THE RESULTS ARE IN!
Yes quizzers, the moment you have all been waiting for, the results to our poll to find the UK’s favourite quiz show of all time. The clear winner is…….
Some months ago, we started our poll from over 90 quiz shows to find out the nation’s all time favourite. From one series wonders, to shows that have kept on going, the results are in. A big thanks to all of you that voted!
So what makes Bullseye so popular?
Bullseye’s Andrew Wood explains “The format had to be strong, one which could stand the test of time, whilst being both practical and affordable and it would place the contestants at the heart of the show and the host would be the conductor, leading the way. And thus in 1980 the Bullseye format was born, going on to achieve not just unparalleled success, but it would be come one of the most treasured and loved shows on British television”.
The winning characteristic of Bullseye is that it is filled with elements that the public love, both in game shows and in their everyday life, and as a result it engages them in a way that no other game shows manage. The most popular game show elements are present, namely question and answer rounds, monetary and prize rewards and competition between contestants, but are combined with sports and gambling – two of the publics most cherished pastimes – to maximize the shows fun and feel good factor and to increase the given possibilities in any given show.
Whilst the contestants are the stars on the screen, the viewers feel as if they are a part of the show every bit as much and this inclusiveness is what gives Bullseye its mass appeal.
The success of the format is evidenced by its longstanding success as Bullseye ran for 15 series over the entire ITV network in the UK from 1981 to 1995 presented by Jim Bowen and referee Tony Green, winning a special place in the hearts of the nation and becoming a Sunday evening television institution. A sixteenth series was declined as the conditions demanded by the network were unacceptable and would not have been in the interests of either Bullseye or its fans yet the show has lost none of its appeal or status.
Click on the logo below to go to the official Bullseye website. Super! Smashing! Lovely! Great!
Here are the full results…..
|Have I Got News For You||44||4%|
|Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?||42||4%|
|The Krypton Factor||34||3%|
|Never Mind The Buzzcocks||27||2%|
|Strike It Lucky||24||2%|
|The Weakest Link||24||2%|
|The Big Break||20||2%|
|A Question Of Sport||19||2%|
|Dale’s Supermarket Sweep||16||1%|
|Ant & Decs Saturday Night Takeway||15||1%|
|They Think It’s All Over||15||1%|
|Bob’s Full House||14||1%|
|Going For Gold||14||1%|
|Ask The Family||13||1%|
|Million Pound Drop||11||1%|
|Every Second Counts||10||1%|
|In It To Win It||10||1%|
|Revenge of the Egghead||9||1%|
|The Golden Shot||8||1%|
|National Lottery Winning Lines||7||1%|
|Don’t Forget The Lyrics||6||1%|
|Big Fat Quiz Of The Year||6||1%|
|Chris Moyles Quiz Night||5||0%|
|Round Britain Quiz||4||0%|
|Break The Safe||3||0%|
|The People Versus||3||0%|
|Top Of The Form||3||0%|
|Double Your Money||2||0%|
|Are You Smarter Than A 10 Year Old?||2||0%|
|Come and Have A Go….If You Think You’re Smart Enough||2||0%|
|Show Me The Telly||1||0%|
|$64,000 Dollar Question||1||0%|
|Beat The Nation||1||0%|
|The Big Quiz||1||0%|
|Criss Cross Quiz||1||0%|
|The Kids Are All Right||1||0%|
|Odd One Out||1||0%|
|Beat The Pack||0||0%|
|Take On The Twisters||0||0%|
|1000 – 1||0||0%|
|Face The Clock||0||0%|
|Beg, Borrow or Steal||0||0%|
|The Enemy Within||0||0%|
|No Win, No Fee||0||0%|
|Winner Takes All||0||0%|