All Against 1 extends its reach

3 November, 2016

Banijay’s All Against 1, the interactive, studio-based entertainment show which pits one contestant against the entire nation, has been commissioned for a second season by Denmark’s DR1 following its highly successful launch on the public broadcaster in May this year.   A new local version of the 60’ format, which is owned jointly by Nordisk Film TV Denmark, Nordisk Film TV Norway and Norwegian public broadcaster NRK, has also been commissioned in Finland by Nelonen and a 90’ version is currently being developed for Norway’s public broadcaster NRK. In addition, Banijay is in advanced negotiations with broadcaster Sat 1 to produce the ratings-winning format in Germany.

Commissioning editor at NRK, Pia Basberg, says, “After our successful event show “King of Chess” in 2014, we challenged Nordisk Film & TV to make a broader entertainment show. In All Against 1 we really have a great take on a weekend prime time show, which appeals to a broad audience, in particular capturing the attention of the hard-to-please youth audience through the use of the app, which allows everyone to play along at home.”

All Against 1 has been a smash hit on DR1 the public broadcaster in Denmark, and sees one contestant take on the entire nation live. Produced by Nordisk Film TV for Denmark’s DR1, All Against 1 has already established itself as a ratings juggernaut and digital phenomenon in its home country, achieving a massive 44% average for its first season.

Can one smart contestant beat the entire nation? In this bold, addictive and engaging format, the contestant and the viewers are all asked the same questions, based on the outcome of a variety of unique and outlandish experiments, ranging from everyday science to crazy sports dares or spectacular stunts. The answer is literally anyone’s guess – so everyone in the country can play. The contestant answers alone, while the average of the viewers’ responses via the app determine the nation’s collective answer. Whoever’s answer is the closest banks the money at stake. But there’s only one way to win the jackpot: be closest to the answer for the final question. Can the contestant outsmart everybody else or will a lucky viewer, picked at random among the app players, claim the nation’s winnings for himself?