The Rich List (New Zealand game show)
|The Rich List|
|Created by||12 Yard|
|Presented by||Jason Gunn|
|Country of origin||New Zealand|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||39|
|Running time||60 minutes
|Picture format||576i 16:9|
|Original release||23 June 2007 – Present|
The Rich List is a TV ONE New Zealand television game show, which debuted on 23 June 2007 and screens at 8:30PM. The show is hosted by Jason Gunn and is produced by Imagination Television. A second season has screened and a third season screened in November 2008.
How the game works
Two teams containing two players, who are unknown to each other, play from inside sound proof pods. Then they can discuss and deliberate over answers and tactics with their team mate, without their opponents hearing what their game strategy may be, or how many answers they actually know.
The two teams bid upwards against each other while predicting how many examples of a particular subject they will be able to list. If a team fails to list as many answers as they predicted, the other team wins the round.
The winners of the best of three lists move on to play The Rich List, a new game of list-making where increasing amounts of money are up for grabs, like this:
However a wrong answer at any stage means all money for that rich-list is lost.
Regardless of whether they win $50,000 or nothing at all, as the reigning champions they will return to face new opponents.
|Episode #||Air Date||Lists|
|1||12 June 2007||
|2||19 June 2007||
|3||26 June 2007||
|4||3 July 2007||
|5||10 July 2007||
|6||17 July 2007||
|7||24 July 2007||
|8||31 July 2007||
|9||7 August 2007||
|10||14 August 2007|
|11||21 August 2007||
|12||28 August 2007||
|13||4 September 2007||
The episode which aired on Tuesday 8 July 2008 and repeated on Boxing Day 2012 contained an error in the final Rich List which caused the winners to lose the list. The list was "Polygons with up to 20 sides". The list as approved by the show excluded all quadrilaterals except quadrilaterals itself, so triangles and quadrilaterals were the only 18 acceptable polygons that did not end in 'gon'. The vagueness of the list as aired on TV1 should have included trapeziums, squares, and other specific polygons.
This is a list of all contestants who have won the preliminary round and have played the Rich List. This also includes any contestants who failed to win any prize money from the Rich List.
|Number||Contestants||Appearance||Total winnings||No. of Rich Lists played|
Total prize money given away: $315,000