The Rich List

Common Sense Media says

Trivia-based game show is family-friendly fun.





What parents need to know

Positive messages

Teams are obviously competitive and want to win the money, but this series isn't as greed-focused as Deal or No Deal or as mean-spirited as 1 vs 100 can get.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this entertaining game show offers family-friendly content that begs to be shared by those at home. Both parents and kids will love testing their smarts on a wide range of topics -- against the contestants and against each other (though younger grade-schoolers may not have the knowledge base to participate in a lot of the categories). The show's contagious energy and absence of questionable content make it a great choice for families to enjoy together. The odd-couple contestant pairs (a Harvard grad and a waitress, for example) are strangers, but they must strategize together and trust each other's judgment to move ahead in the game.

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What's the story?

THE RICH LIST is a trivia-based game show that matches up total strangers to form unlikely contestant pairs whose combined fact reserves might just be the key to a treasure. Once the two teams are matched up, host Eamonn Holmes reveals the list each team needs to complete (like animated Disney movies or the 50 most popular U.S. newspapers), and the teams alternate bidding on how many answers they can fill in. The first team to win two lists in a round moves on to a money round, in increments of up to $250,000. They can stop at any point, keeping the money they've earne, but if they answer incorrectly at any point, they return to their pod with no earnings from that round. There's no cap on the contestants' winnings, so a team can stick around as long as their knowledge holds out and they keep eliminating the competition.

Is it any good?


If you're looking for family-friendly entertainment that's heavy on fun, The Rich List fits the bill. Although younger viewers won't have enough background on most of the list topics to guess many answers, tweens and teens will enjoy the series as much as their parents do, and the whole family can get in on the action by tossing around their own random knowledge.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about competition and teamwork. Why do people compete? What can you gain by taking on a challenge and doing your best? What does it mean to be a sore loser or a boastful winner? Why is good sportsmanship important? What traits are important in a good teammate? How do teammates learn to work together? How well do you think you'd do on this show?

TV details

Cast:Eamonn Holmes
Genre:Game Shows
TV rating:TV-PG

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