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1 Vs. 100

1 vs. 100
Created byEndemol
Original workEén tegen 100 (Netherlands)
Films and television
Television series1 vs. 100 (independent international versions, see below)
Video game(s)See below
First aired3 September 2000 (2000-09-03)

1 vs. 100 is a game show created by Endemol that is aired in several countries. The game pits one person against 100 others for a chance to win a large cash prize. The game first aired in the Netherlands as Eén tegen 100, sponsored by the Nationale Postcode Loterij (National Postal Code Lottery).

General format

In all versions of 1 vs. 100, one player is selected to play the game as The One against 100 other people (50 on some versions such as Belarusian, Lithuanian and Portuguese, 101 on the Taiwanese version), collectively known as The Mob (or what "Mob" translates to in the local language). Depending on the format of the game, the player can be selected randomly from the Mob, or selected independently. To win the game outright, the One must eliminate all 100 members of the Mob by answering questions correctly.

After having the opportunity to select a difficulty level or a category in some versions, a multiple-choice question with three options is revealed (on some versions, such as the U.S. and Australia, the player is given only the question, with no opportunity to select a difficulty and a category). The Mob is given a short amount of time (30 seconds (the longest) on the South Korean version, 15 seconds on the US show, 10 seconds on the Brazilian version, 6 seconds for other versions, such as Australia) to lock in their answer before The One is given the opportunity to answer the question. If the One is correct, all Mob members that answered the question incorrectly are eliminated from further play, bringing the lone contestant closer to winning the game. The amount of money in the contestant's bank also increases by an amount dependent on the number of mob members eliminated in that question. If the contestant eliminates all 100 mob members, he or she claims all the money in the bank or a fixed top prize. However, if the One is incorrect, the game ends and he or she leaves with nothing. In some versions, the remaining members of the Mob who answered the question correctly split the losing contestant's winnings. In some other versions, one or a few of the 100 mob members may receive the losing contestant's money through a random selection.

The One can select from a limited number of "helps," "escapes" or "dodges" depending on the version; escapes or dodges exempt the player from having to answer the question, but part of the bank must be forfeited (except in France and Italy, see below). Alternatively, a player can obtain more information on the mob's answers by using one of the "helps". In some versions of the game, the contestant is given the opportunity to take the amount in the bank and leave the game in between questions.

Some versions even have "jokers", mob members who are worth a certain amount rather than the standard amount for the question should they be eliminated after a question is answered correctly. There are usually three on versions that have them.


Unlike the European (and Hong Kong) versions of the show, there are no "dodges" or "doublers" on the American version of the show. Instead, each player receives opportunities to receive assistance from the mob, known as "helps". Originally there were two helps, which could only be used in order. Starting with the sixth episode, a third option was added, the three helps were given names, and players could choose any of the three at any point in the game.

  • During "Poll the Mob" (originally the first help), the player selects one of the three answers to get more information about. The number of "mob" players who chose that answer is revealed, and the contestant chooses one of the revealed mob members to discuss his or her response.
  • For "Ask the Mob" (originally the second help), two mob members are randomly selected: one who answered correctly and one who answered incorrectly, which in turn also eliminates the third choice from consideration. Each explains his or her decision to the contestant. If everyone in the mob either got the question right or wrong, the choice is not shown and the two mob members are not selected (it happened once on Brazil, when the one faced exactly two remaining contestants on the mob).
  • For "Trust the Mob" (added in episode 6), the contestant is automatically committed to the answer chosen most frequently by the mob.

The American version has also incorporated the "Sneak Peek," which allows a player to see their next question (but not the three answers) before deciding whether or not to answer the next question. In 2007, it was used when a player eliminated 90 or more members of the mob. After only two contestants managed to do so, it eventually became available in season two once a player had used up all three helps or eliminated at least 50 mob members, whichever came first.

Changes to the American version

The player could win $1 million by eliminating all 100 members of the mob. During the first season, each individual member eliminated by the player added to the prize total, gradually increasing to $10,000.

The second season brought a noticeable change to the set, incorporating a screen into the wall of mob members that displayed the current question and the amount of cash accumulated by the player. The digital board that had been used to show questions in the first season was changed to display the show's logo instead. During this season, the player's winnings were increased only after every 10th mob member had been eliminated. The player had to stay in the game until either all three helps had been used or at least 50 members had been eliminated, whichever came first; at this point, the "Sneak Peek" came into play and he/she could quit the game after any question.

For the 2010 version, the mob members appeared via individual webcams rather than being physically present in the studio. Carrie Ann Inaba served as host; the series aired on GSN, following rules and prize structures similar to the second NBC season, and offered a top prize of $50,000.

International versions

  •      Currently airing
  •      No longer airing
Country Name Host Network Air date
Arab League Arab World ? ?
Wahed Ded Meah: Al Mouajaha
Moustafa Shaban Abu Dhabi TV
Al-Hayat TV
January 5, 2010
 Argentina Uno contra Todos ? Canal 13 2005
 Australia 1 vs. 100 Eddie McGuire Nine Network January 29, 2007 - June 13, 2008
 Austria 1 gegen 100 Klaus Eberhartinger ORF 2008
 Belarus ? ?
Odin protiv vseh
George Koldun ?N? October 20, 2007 - June 28, 2014
( Flanders)
1 tegen 100 Koen Wauters vtm September 7, 2001
 Brazil Um contra Cem Roberto Justus SBT September 16, 2009 - August 18, 2010
 Bulgaria ?
Edin sreshtu vsicki
Niki Kanchev Nova Television 2007
 China ? Wang Han
Ren Jun
Hunan Satellite Television March 5, 2008 - July 31, 2008
April 15, 2010 - December 23, 2010
 Colombia Uno versus Cien Carlos Calero RCN 2011
 Croatia 1 protiv 100 Tarik Filipovi? HRT January 17, 2008 - June 26, 2011
 Czech Republic 1 proti 100 Roman ?mucler TV Nova September 21, 2004 - 2005
Libor Bou?ek
Leo? Mare?
Angeé Svobodová
Prima televize September 1, 2018 - October 6, 2018
 Denmark 1 mod 100 Peter Schmeichel TV3 2007
 France 1 contre 100 Benjamin Castaldi TF1 January 8, 2007 - April 25, 2008
Au pied du mur! Jean-Luc Reichmann July 9, 2012 - August 31, 2012
July 14, 2014 - September 19, 2014
 Germany 1 gegen 100 Linda de Mol
Wolfram Kons
RTL 2002
May 5, 2008 - August 22, 2008
 Greece ?
O Monomahos

Fatous Olous
Hristos Ferentinos
Giorgos Mitsikostas
Sotiris Kaluvatsis
Star Channel
Alpha TV
 Hungary Egy a 100 ellen András Sváby TV2 2007
 Hong Kong ? Wyman Wong ATV September 24, 2006 - December 15, 2006
 Indonesia 1 Lawan 100 Anjasmara Indosiar September 13, 2010 - April 29, 2011
Ehad Neged Meah
Avri Gilad Channel 2 (Reshet) May 8, 2007 - June 28, 2013
 Italy 1 contro 100 Amadeus Canale 5 May 7, 2007 - September 22, 2007
December 10, 2007 - January 13, 2008
 Lithuania Vienas prie? Visus Arnoldas Luko?ius
Algirdas Ramanauskas
LNK August 29, 2008[1]
 Netherlands Eén tegen 100 Caroline Tensen TROS
September 3, 2000 - 2005
 Norway Alle mot en Øyvind Mund TV2 2006
 Philippines 1 vs. 100 Edu Manzano ABS-CBN August 25, 2007 - April 19, 2008
 Portugal Um contra Todos José Carlos Malato RTP1 2004
 Russia ? ?
Odin protiv vseh
Alexandr Nuzhdin TV Center December 9, 2007 - April 26, 2009
 Serbia 1 protiv 100 ? RTV Pink 2007
 South Korea 1 ? 100
Il dae baek
Jo Chung Hyun KBS2 May 1, 2007 - December 18, 2018
 Spain 1 contra 100 Juan Y Medio
Carlos Sobera
Antena 3 2006-2007
 Sweden Alla mot en Rickard Sjöberg TV4 January 3, 2004 - May 27, 2005
  Switzerland 1 gegen 100 Susanne Kunz
René Rindlisbacher
Angélique Beldner
SF 1 2008
 Taiwan 101
Go To Top 101
Hu Gua CTV General, CTi Entertainment January 2, 2009 - November 27, 2009
 Thailand 1 100
Nueng tor Nueng roi
Tin Chokkamolkij Channel 3 April 5 - July 26, 2008
 Tunisia ?
Wahdak Ded Meah
Farah Ben Rajab Tunis 7 February 15, 2007
 Turkey 1'e Kar 100 Tamer Karada?l? Cine5 March 26, 2007[2]
 United Kingdom 1 vs. 100 Dermot O'Leary (Series 1 & 2)
Ben Shephard (Series 3 & 4)
BBC One Series 1: September 30, 2006 - November 18, 2006
Series 2: January 13, 2007 - August 25, 2007
Series 3: April 19, 2008 - June 28, 2008
Series 4: March 28, 2009 - May 23, 2009
 United States 1 vs. 100 Bob Saget NBC October 13, 2006 - February 22, 2008
Carrie Ann Inaba GSN November 15, 2010 - January 11, 2011
 Vietnam u trng 100 Thái Tu?n[3] VTV3 July 7, 2006[4] - July 16, 2012 (Dutch format)
July 23, 2012 - December 28, 2015 (American format)

List of contestants who beat the mob

On January 4, 2008, NBC aired a special, 1 vs. 100: Battle of the Sexes. Jason Luna eliminated the last 15 women in the mob with one question (What is the most popular card-giving holiday according to Hallmark? - the answer was Christmas, and incorrect answers were Mother's Day and Valentine's Day) and won US$1,000,000. Therefore, this is the only episode and special to win $1,000,000 in show history.

Also, as seen in the article:

  • Three people in Belarus won BYR 50,000,000 (or $2,500).
  • Two people in Bulgaria won BGN 100,000 (or $56,300).
  • One person in Brazil (Natan Rodrigues) won R$1,000,000 (or $313,500).
  • Five people in Croatia (Zlatko ?aponji?, Mirjana ?evo, Sini?a Belina, Tomislav Grubi?i? and Mirko Mio?i?) won 288,247/296,278/317,435/334,309/366,494 Kn (or in US dollars: $47,872/49,206/52,719/55,522/59,500; in Euros: EUR43,830/45,022/48,268/50,835/54,477).
  • Eleven people in France won EUR200,000 (or $218,440).
  • One person in Germany (Marc Lucas) won EUR100,000 (or $109,220).
  • Eleven people in Hong Kong beat all the mobs. The first one was Louis Hung () who won HK$25,225 (or $3,250) at the Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? winners special. The biggest winner was Steven Ng () who won HK$603,933 (or $77,800).
  • One person in Hungary (Horvath Gyorgy) won 50,000,000Ft (or in U.S. dollars: $180,000; in euros: EUR165,000).
  • Four people in Indonesia (Astria, Veronica, Sonny, Bachtiar) won Rp. 16,000,000/39,000,000/23,750,000/48,000,000 (or $1,175/2,864/1,744/3,525).
  • One person in Israel (Moshe Abu-Aziz) won ?1,000,000 (or $260,500).
  • Six people in Italy (Giorgio Cascini, Marco Cito, Antonio Capelli, Fabio D'Souza, Maurizio Biscàro and Isabella Marchetto) won EUR200,000.
  • Twenty-two people in South Korea (Jeong Young-Jin, Lee Wook-Ryun, Kim Joon-Gyum, Shin Eun-Im, Kim Gyung-Mok, Lee Jae-Wook, Park Ji-Sun (received ?25,000,000 (or $22,500) due to missing the double chance question), Park Sang-Hum, Hwang Hyeon-Hee, Jeon Tae-Guan, and Kim Tae-Gyeong, Kang Soo-Jeong, Peter Bartholomew, Jang Jin-yeong, Lee Chang-myung, Seo Su-min, Yoo Min-sang, Sung Hyuk, Han Hye-Yeon, Nam Gung-in, Kim tae-woo, Park Kyung) won ?50,000,000 (or $45,000).
  • Two people in the Philippines won ?2,000,000 (or $40,800). First is comedian Reynold "Pooh" Garcia on a 1 vs 100 Kids special and Jay Contreras, from the band Kamikazee, on a 1 vs. 100 Gays special.
  • Six people in the United Kingdom won a £50,000 (or $62,000) bonus after beating the mob and answering one final question correctly. Another person beat the mob, but rather than answer the bonus question, he took home over £16,000.
  • Many contestants in Vietnam had defeated all mob members under the Dutch format. The biggest winnings record was set on March 28, 2011 by Lê Th? Hng who won 46,190,000? after answering 6 questions without using any dodges, plus a 5,000,000? prize for the best performance among the mob members on the previous episode, making her total winnings 51,190,000? (or $2,300).[5][6] Under the American format, two people won 50,000,000? ($2,240) and five people won 80,000,000? ($3,580).

Video games

A video game adaptation of the show was released for the Nintendo DS on July 3, 2008. A massively multiplayer online version was released in Spring 2009 over Xbox 360's Xbox Live Primetime. A mobile video game adaptation of the show has been released for cell phones, developed by Gameloft.[7]

In 2008, Jakks Pacific released a TV Games version of 1 vs. 100.

See also


  1. ^ (in Lithuanian)Pirmieji ,,Vienas prie? visus" dalyviai - krep?inio sirgaliai (The first "One versus All" players - basketball fans) Archived June 23, 2015, at the Wayback Machine, August 29, 2008
  3. ^ (in Vietnamese)G?p ch? trò "u trng 100", February 14, 2007
  4. ^ (in Vietnamese)100 ngi ch?i trong m?t gameshow (100 players in a game show) Archived May 24, 2012, at the Wayback Machine, June 20, 2006
  5. ^ (in Vietnamese)u trng 100: k? l?c m?i v? gi?i thng (Arena 100: new winnings record) Archived February 22, 2014, at the Wayback Machine, March 28, 2011
  6. ^ (in Vietnamese)The full episode of u trng 100 on March 28, 2011[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "1 vs. 100 Review". Wireless.ign.com. Archived from the original on February 22, 2012. Retrieved 2014.

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