The Rich List

Tuesday 1 July, 8.30pm

The Rich List is back for a second series in 2008, offering more contestants the chance to get rich by completing lists, and host Jason Gunn is rearing to go.

On The Rich List, complete strangers are matched up to work together as a team to compete against other teams at filling in missing answers on a series of lists. From subjects such as ‘All Black Test Captains’ to ‘ABBA singles’, from ‘New Zealand national parks’ to ‘plays by William Shakespeare’ contestants will need to delve into their memory banks, as just one more answer could be all it takes to make them rich.
Teams play from inside soundproof pods – with full confidence that they can discuss and deliberate over answers and tactics with their partner. The team that performs best will go on to play for anything up to $50,000 in a prize game. And whether they win $50,000 or nothing at all, as the reigning champions they will return to face new opponents, knowing if they can beat them they will play the prize game once again.

There is potentially an endless amount of cash to be won, as contestants stay on the show until another team of contestants can knock them off.

“I’m very excited to be doing another series of The Rich List,” says Gunn. “Everywhere I go, people have been asking me ‘when is The Rich List coming back?’.”

“It has got fantastic ‘playability’ – everyone starts asking themselves if they could name 24 Tom Cruise movies, like one of our contestants did last year. I always get nervous for the contestants: it seems so simple – you make a list, you win money. But you watch people who think they can name nine things on a list, when really, they only know six, and that is the difference between winning money or not.”

The Rich List is back! The Peoples Choice for Best Entertainment in 2007 is returning to our screens.

Contestants have the chance to win big money by completing lists. Complete strangers are matched together and must then work together as a team to better an opposing team at filling in missing answers on a series of lists. The show was a massive success and now we are looking for new contestants for the second series.

To be considered fill out an application! So get entering and good luck!!!

How the game works:

Teams play from inside soundproof pods – with full confidence that 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. Contestants 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 listmaking where increasing amounts of money are up for grabs – however, make a single mistake and they lose it all!

The team that performs best will go on to play for anything up to $50,000 in a prize game. And whether they win $50,000 or nothing at all, as the reigning champions they will return to face new opponents, knowing if they can beat them they will play the prize.

Next year there will be a five day a week game show from 5:00PM to 6:00PM, will this be The Rich List?

The Rich List
Tuesday 4 September, 8.30pm

Tonight sees the series final of ‘The Rich List’. Host Jason Gunn will be asking ‘Is it on the list?’ in an attempt to give away up to $100,000 (at 8.30pm on TV ONE).

‘The Rich List’ is the quiz show that sees contestants use knowledge and strategy to complete lists that can win them money. The show pairs complete strangers together as a team to fill in answers on a series of lists. West Aucklander John Wenger and Ruakaka’s Kara Peni, are the contestants who have won the most money so far, taking $90,000 over three Rich List attempts.
Watch ‘The Rich List’ tonight to see if this week’s carry-over champs can top that figure.

The Rich List
Tuesday 4 September, 8.30pm

Tonight sees the series final of ‘The Rich List’. Host Jason Gunn will be asking ‘Is it on the list?’ in an attempt to give away up to $100,000 (at 8.30pm on TV ONE).

‘The Rich List’ is the quiz show that sees contestants use knowledge and strategy to complete lists that can win them money. The show pairs complete strangers together as a team to fill in answers on a series of lists. West Aucklander John Wenger and Ruakaka’s Kara Peni, are the contestants who have won the most money so far, taking $90,000 over three Rich List attempts.
Watch ‘The Rich List’ tonight to see if this week’s carry-over champs can top that figure.

yep its only 3.40pm and I’m almost all set! (well except for dinner but I’ll get to that!)

NOBODY had better disturb me between 7 and 10.30pm tonight 😉 It could mean I have no life but thats what the other 6 days are for…right?

SHORTLAND STREET
As I have said in a couple of other post here and/or over at Streettalk I am absolutely loving Adam Rickett as Kieran. Somehow that story is reason for me to start setting my VCR again if I’m not home. Last night was a bit of a letdown as the show focused on the other big storyline at present Maia’s pregnancy – but somehow the tortured and twisted Mark Weston kept my attention.

THE AMAZING RACE
LOVE this show and as long as Rob and Amber don’t win I’ll be happy! 🙂

THE RICH LIST
Has fast become a favourite of mine – coz even I can make some lists! But what was with the couple that could only name 3 Andrew Lloyd Webber Musicals???? Pffft

But my highlight for Tuesday nights????

***OUTRAGEOUS FORTUNE***
If you don’t watch this I have only 2 words for you “YOU SHOULD!”
5.5 hours and counting down…..

When TV3 announced Deal or no Deal, I was looking forward to seeing the show. When TVNZ announced The Rich List, I wasn’t keen on it because winners were able to keep going back and winning.

But it’s great! Jason Gunn really is a amusing host, the complete opposite of Dominic Bowden and I’m glad he was picked as host for the show. It doesn’t seem americanised unlike Deal or no Deal.

It should come as no surprise that a print publication has hit out at a TV show. Actually, the entire genre of game shows. But when one chooses to sling mud, one should really get their facts straight or at least do some, um, what’s that word? Oh, yeah. Research!

The NZ Herald has just published an article which includes the following:

The genre is seeping back into New Zealand television schedules after a quiet few years. This week alone we’ve witnessed the birth of yet another local game show called The Rich List (TV One), and the local version of the international hit game show Deal Or No Deal (TV3).

Two seconds checking some facts on Wikipedia would enlighten you to the following:

  • New Zealand is the fourth country in which to screen a local version of this show.
  • In Australia, The Rich List regularly sits in the top 20 most watched programs every week
  • The US show used the Tom Cruise list while the first Australian show used the monopoly squares

Is it any wonder that people are turning to the internet for news when reporters can’t be bothered checking simple facts. Funnily enough, the article’s author is anonymous.

The Rich List is officially hit with viewers with over 617,000 Kiwis tuning in to the premiere episode of the game show. TV One took 41.8% of the audience share with TV3’s hit show House trailing with 27% share and 397,000 viewers.

In fact, more people tuned into The Rich List than last week’s This is Your Life special.

Fellow game show Deal or No Deal had an estimated 405,000 viewers for its premiere episode and a 26.9% audience share.

Meanwhile, the NZ Herald seems to enjoy picking The Rich List to pieces. When will the print media reflect what the pundits at home think?

What were your thoughts on the first episode of The Rich List?

I enjoyed it and thought the choices of:

…were great list choices for a first show.

Jason is a natural and fun host who doesn’t feel like he’s always reading off an auto-cue like other hosts may seem. The music is classic game show music and gets a bit annoying after a while. (Perhaps the music reminds me of The Weakest Link?) I’m predicting the show will be a ratings winner with the TV One audience because, unlike what I found with Deal or No Deal, the show encourages you to call out answers to your TV and use your brain to see if you can think of list items before the contestants can. I can imagine an older audience loving this test of their memory and general knowledge and it’s a bit more testing than Family Feud.