The Million Dollar Drop

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The Million Dollar Drop
The Million Dollar Drop logo.jpg
Genre Game show
Presented by Eddie McGuire
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 6 (12 Unaired)
Production
Running time 60 minutes (including adverts)
Release
Original network Nine Network
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audio format Dolby Digital 5.1
Original release 21 March – 28 April 2011
Chronology
Related shows The Million Pound Drop Live

The Million Dollar Drop is a game show which airs on Nine Network in Australia and is based on the UK series The Million Pound Drop Live. However, unlike the original UK version, it is not broadcast live, and there are several changes to the format. The show premiered on 21 March 2011 and is hosted by Eddie McGuire.

Game format[edit]

A team of two people with a pre-existing relationship is presented with $1,000,000 A.U. in $20 Notes, banded in bundles of $20,000 (50 bundles = $1,000,000). The team must risk the entire amount on each 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, seven of the 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.

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 1,000,000 AR$ 9 June 2011
 Brazil [1] Um Milhão na Mesa Silvio Santos SBT R$1,000,000 21 September 2011
 Chile[2] Atrapa los Millones Don Francisco Canal 13 CL$400.000.000 25 March 2011
 Colombia Millones por montones María José Barraza Caracol Televisión CO$1.000'000.000 25 July 2011
 Denmark Pengene på bordet Claus Elming TV2 Kr 2.000.000 17 March 2013
 Egypt[3] انت والمليون
Inta wal milyon
TBA Mehwar TV EGP1,000,000 November 2011
 Estonia [4] Rahaauk Alari Kivisaar TV3 100,000 12 September 2011
 France [5] Money Drop Laurence Boccolini TF1 250,000 1 August 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[6] A 40 Milliós Játszma Rákóczi Ferenc TV2 40,000,000 Ft 29 November 2010
Az 50 Milliós Játszma Liptai Klaudia (2015)

Majoros Péter Majka (2017-)

TV2 50,000,000 Ft 12 October 2015
 Israel אל תפיל את המיליון
Al Tapil Et HaMilyon
Erez Tal Channel 2 (Keshet) 1,000,000 13 October 2010
 India Kaiyil Oru Kodi, Are Your Ready? Marc Sylvan Sun TV Rs 2,00,000 10 March 2012
 Italy [7] The Money Drop Gerry Scotti Canale 5 1,000,000 12 December 2011
 Kazakhstan [8] Шоу Сорок Миллионов Тенге
Shou Sorok Millionov Tenge
Abdel' Mukhtarov tv7 40,000,000 22 January 2011
 Latvia [9] Paņem 100 000... ja vari Edgars Ludāns TV3 100,000 1 October 2011
 Lithuania [10] 100 000 eurų grynais Marijonas Mikutavičius TV3 100,000 2 September 2011
 Malaysia RM 1,000,000 Money Drop Carlo Ramirez, Jr. Astro Ria RM1,000,000 TBA
 Netherlands[11] Show Me The Money Beau van Erven Dorens SBS 6 1,000,000 11–22 April 2011
 Philippines The Million Peso Money Drop Vic Sotto TV 5 PhP1,000,000 October 2012,carlo
 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[12] Multimilioner Dragan Nikolić RTV Pink 10,000,000RSD (weekly) 13 September 2011
 Singapore [13] Million Dollar Money Drop George Young MediaCorp TV Channel 5 S$1,000,000 9 August 2011
 Spain [14] Atrapa un Millón Carlos Sobera Antena 3 1,000,000 (weekly) 4 February 2011
Atrapa un Millón Diario 200,000 (daily) 4 April 2011
 Sweden[15] Pengarna på bordet Peter Jihde TV4 2,000,000 Kr. 3 October 2011
  Switzerland[16] 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
Andrey Domansky 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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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