Top 10 Greatest Quiz TV Shows in the World!

Top 10 Greatest Quiz TV Shows in the World!

No.1 Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

who want's to be a millionaire - the biggest quiz game show

  • Who doesn’t know “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” It’s the most famous international television quiz game show franchise of British origin. An amazing concept created by Steven Knight, Mike Whitehill, and David Briggs. It started a different quizzing trend by introducing a format, where you get rewarded with large cash prizes for correctly answering a series of multiple-choice questions with increasing difficulty. This quiz show format is currently owned & licensed by Sony Pictures Television. Very few people know that it nearly took 122 editions of this show to get its first-ever millionaire which happened on November 20th, 2000.
  • Needless to say, the Indian version of this show “Kaun Banega Crorepati” is the number one quiz television show in India.


No.2 Wheel of Fortune

Wheel of Fortune is popular American television game show

  • Wheel of Fortune is another popular American television game show. It is often simply known as “Wheel” and is created by Merv Griffin. The show features a fun competition in which contestants are meant to solve word puzzles that are similar to those in Hangman. And of course, the contestants can win cash & prizes determined by spinning a big giant carnival wheel.
  • For those who have followed the show or want to follow it, here’s a fun fact. Vanna White, the hostess of Wheel of Fortune has never ever worn the same dress twice on the show since she becomes its host in 1982. And Pat always matches his tie to Vanna’s dress in each
    and every episode. What more? Everyone in the staff team helps come up with the many puzzles, including Pat and Vanna.
  • And here’s the secret! There is a screen off-camera located, that tells Pat how many times a chosen letter appears in the puzzle. In the very early days of the show, a person from the production team, sat off-camera & held up their fingers in order to signal to Pat. They were called “finger boys.”


No.3 Are You Smarter Than a 10 Year Old?

Are You Smarter Than a 10 Year Old? This was a British quiz show

  • Are You Smarter Than a 10 Year Old? This was a British quiz show that aired on Sky 1. There were mainly two editions of this quiz show. One was broadcasted weekly in prime time and hosted by Noel Edmonds. The other one was a daily version that was originally hosted by Dick & Dom and then later by Damian Williams. The quiz show welcomes adult contestants, who attempt to answer ten questions taken from primary school textbooks, two questions from each school year from ages 6 to 10.
  • There was an Indian quiz show “Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain?” that was hosted by leading Bollywood actor, Shahrukh Khan. It was an Indian version of the popular American game show “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?” and was loosely based on “Are You
    Smarter than a 10 Year Old?” It was telecast on Indian Television channel STAR Plus.


No.4 Jeopardy

Jeopardy Is a television quiz game show

  • Jeopardy! Is a television quiz game show from America created by Merv Griffin. The show features an exciting quiz competition in which the contestants are presented with general knowledge clues in form of answers. The contestants must phrase their responses in form of questions in the quiz. Some fun facts about this quiz show include how Alex Trebek changes his suits five times a day. And yes Jeopardy! Has won more awards than any other quiz game show in the United States.


No.5 The Price Is Right

The Price Is Right is an American television game show

  • The Price Is Right is an American television game show franchise that was originally produced by Bill Todman and Mark Goodson & was created by Bob Stewart. It is currently produced & owned by FremantleMedia (Endemol in the Netherlands). The franchise centers on entertaining television game show, but also encompasses merchandise such as printed media, video games, and board games.
  • By the way here’s a little painful fact about the show. The winners have to pay taxes on their prizes. They have to pay taxes upfront in order to even gain access to the prizes. When contestants win any prize, they must first file a return in the state in which they won, which is mostly California. The prizes are actually treated as income. Winners have to pay on the basis of the full retail value of the prize. Hence, many winners decide not to accept their prizes.
  • ABC News interviewed a few winner contestants about how much amount they had to pay in taxes and one person stated that he won $57,000 in prizes, however, he had to pay nearly $20,000 in taxes. Another winner contestant turned down his $10,000 cash prize because he did not want to give half of the amount to his ex-wife.


No.6 Don’t Forget the Lyrics

Don’t Forget the Lyrics - an international game show

  • Don’t Forget the Lyrics! Is an international game show hosted in the United States and the United Kingdom. In this show, a single contestant is urged to complete a song’s lyrics for increasing amounts of prize money. After every correct answer, the contestant can continue playing, however risking what he or she has already earned. The contestant can even quit the game & take home all the prize money that he or she has already earned.


No.7 Family Fortunes

Family Fortunes is a television game show from Britain

  • Family Fortunes is a television game show from Britain and it is based on the American game show Family Feud. The program ran on ITV from 6th of January 1980 to 6th of December 2002, before being revived by the same channel in 2006 under the title of All-Star Family Fortunes. Due to the already established popularity of Family Feud, Family Fortunes also become quite popular among the British audiences.


No.8 Deal or No Deal

  • Deal or No Deal is actually the name of many closely related popular television game shows, the first of which was Netherland’s Miljoenenjacht produced by the Dutch producer Endemol. It is played with up to twenty-six cases containing certain amounts of money. The player gets an opportunity to choose a case or a box to knock an amount of money off the board.
  • It might interest you to know that there was an Indian adaptation of this popular show called “Deal Ya No Deal” and it was hosted by many popular celebrities like R. Madhavan, Mandira Bedi, Rajeev Khandelwal, and Ronit Roy. The show premiered on 23rd November 2005 on Sony Entertainment Television & aired on 3 nights each week.

No.9 I Love My Country

I Love My Country show

  • I Love My Country show was also a popular show created by Dutchman John de Mol. John De Mol has also been credited with creating the television formats of popular shows like The Voice, Deal or No Deal and Big Brother


No. 10 QI (Quite Interesting)

QI (Quite Interesting) is a comedy panel game television quiz show from Britain

  • QI (Quite Interesting) is a comedy panel game television quiz show from Britain which was created & co-produced by John Lloyd. It features permanent panelist Alan Davies. Stephen Fry was the host of the show from its first pilot, before departing after the final episode of the M series in 2015.


  • So of the top 10 list, which game show is your personal favorite?

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