Game show

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A game show is an entertainment program on radio and television in which z. B. one or more candidates have to perform tasks , solve puzzles or answer questions correctly. The quiz show is a subtype of the game show. Some game shows are broadcast as Saturday night shows.

A game show is a game with candidates according to fixed rules and a final structure. Its core is the competition that ultimately leads to the victory of a candidate or a group of candidates. In the past, material prizes were awarded much more often, but now there are usually higher sums of money to be won. Which serves for the technical realization of the games (input devices, control monitors, etc.) games technology .

Well-known game shows on German-language television were or are among others (sorted by the year of the first broadcast, with the name of the main channel):

Other television game shows are grouped under the category: Game Show .


  • Matthias Woisin: The television is entertaining. The game show as a communication event (= language in society , volume 13), Lang, Frankfurt am Main, Bern / New York, NY / Paris 1988, ISBN 3-631-41568-0 (dissertation Uni Hamburg 1988, 270 pages) .

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