|Presented by||Kim Shin-young|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||340 (as of December 11, 2019)|
|Running time||80 minutes|
|Original network||MBC Music|
MBC Every1 (simulcast live)
|Original release||February 14, 2012 –|
Show Champion (Korean: 쇼 챔피언) is a South Korean music television program broadcast live by MBC Music every Wednesday at Bitmaru Broadcasting Center in Ilsan. It is hosted by comedian Kim Shin-young, and various guest MCs.
- 1 Segment
- 2 Hosts
- 3 Chart point system
- 4 Champion Song winners
- 5 Achievements by artists
- 6 End of the Year Awards
- 7 Similar programs
- 8 See also
- 9 References
- 10 External links
The program aims the emcees, artists, and even the audience to be one in selecting “the champion” of music industry. It will also provide the most popular song, the hottest issue, and the best rookie of the week. The show has two different sets for singing and interviewing to combine characteristics of a variety show and a music program. In 2013, the show′s producers decided that the weekly music show would switch from pre-recorded format to a live show format. New changes to the show started with the episode on January 30, 2013. Since 2015 it also has a Triple Crown system used in Inkigayo and The Show, where the song is not eligible for top 3 anymore after winning three times.
- Kim Shin-young (July 8, 2015 – present)
- Shindong (February 14, 2012 – December 25, 2012)
- Kim Kyung Jin - Hot Issue Announcer (February 14, 2012 – December 25, 2012)
- Ham Eunjung (January 30, 2013 – August 28, 2013)
- Amber (January 30, 2013 – December 18, 2013)
- Kangin (January 8, 2014 – December 31, 2014)
- Doyoung (January 21, 2015 – July 1, 2015)
- Jaehyun (January 21, 2015 – July 1, 2015)
Chart point system
Prior 2013, the program selected the top 10 of the week and the chart winner by combining the following:
- 45% digital sales (Melon)
- 10% physical sales (Hanteo)
- 15% ranking from netizens
- 15% ranking from professionals in the music industry
- 15% points on MBC Music broadcast
The song at the top of chart earned the title “Champion Song”. On the other hand, the star with the hottest issue was named as “Issue Champion”, while the best rookie was called “Rookie Champion”. The feature “Rookie Survival” gained particular attention because the audience was able to give scores during the live broadcast.
On September 4, 2012 the program was reorganized and the chart ranking system was abolished.
In 2013, the show underwent another reorganization, which resulted in the resurrection of the "Champion Song" ranking system with new criteria starting from January 30.
- 50% digital sales (streaming + downloads)
- 15% online voting (Melon)
- 20% physical sales (Hanteo)
- 15% ranking from professionals and expert judges (MBC Music)
In 2017, the show underwent another change of chart point system, with the new criteria below.
- 40% Digital
- 10% Album
- 20% Melon Online Voting
- 15% Ranking from expert and professional judges
- 15% Broadcast
The current criteria for the chart point system is as below:
- 30% Digital
- 20% Idol Champ Pre-Voting
- 20% Genie Pre-Voting
- 10% MBC Music Broadcast
- 10% Critics' Choice
- 10% Album Sales
Champion Song winners
Achievements by artists
List of most Champion Song wins
|13th||Beast / Highlight||6||2009|
List of longest consecutive Champion Song winners
|Super Junior||"Sexy, Free & Single"|
|4Minute||"What's Your Name?"|
|Exo||"Call Me Baby"||2015|
|"Love Me Right"|
|Twice||"What Is Love?"||2018|
End of the Year Awards
These are special end-of-the-year broadcast awards. Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold.
|Best Champion Songs of 2015||Most appearances|
|Best Audience Rating Stage||Most Spectators|
|Best performance – Male||Best performance – Female|
2016 BTS-Fire Blackpink-Whistle Twice-TT Exo-Monster
- Mnet M Countdown
- SBS Inkigayo
- KBS Music Bank
- MBC Show! Music Core
- Arirang TV Pops in Seoul
- Arirang TV Simply K-Pop (formerly called The M-Wave and Wave K)
- JTBC Music on Top
- SBS MTV The Show
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- "MC 소개" (in Korean). mbcplus.com. Archived from the original on February 19, 2017. Retrieved January 23, 2017.
- "Super Junior's Shindong and Kim Shin Young Depart 'Show Champion'". Retrieved January 22, 2013.
- "신동 김신영, '쇼 챔피언' MC 발탁 '시선집중'" (in Korean). Retrieved April 22, 2012.
- "쇼챔피언 순위 | 쇼챔피언". www.mbcplus.com (in Korean). Archived from the original on 2017-06-04. Retrieved 2017-05-31.
- 'Show Champion' reveals 'Best Champion Songs' of 2015 and more for its end-of-the-year awards. December 23, 2015.