Who Dares Wins (British game show)

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Who Dares Wins
Who Dares Wins BBC.jpg
GenreGame show
Created byJim Cannon
Andy Culpin
Sam Pollard
David Young
Presented byNick Knowles
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series12
No. of episodes99 (as of 11 May 2019)
Production
Running time50 minutes (2007–17)
40 minutes (2017–)
Production company(s)12 Yard
DistributorITV Studios
Release
Original networkBBC One
Picture format16:9
Original release17 November 2007 (2007-11-17) –
present
Chronology
Related showsThe National Lottery Draws

Who Dares Wins is a BBC game show broadcast on BBC One which began on 17 November 2007. The programme is hosted by Nick Knowles. It was a BBC National Lottery game show until 21 January 2017.

Format[edit]

Two teams of strangers are paired up. Both teams sit in soundproof pods. When the pods are blue they can hear what is happening. When the pod is red they cannot hear what is happening.

The list subject is read out and then the host turns one pod red. The other team then make a bid on how many right answers they can give. Their pod turns red and their opponents can either increase the bid or dare them to play. This process continues until one team is dared.

If the bidders make their bid then they win the list. If they make a mistake then their opponents win the list. The first team to win two lists play for the money.

If both teams win a list then a penalty shootout tiebreaker is played. The sound remains on in the pods. The host reads out the subject for the round. The first team gives an answer and if it is on the list then the opponents have to answer correctly or they lose. If the first team give a wrong answer then their opponents will win with a correct response.

Money ladder[edit]

The winning team is given another list subject. The money that can be won is as follows:

  • 3 correct answers for £5,000
  • 6 correct answers for £10,000
  • 9 correct answers for £15,000
  • 12 correct answers for £25,000
  • 15 correct answers for £50,000

After each level is reached the contestants can quit with the money won because if they make an error they lose all money won on the list.

If a team quits or wins £50,000 the money won is banked and cannot be lost. This is shared equally between the two team members.

There are no limits on the amount of money a team can win or the number of games a team can win.

3 teams didn't return as champions. The following games had two teams of challengers.

Records[edit]

The most games won by a team is 12 by Chrissy from Blackrod and Joe from Canterbury.

Trish McGowan and Seamus Hussein have won the most money (£170,000). They won 8 times.

Chrissy and Joe are second in terms of winnings, with £165,000 in 12 games, while Nat Moitt and Euan Fleming are third in terms of winnings, with £155,000 in 7 games; they also held the record for the most answers given on a single list, with 40 (for Chemical Elements), until series 7 episode 5 where Hayley and Ranjit managed to name a 52 word list (the words in Bohemian Rhapsody).

Transmissions[edit]

Series Start date End date Episodes
1 17 November 2007 29 December 2007 7
2 13 September 2008 1 November 2008 8
3 6 March 2010 1 May 2010 8
4 23 April 2011 18 June 2011 8
5 7 January 2012 3 March 2012 8
6 23 March 2013 11 May 2013 8
7 4 January 2014 15 March 2014 9
8 23 May 2015 18 July 2015 8
9 22 October 2016 8 April 2017 13
10 15 April 2017 16 September 2017 10
11 24 March 2018 28 July 2018 10
12 4 May 2019 2019 10

Ratings[edit]

Episode viewing figures sourced from BARB.[1]

Series 1 (2007)[edit]

Episode
no.
Airdate Viewers
(millions)
BBC One
weekly ranking
1 17 November 2007 5.70 15
2 24 November 2007 5.95 12
3 1 December 2007 6.25 11
4 8 December 2007 4.92 21
5 15 December 2007 N/A N/A
6 22 December 2007 5.35 17
7 29 December 2007 5.80 25

Series 2 (2008)[edit]

Episode
no.
Airdate Viewers
(millions)
BBC One
weekly ranking
1 13 September 2008 4.03 28
2 20 September 2008 4.90 16
3 27 September 2008 5.01 16
4 4 October 2008 5.35 16
5 11 October 2008 4.50 28
6 18 October 2008 5.27 15
7 25 October 2008 5.10 19
8 1 November 2008 N/A N/A

Series 3 (2010)[edit]

Episode
no.
Airdate Viewers
(millions)
BBC One
weekly ranking
1 6 March 2010 6.04 16
2 13 March 2010 6.27 9
3 27 March 2010 6.12 8
4 3 April 2010 5.40 12
5 10 April 2010 6.09 9
6 17 April 2010 4.19 27
7 24 April 2010 N/A N/A
8 1 May 2010 N/A N/A

Series 4 (2011)[edit]

Episode
no.
Airdate Viewers
(millions)
BBC One
weekly ranking
1 23 April 2011 3.69 30
2 30 April 2011 N/A N/A
3 7 May 2011 4.21 27
4 21 May 2011 N/A N/A
5 28 May 2011 N/A N/A
6 4 June 2011 N/A N/A
7 11 June 2011 4.75 14
8 18 June 2011 4.98 13

Series 5 (2012)[edit]

Episode
no.
Airdate Viewers
(millions)
BBC One
weekly ranking
1 7 January 2012 5.88 10
2 14 January 2012 5.83 12
3 21 January 2012 5.92 10
4 28 January 2012 5.26 12
5 11 February 2012 5.63 14
6 18 February 2012 5.34 15
7 25 February 2012 5.31 16
8 3 March 2012 5.36 11

Series 6 (2013)[edit]

Episode
no.
Airdate Viewers
(millions)
BBC One
weekly ranking
1 23 March 2013 5.55 10
2 30 March 2013 5.34 13
3 6 April 2013 5.53 15
4 13 April 2013 5.14 14
5 20 April 2013 N/A N/A
6 27 April 2013 N/A N/A
7 4 May 2013 N/A N/A
8 11 May 2013 N/A N/A

Series 7 (2014)[edit]

Episode
no.
Airdate Viewers
(millions)
BBC One
weekly ranking
1 4 January 2014 4.89 30
2 11 January 2014 5.86 17
3 18 January 2014 5.19 19
4 25 January 2014 5.11 18
5 1 February 2014 5.95 16
6 8 February 2014 5.46 21
7 15 February 2014 5.60 19
8 22 February 2014 5.35 14
9 15 March 2014 4.84 22

Series 8 (2015)[edit]

Episode
no.
Airdate Viewers
(millions)
BBC One
weekly ranking
1 23 May 2015 N/A N/A
2 30 May 2015 4.13 18
3 6 June 2015 N/A N/A
4 13 June 2015 3.95 18
5 20 June 2015 3.67 25
6 27 June 2015 3.58 28
7 11 July 2015 3.65 26
8 18 July 2015 3.40 27

Series 9 (2016-2017)[edit]

Episode
no.
Airdate Viewers
(millions)
BBC One
weekly ranking
1 22 October 2016 4.17 28
2 29 October 2016 4.22 26
3 5 November 2016 N/A N/A
4 12 November 2016 4.21 28
5 21 January 2017 N/A N/A
6 28 January 2017 N/A N/A
7 18 February 2017 N/A N/A
8 4 March 2017 N/A N/A
9 11 March 2017 N/A N/A
10 18 March 2017 N/A N/A
11 25 March 2017 N/A N/A
12 1 April 2017 N/A N/A
13 8 April 2017 N/A N/A

Series 10 (2017)[edit]

Episode
no.
Airdate Viewers
(millions)
BBC One
weekly ranking
1 15 April 2017 N/A N/A
2 29 April 2017 N/A N/A
3 6 May 2017 N/A N/A
4 13 May 2017 N/A N/A
5 20 May 2017 N/A N/A
6 27 May 2017 N/A N/A
7 10 June 2017 N/A N/A
8 29 July 2017 3.59 23
9 26 August 2017 N/A N/A
10 16 September 2017 N/A N/A

Series 11 (2018)[edit]

Episode
no.
Airdate Viewers
(millions)
BBC One
weekly ranking
1 24 March 2018 3.70 29
2 31 March 2018 N/A N/A
3 7 April 2018 N/A N/A
4 14 April 2018 N/A N/A
5 28 April 2018 N/A N/A
6 5 May 2018 N/A N/A
7 26 May 2018 N/A N/A
8 30 June 2018 N/A N/A
9 14 July 2018 N/A N/A
10 28 July 2018 3.55 25

Series 12 (2019)[edit]

Episode
no.
Airdate Viewers
(millions)
BBC One
weekly ranking
1 4 May 2019
2 11 May 2019
3 2019
4 2019
5 2019
6 2019
7 2019
8 2019
9 2019
10 2019

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Weekly Top 30 Programmes". Broadcasters' Audience Research Board. Retrieved 1 January 2015.

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