Qui sera millionnaire?

Qui sera millionaire? (literally, "Who Will Be a Millionaire?") is the French-language Belgian adaptation of the game show format Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. Hosted by Alain Simons, it aired on RTL-TVI from 28 August 2000 to June 2005, and from September to October 2008.

Money treeEdit

Payout structure
Question
number
Question value
2000–2001 2002–2005
2008
15 10,000,000 BEF (€247,894) €1,000,000
14 5,000,000 BEF (€123,947) €125,000
13 3,000,000 BEF (€74,368) €75,000
12 2,000,000 BEF (€49,579) €50,000
11 1,000,000 BEF (€24,789) €25,000
10 500,000 BEF (€12,395) €12,500
9 300,000 BEF (€7,437) €8,000
8 150,000 BEF (€3,718) €4,000
7 80,000 BEF (€1,983) €2,000
6 40,000 BEF (€992) €1,000
5 20,000 BEF (€496) €500
4 10,000 BEF (€248) €250
3 5,000 BEF (€124) €125
2 2,000 BEF (€50) €50
1 1,000 BEF (€25) €25
  Milestone
  Top prize

HistoryEdit

The show began with a jackpot of 10 million Belgian francs. Only one contestant, Katia Savignano on 4 June 2001, won the jackpot in the entire history of the show.[1] Starting from 31 December 2001, the jackpot became €1,000,000, roughly four times as much as before.[2] The series reached peaks of 700,000 viewers, a 40% market share.[3]

In June 2005, it was announced that the show would not return for autumn, having already been put earlier in the schedule due to the success of Lost.[4] It remained off air until it was announced in July 2008 that it would return.[3] Running from 8 September to 13 October, it received an average audience of 379,000 (21.7% market share).[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dix millions en 15 questions" [Ten million in 15 questions]. La Dernière Heure (in French). 5 June 2001. Retrieved 27 April 2021.
  2. ^ Van Vaerenbergh, Olivier (31 December 2001). "RTL-TVI Alain Simons présente le premier «Millionnaire» en euros, en compagnie des animateurs maison et au bénéfice du Télévie «Ils ont eu un peu peur de paraître nigauds»" [RTL-TVI Alain Simons presents the first "Millionaire" in euros, in company of home presenters and in benefit of Télévie "They were a bit afraid of seeming stupid"]. Le Soir (in French). Retrieved 27 April 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Le millionnaire revient sur RTL" [Millionnaire returns to RTL]. La Dernière Heure (in French). 18 July 2008. Retrieved 27 April 2021.
  4. ^ Seront, Frédéric (23 June 2005). "Qui sera millionnaire? ne sera pas de retour en septembre" [Qui sera millionnaire? will not return in September]. La Dernière Heure (in French). Retrieved 27 April 2021.
  5. ^ "Ces jeux qui cartonnent" [These game shows that do extremely well]. L'Avenir (in French). 18 April 2009. Retrieved 27 April 2021.