The Million Second Quiz

Reality round the clock

NBC’s large scale live event gameshow Million Second Quiz has ended after nearly 12 days of continuous competition and handing out the biggest prize in network history. But what does the show say about the future of the future of primetime reality shows? Jesse Whittock reports. Stephen Lambert’s London-based development team first conceived NBC’s Million […]

Million Second Quiz App for would-be contestants

The creators of The Million Second Quiz have launched an app that allows would-be contestants to win the chance to compete in the much-hyped upcoming gameshow. Billed as a gateway for players that want to head to New York and be on the show the app is now on the Apple App Store. It is […]

Ryan Seacrest to present, produce Million Second Quiz

Ryan Seacrest has cemented his place at the top of the presenting tree on US television by landing the job to host NBC’s upcoming live gameshow The Million Second Quiz. Furthermore, The American Idol host will executive produce the show, which All3Media America, Studio Lambert and Universal Television are producing. However, Ryan Seacrest Productions is […]

Comcast cable channels grow as NBC toils

NBCUniversal’s cable channels business grew revenues by 4.6% in the first quarter of this year, but revenues at US broadcast network NBC tumbled nearly 20%. The cable unit – which houses channels including USA Network, Bravo and Syfy – saw revenues for the three months to March 31, 2013, reach US$2.25 billion compared with US$2.12 […]

NBC readies ‘genre-redefining’ live quiz series

US network NBC has commissioned a huge live interactive quiz show that will broadcast from a giant hourglass in the middle of Manhattan, with a potential US$10 million cash prize on offer. The Million Second Quiz comes from Lambert (pictured), with his Studio Lambert, All3Media America (fka Studio Lambert USA) and Universal Television and will […]