 bundles = $1,000,000). The team must risk the entire amount on each correctly of eight multiple-choice questions.

For each question, the contestants choose one of two categories, then indicate which answer(s) they wish to risk their money on by moving the bundles of cash onto a row of trap doors, termed "drops," each of which corresponds to one answer. However, they must always keep at least one drop "clear" with no money on it. In addition, all eight questions have a time limit; any money that is not placed on an answer when time runs out will be lost.

Once the money is in place, the trap doors for the incorrect answers are opened, and the cash on them falls out of sight and is lost. The contestants then continue the game using the cash they had placed on the correct answer. They get to keep whatever money is left after the eighth question; if they lose everything before reaching this point, the game ends immediately and they leave with nothing.

Question(s) Answer
choices
Time limit
1 - 4 4 60 seconds
5 - 7 3 60 seconds
8 2 60 seconds

Contestants and their winnings[edit]

Episode No Contestants Date Premièred Total Money Won Question Where All Money Was Lost
1 Eugene & Izam
Amelia & Marianne
9 August 2011 Eugene & Izam - $0

Amelia & Marianne - $25,000 remaining after 5 questions

Eugene & Izam - 1st question ($1 million lost)
2 Amelia & Marianne
Sean & Shu Ming
Krystle & Cheryl
17 August 2011 Amelia & Marianne - $0

Sean & Shu Ming - $0

Krystle & Cheryl - $525,000 remaining after 2 questions

Amelia & Marianne - 7th question ($25,000 lost)

Sean & Shu Ming - 3rd question ($1 million lost)

3 Krystle & Cheryl
Sheedah & Maznah
24 August 2011 Krystle & Cheryl - $0

Sheedah & Maznah - $0

Krystle & Cheryl - 5th question ($150,000 lost)

Sheedah & Maznah - 4th question ($50,000 lost)

4 Chua Enlai & Sebastian Tan1
Justin Ang & Vernon A1
31 August 2011 Enlai & Sebastian - $0

Justin & Vernon - $75,000

Enlai & Sebastian - 6th question ($50,000 lost)
5 Juliana & Willy 7 September 2011 Juliana & Willy - $25,000 -
6 Greg & Coral
Clifford & Sharma
14 September 2011 Greg & Coral - $0

Clifford & Sharma - $100,000 remaining after 3 questions

Greg & Coral - 4th question ($50,000 lost)
7 Clifford & Sharma
Weiwen & Jeremiah
21 September 2011 Clifford & Sharma - $0

Weiwen & Jeremiah - $75,000 remaining after 4 questions

Clifford and Sharma - 6th question ($50,000 lost)
8 Weiwen & Jeremiah
Ratna & Del
Doris & San
28 September 2011 Weiwen & Jeremiah - $0

Ratna & Del - $0

Doris & San - $325,000 remaining after 2 questions

Weiwen & Jeremiah - 6th question ($25,000 lost)
Ratna & Del - 4th question ($25,000 lost)
9 Doris & San
Shahlan & Shahreel
5 October 2011 Doris & San - $0

Shahlan & Shahreel - $75,000 remaining after 5 questions

Doris & San - 4th question ($200,000 lost)
10 Shahlan & Shahreel
Li Qi & Xin
12 October 2011 Shahlan & Shahreel - $50,000

Li Qi & Xin - $50,000 remaining after 5 questions

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11 Li Qi & Xin
Li Heng & Jocelyn
DJ (Ng Ding Jie) & Lai Yinzuo
19 October 2011 Li Qi & Xin - $25,000

Li Heng & Jocelyn - $0
DJ & Yinzuo - $750,000 remaining after 1 question

Li Heng & Jocelyn - 3rd question ($75,000 lost)
12 DJ (Ng Ding Jie) & Lai Yinzuo
Erwin & Jasmine
Linda & Leonie
26 October 2011 DJ & Yinzuo - $0

Erwin & Jasmine - $0
Linda & Leonie - $0

DJ & Yinzuo - 5th Question ($50,000 lost)

Erwin & Jasmine - 2nd Question ($50,000 lost)
Linda & Leonie - 2nd Question ($750,000 lost)

13 Joanne Peh & Bobby Tonelli1 2 November 2011 Joanne & Bobby - $0 Joanne & Bobby - 6th Question ($75,000 lost)

^1 These players played for charity. Bold denotes the winning pair

All statistics are accurate as of Season 1.

  • Most money won: $75,000 (Justin & Vernon)
  • Total winnings to date: $175,000
  • Total amount of money dropped: $19,825,000
  • Average amount of money dropped per contestant pair: $991,250.00
  • Average amount of money dropped per question: $198,250.00
  • Average amount of money dropped per episode: $1,525,000
  • Total number of winners: 4
  • Total number of contestants who lost everything: 16
  • Total number of contestants who appeared on the show: 20
  • Success rate: 20%
  • Average winnings per winning contestant pair: $43,750
  • Average winnings per episode to date: $13,461.54
  • Average winnings per contestant pair to date: $8,750.00
  • Longest $1 million remained in play: 3 questions (Sean & Shu Ming, Justin & Vernon, Li Qi & Xin)
  • Most money lost in one question: $1 million (Eugene & Izam, Sean & Shu Ming)
  • Most money lost in first question: $1 million (Eugene & Izam)
  • Most money lost through one drop: $1 million (Sean & Shu Ming)
  • Number of questions played so far: 100
  • Number of questions answered correctly: 84
  • Number of questions answered incorrectly: 16
  • Average number of questions answered correctly: 4.20
  • Most questions answered correctly: 8 (Justin & Vernon, Juliana & Willy, Shahlan & Shahreel, Li Qi & Xin)
  • Least questions answered correctly: 0 (Eugene & Izam)

International versions[edit]

Country Title Host Network Top Prize First Airdate
 Albania 100 Milionë Eno Popi Top Channel 10,000,000 lek 11 January 2011
 Argentina Salven el Millón Susana Giménez Telefe AR$1,000,000 9 June 2011
 Australia [2] The Million Dollar Drop Eddie McGuire Nine Network A$1,000,000 21 March 2011
 Brazil [3] Um Milhão na Mesa Silvio Santos SBT R$1,000,000 21 September-14 December 2011
 Chile [4] Atrapa los Millones Don Francisco Canal 13 CL$500.000.000 2012
 Colombia Millones por montones María José Barraza Canal Caracol CO$1.000.000.000 25 July 2011
 Egypt [5] أنت والمليون
Inta wal milyon
Nagla Badr Mehwar TV EGP1,000,000 February 2012
 Estonia [6] Rahaauk Alari Kivisaar TV3 100,000 12 September 2011
 France [7] Money Drop Laurence Boccolini TF1 250,000 1 August-23 September 2011
 Germany Rette die Million! Jörg Pilawa ZDF 1,000,000 13 October 2010
 Greece Money Drop Grigoris Arnaoutoglou Mega TV 300,000 16 October 2010
 Hungary A 40 Milliós Játszma Rákóczi Ferenc TV2 40,000,000 Ft 29 November 2010
 India (in Bengali) [8] কোটি টাকার বাজি
Koti Takar Baji
Jeet Star Jalsha Rs1,000,000 15 October 2011
 Israel אל תפיל את המיליון
Al Tapil Et HaMilyon
Erez Tal Channel 2 (Keshet) 1,000,000 13 October 2010
 Italy [9] The Money Drop Gerry Scotti Canale 5 1,000,000 12 December 2011
 Kazakhstan [10] Шоу Сорок Миллионов Тенге
Shou Sorok Millionov Tenge
Abdel' Mukhtarov tv7 40,000,000 22 January 2011
 Latvia [11] Paņem 100 000... ja vari Edgars Ludāns TV3 100,000 1 October 2011 [12]
 Lithuania [13] 100 000 eurų grynais Marijonas Mikutavičius TV3 100,000 2 September 2011
 Malaysia (in Malay) [14] RM 1,000,000 Money Drop AC Mizal Astro Ria RM1,000,000 3 December 2011
 Netherlands[15] Show Me The Money Beau van Erven Dorens SBS 6 1,000,000 11–22 April 2011
 Philippines Million Peso Money Drop Vic Sotto TV5 Php 1,000,000 14 October 2012
 Poland Postaw na milion Łukasz Nowicki TVP2 1,000,000 5 March 2011
 Russia Шоу Десять миллионов
Shou Desyat' Millionov
Maxim Galkin Russia 1 10,000,000 руб. 4 September 2010
 Serbia [16] Multimilioner Dragan Nikolić RTV Pink 10,000,000RSD 13 September 2011
 Singapore (in English)[17] Million Dollar Money Drop George Young MediaCorp TV Channel 5 S$1,000,000 9 August 2011
 Spain [18] Atrapa un Millón Carlos Sobera Antena 3 1,000,000 (weekly) 4 February 2011
Atrapa un Millón Diario 200,000 (daily) 4 April 2011
Atrapa dos Millones 2,000,000 (special) 21 October 2011
 Sweden[19] Pengarna på bordet Peter Jihde TV4 2,000,000 Kr. 3 October 2011
  Switzerland (in German)[20] Die Millionen-Falle René Rindlisbacher SF1 1,000,000SFr 4 July–15 August 2011
 Turkey Bir Milyon Canlı Para Engin Altan Düzyatan Show TV 1,000,000TL 25 October 2010
 Ukraine Шоу на два мiльйони
Shou Na Dva Milyoni
Andriy Domanskyi 1+1 2,000,000 грн. 12 January–30 March 2011
 United Kingdom The Million Pound Drop Live Davina McCall Channel 4 £1,000,000 24 May 2010
 United States Million Dollar Money Drop Kevin Pollak Fox US$1,000,000 20 December 2010

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