1 vs. 100 (USA)
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1 vs. 100 is a game show for NBC from the producers of Deal or No Deal and hosted by Bob Saget. The premise is that a contestant must go up against a mob of 100 people and eliminate them, one by one, through trivia questions. The show is based on the Dutch game show Eén Tegen Honderd.
A question with three possible answers is posed. The mob makes their selection, then the contestant makes his/hers. If the contestant is correct, he/she scores money based on how many members of the mob got the answer wrong. At first, the money was determined by a certain amount multiplied by the mob members with a wrong answer; it later changed to 10 levels of 10 mob members per level starting at $1000 and going up to $1 million if all 100 members are eliminated.
If a question poses trouble, the contestants have three options:
- Ask The Mob - A member with a right answer and another with a wrong answer are randomly selected, and they give their reason for selecting that answer. The contestant must select from the two.
- Poll The Mob - The number of mob members with the answer the contestant wants to know more about is displayed.
- Trust The Mob - The answer the most mob members gave is automatically locked in as the contestant's answer.
At certain levels, the contestant has the option to leave with the money won or to continue against the mob. If the contestant gives a wrong answer, any money scored is divided among the surviving mob members.
The show was revived by cable/satellite channel GSN in 2010 and was reduced to a half-hour show.
|Season One||October 13, 2006||March 16, 2007||20|
|Season Two||January 4, 2008||February 22, 2008||8|
- At a Glance: Additional information about the series