Who Dares Wins (UK game show)

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Who Dares Wins
Who Dares Wins BBC.jpg
Genre Game show
Created by Jim Cannon
Andy Culpin
Sam Pollard
David Young
Presented by Nick Knowles
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 8
No. of episodes 64
Production
Running time 50 minutes
Production company(s) 12 Yard
Distributor ITV Studios
Release
Original network BBC One
Picture format 16:9
Original release 17 November 2007 (2007-11-17) – 5 November 2016 (2016-11-05)
Chronology
Preceded by The People's Quiz
Followed by This Time Tomorrow
Related shows The Rich List

Who Dares Wins was a BBC National Lottery game show broadcast on BBC One which began on 17 November 2007 and ended on 5 November 2016. The programme was hosted by Nick Knowles.

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. Exception: The winner of the second half of the last episode of Series 8 (i.e. S08E08) did not return for the first episode of Series 9. Instead, there were 2 new teams playing in the commencement of S09E01.

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 TBA 13

Ratings[edit]

Episode Viewing figures from BARB.[1]

Series 1[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[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[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[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[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[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[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[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[edit]

Episode
no.
Airdate Viewers
(millions)
BBC One
weekly ranking
1 22 October 2016 4.17 28
2 29 October 2016 TBA TBA
3 5 November 2016 TBA TBA
4 12 November 2016 TBA TBA

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