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Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? is a television game show format based on asking grade-school level questions to adults. The format originated in the United States which first aired on FOX in February 2007. The show was created by Mark Burnett[1]. The show has since been replicated in several foreign countries; some under the same title, and some under modified titles. The first season of the show ranked 28th in the Nielsen Ratings, with an average of 12.8 million viewers per episode. Quiz show redirects here. ... The Fox Broadcasting Company, usually referred to as just Fox (the company itself prefers the capitalized version FOX), is a television network in the United States. ... Mark Burnett (born 17 July 1960), a British-born, naturalized citizen of the United States, is a US TV producer known for pioneering reality television as a genre. ...


Gameplay

Each game is played by a single contestant who earns money incrementally based on a payout ladder by answering trivia questions, with the game themed as a school quiz.


The contestant is presented and he/she is entered in textbook for the grade level of the particular question. Some questions are multiple choice or true/false; others require the contestant to answer without any options.


Each correct answer moves the contestant up a payout ladder with a final bonus fifth grade question moving the contestant up one more step to the top prize. At any point up to the final question, the contestant may quit the game after seeing the question. For the final question, the contestant must decide whether to quit after seeing only the subject; if they choose to see the question, they must answer it.


There are five "classmates" in the game of approximately fifth-grade age who also answer each question in secret by writing their answers. These answers are sometimes used to create tension when the classmates answers do not correlate with the contestant's. Additionally, the contestant selects one of the classmates at the beginning of the game to help them during the game. Each classmate can only help for two questions, and then a new classmate must be selected.


The selected classmate provides the contestant with two "cheats", each of which may only be used once. The contestant may choose to "peek" at the classmate's paper, which allows them to see the classmate's answer before they give their own (once the peek is used the contestant must answer the question); the contestant may "copy" the classmate, which automatically locks the classmate's answer in as their own. In addition, the contestant has one "save" which comes into play after the contestant gives their first wrong answer. If the classmate has written the correct answer, they save the contestant; otherwise, the game ends and the contestant loses the game and wins nothing, unless they have correctly answered five questions, at which point they are guaranteed the fifth level of the payout ladder. The cheats are not available on the final question;[2] additionally, once all three cheats are used, the chosen classmate returns to the group and no new classmate is selected. The classmates continue to write answers for the questions, however, to be used for tension.


Upon leaving the game either by quitting, or answering incorrectly, the contestant must profess to the camera, "I am not smarter than a fifth grader."


Versions

The show has spawned many versions around the world:

Country Name Host Channel Premiere Language
 Argentina ¿Sabés más que un chico de 5to grado? Pablo Granados América 2 July 9, 2007 Spanish
 Australia Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?[3] Rove McManus Network Ten September 26, 2007 English
 Austria Dreizehn Christian Clerici ORF1 September 27, 2007 German
 Belgium Slimmer Dan Een Kind Van 10? Goedele Liekens VT4 September 6, 2007 Dutch
 Bulgaria Това го знае всяко хлапе![4] Ivan & Andrei bTV September 15, 2007 Bulgarian
 Brazil Você é Mais Esperto Que um Aluno da 5a Série?[5] Silvio Santos SBT September 23, 2007 Portuguese
 Canada Are You Smarter Than a Canadian 5th Grader?[6] Colin Mochrie Global October 25, 2007 English
 Colombia ¿Sabes más que un niño de primaria? TBA Caracol TV TBA Spanish
 Czech Republic Jsi chytřejší než Páťák? Michal Suchánek & Richard Genzer TV Nova 2007 Czech
 Denmark Er Du Klogere End En 10-Arig? Jan Gintberg TV3 September 22, 2007 Danish
 France Êtes vous plus fort qu’un élève de 10 ans? Roland Magdane M6 September 3, 2007 French
 Germany Das weiß doch jedes Kind![7] Cordula Stratmann Sat.1 July 6, 2007 German
 Hungary Okosabb vagy mint egy 5-es?[8] Attila Till TV2 August 24, 2007 Hungarian
 Iceland Ertu skarpari en skólakrakki? Gunnar Hansson Skjár 1 October 21, 2007 Icelandic
 Israel ?האם אתה חכם מתלמיד כיתה ו' Eyal Kizis Channel 2 July 2007 Hebrew
 Latvia Vai tu esi gudrāks par piektklasnieku? Māris Olte TV3 September 8, 2007 Latvian
 Lithuania Penktokų iššūkis Andrius Rožickas TV3 September 2, 2007 Lithuanian
 Netherlands Ben je slimmer dan een kind? Erik van der Hoff Net 5 September 2, 2007 Dutch
 New Zealand Are You Smarter Than A 10 Year Old?[9] Dominic Bowden TV2 September 9, 2007 English
 Philippines Kakasa Ka Ba Sa Grade 5? Janno Gibbs GMA Network October 27, 2007 Filipino and English
 Poland Czy jesteś mądrzejszy od 5-klasisty ? Robert Korólczyk TV Puls/FOX Polska October 29, 2007 Polish
 Portugal Sabe Mais Do Que Um Miúdo De 10 Anos? Jorge Gabriel RTP1 September 17, 2007 Portuguese
 Romania Te Crezi Mai De5tept Virgil Iantu Prima TV Unknown Romanian
 Serbia Da li ste pametniji od đaka petaka? Voja Nedeljković Fox September 2007 Serbian
 Slovakia Ste chytrejší ako piatak? Peter Marcin TV Markiza 2007 Slovak
 South Africa Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?[10] To be Announced Later DStv January, 2008 English
 Spain ¿Sabes más que un niño de primaria? Ramón García Antena 3 July 2007 Spanish
 Thailand ถ้าคุณแน่? อย่าแพ้ ป.4! Kanit Sarasin Thai TV 3 October 1, 2007 Thai
 Turkey 5'e Gidenden Akilli Misin? Tolga Gariboğlu STAR TV June 2007 Turkish
 United Kingdom Are You Smarter Than a 10 Year Old? (primetime)[11] Noel Edmonds Sky One October 7, 2007 English
Are You Smarter Than a 10 Year Old? (daytime)[12] Dick and Dom Sky One November 12, 2007 English
 United States Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? Jeff Foxworthy FOX February 27, 2007 English

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Notes

  1. ^ Ward, Julia. "Are you smarter than a 5th grader?", TV Squad, 2006-12-14. 
  2. ^ "Episode AYS-109". Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader. Fox Broadcasting Company. 2007-04-19. No. 09, season 1.
  3. ^ Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?. Channel Ten. Retrieved on 2007-09-06.
  4. ^ Нова тв игра тръгва по bTV през септември (Bulgarian). TvTv.bg (2007-08-16). Retrieved on 2007-08-19.
  5. ^ Sistema Brasileiro de Televisão (Portuguese). TvTv.bg (2007-08-16). Retrieved on 2007-08-19.
  6. ^ Global Signs Up for Canadian Version of Burnett Game Show. World Screen (2007-08-02). Retrieved on 2007-09-06.
  7. ^ Fassler, Kristina. Cordula Stratmann moderiert neue Sat.1-Wissens-Show "Das weiß doch jedes Kind" (German). ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG. Retrieved on 2007-09-06.
  8. ^ Staff, Pestiside. "New Dumb Game Show Shows Hungarians Smarter than Americans, Sort Of", Pestiside.hu, 2007-08-17. 
  9. ^ Are You Smarter Than A 10 Year Old?. Eyeworks Touchdown. Retrieved on 2007-09-06.
  10. ^ Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?. MNET - A Division of DStv. Retrieved on 2007-10-25.
  11. ^ "Edmonds strikes kids quiz TV deal", BBC, 2007-05-24. 
  12. ^ Clarke, Steve. "Sky One grabs 'Fifth Grader'", Variety, 2007-04-11. 

 
 

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