Endemol Shine Group and Quebecor Content close new deal for The Wall
Global content creator, producer and distributor Endemol Shine Group today announced a new deal with Quebecor Content as The Wall moves into French Canada.
Quebecor Content is set to produce the international smash hit original US format from Glassman Media, SpringHill Entertainment and Universal Television Alternative Studio for TVA in prime-time.
The Wall is the No. 1 game show in the US on NBC and the highest rated game show of the year in France on TF1. With a Spanish version currently in production and a German version for RTL due later this year, The Wall is a tense, heart-stopping quiz which requires both the right answers and the right bounces in order to win a life-changing cash prize.
A combination of quiz, luck and strategy set against the background of a highly dramatic and interactive set piece, a pair of teammates must work together to tackle the mammoth wall. Emotions run high as green and red balls fall down The Wall, determining monumental gains and heartbreaking losses.
Lisa Perrin CEO of Creative Networks says – “The Wall is an extraordinary format which has become a breakout hit in the US and France where it continues to deliver huge audiences for both NBC and TF1.
With local German and Spanish versions currently in production, this new deal with Quebec Content underscores the huge potential for the international market; The Wall truly has pan-global appeal.”
The No 1 gameshow in the US, series 1 of The Wall has delivered an average consolidated audience of 6.77 million viewers and a 6.3% market share, with each episode ranked as the No.1 non-scripted show of the night.
On TF1, The Wall is the No.1 show in the access primetime slot, beating the competition across all channels. It’s premiere ranked as the highest rated new launch for a game show in France since 2009 and has to date, delivered an average audience of 4.35 million viewers and a 22.4% market share, exceeding TF1’s slot average share by +37%. (Endemol)
The lucrative Canadian expansion comes as The Wall inches closer to an ever likely third season renewal on NBC. Stay tuned…