|Presented by||Kim Shin-young|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||222 (as of March 29, 2017)|
|Running time||80 minutes|
|Original network||MBC Music
MBC Every1 (simulcast live)
|Original release||February 14, 2012 – present|
Show Champion (Korean: 쇼 챔피언) is a South Korean music television program that broadcasts live every Wednesday 7:00 PM KST at Bitmaru Broadcasting Center in Ilsan by MBC Music. It is hosted by a 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 International broadcast
- 8 Similar programs
- 9 See also
- 10 References
- 11 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 gave 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
Champion Song winners
Achievements by artists
List of most Champion Song winners
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"|
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|
- 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
- "MC 소개" (in Korean). mbcplus.com. 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.
- MBC Music Show Champion official website (Korean)
- Space Shower TV Plus K-pop Special ~Show Champion~ - official website (Japanese)
- Show Champion on Twitter (Korean)