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Take It All is an American game show hosted by Howie Mandel. It premiered on NBC on December 10, 2012, as part of the 2012–13 television season.[1] In April 2012, NBC placed a seven-episode order for the show under the original title Howie Mandel's White Elephant.[2]

Take It All
NBC Take It All .jpg
Genre Game show
Presented by Howie Mandel
Narrated by Donna Ruko
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 6
Executive producer(s) Howie Mandel
Mike Marks
Scott St. John
Production company(s) Universal Television
Alevy Productions
Distributor NBCUniversal Television Distribution
Original network NBC
Original release December 10 (2012-12-10) – December 17, 2012 (2012-12-17)
Related shows Deal or No Deal
America's Got Talent
External links
Official website

Contestants on the show participate in a game similar to a white elephant gift exchange, attempting to win or steal more-valuable prizes each round to avoid elimination. The final two contestants participate in a variant on the prisoner's dilemma in which one decision by each of the two finalists determines whether they both go home with prizes, one winner takes everything, or they both go home with nothing.



Main gameEdit

Five contestants are chosen randomly at the start of the game. Five prizes are hidden inside boxes on the Dream Screen, each with a value between $5,000 and $12,000. The first contestant chooses a box and the contents are revealed. The next contestant can choose an unopened box or steal the first contestant's prize. A contestant whose item is stolen must then choose an unopened box or steal from another contestant; however, contestants cannot steal back their own item immediately.

Prior to having their item stolen, a contestant can block another contestant from stealing it. Each contestant can only block their item from being stolen once during the game. Once the contestant chooses to block their item from being stolen, it cannot be stolen by any contestant during the round.

The contestant with the lowest-value prize is eliminated at the end of the round. The process is repeated with the remaining four contestants in round two, which features prizes valued from $15,000 to $25,000. The contestant who finished with the most-valuable prize in the previous round begins round two. Again, the contestant with the lowest-valued prize is eliminated, and the remaining three contestants compete for prizes valued from $30,000 to $100,000 in round three. The final two contestants after round three advance to the Prize Fight.

Prize FightEdit

The final two contestants each select a random card from a deck of ten containing values ranging from $25,000 to $250,000. The values chosen are not revealed to either contestant upon selection. The two remaining contestants then separately and secretly decide to "keep mine" or "take it all", similar in format to the prisoner's dilemma. If both contestants choose "keep mine", each leaves the game with the prizes already accumulated earlier in the game, along with the cash value selected at the start of the Prize Fight. If one contestant chooses "keep mine" and the other chooses "take it all", the contestant who chose "take it all" collects not only their prizes and cash award, but also the other contestant's prizes and cash award, and the contestant who chose "keep mine" leaves empty-handed. However, if both players choose "take it all", both players forfeit all prizes accumulated during the game as well as the cash awards, and both leave empty-handed.

Nielsen ratingsEdit

Date Rating Share Rating/share
Episode 1 December 10, 2012 (2012-12-10) 4.3[3] 6 2.2/5[4] 7.12[4]
Episode 2 December 11, 2012 (2012-12-11) 4.5[5] 7 2.2/6[6] 7.18[6]
Episode 3 December 12, 2012 (2012-12-12) 2.2[7] 3 1.1/3[8] 3.40[8]
Episode 4 December 13, 2012 (2012-12-13) 2.4[9] 4 1.2/3[10] 3.93[10]
Episode 5 December 14, 2012 (2012-12-14) 2.9[11] 5 1.1/3[12] 4.70[12]
Episode 6 December 17, 2012 (2012-12-17) 1.5/4[13] 4.53[13]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (October 26, 2012). "NBC Announces Premiere of 'Take it All', Exciting Game Show From Howie Mandel". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 27, 2012. 
  2. ^ Rose, Lacey (April 17, 2012). "NBC Orders 'Howie Mandel's White Elephant' Game Show". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 27, 2012. 
  3. ^ Porter, Rick (December 11, 2012). "TV ratings: '2 Broke Girls' and 'The Voice' lead Monday as American Country Awards stumble". Zap 2 It. Retrieved December 11, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Bibel, Sara (December 11, 2012). "Monday Final Ratings: 'Gossip Girl' Adjusted Up; 'How I Met Your Mother', 'Extreme Makeover', '2 Broke Girls', 'Hawaii Five-0' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved December 11, 2012. 
  5. ^ Porter, Rick (December 12, 2012). "TV ratings: 'NCIS' and 'The Voice' lead Tuesday and 'Parenthood' matches a season high". Zap 2 It. Retrieved December 12, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b Bibel, Sara (December 12, 2012). "Tuesday Final Ratings: 'The Voice' & 'The Mindy Project' Adjusted Up; 'Happy Endings' & 'Take It All' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved December 12, 2012. 
  7. ^ TV ratings: 'Criminal Minds' and 'Modern Family' lead a soft Wednesday
  8. ^ a b Bibel, Sara (December 13, 2012). "Wednesday Final Ratings: 'The X Factor' Adjusted Up; 'The Middle' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved December 13, 2012. 
  9. ^ TV Ratings: 'Scandal' hits series high while 'The X Factor' dips
  10. ^ a b Bibel, Sara (December 14, 2012). "Thursday Final Ratings: 'The Vampire Diaries' Adjusted Up; 'Last Resort', 'Two and a Half Men', 'Person of Interest', 'Grey's Anatomy' & 'Scandal' Adjusted Down". Retrieved December 15, 2012. 
  11. ^ TV ratings: 'Fringe' rises a little Friday vs. softer competition
  12. ^ a b Kondolojy, Amanda (December 17, 2012). "Friday Final TV Ratings: 'Prancer Returns' Adjusted Down, No Adjustments for 'Last Man Standing', 'Malibu Country' or 'Fringe'". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved December 18, 2012. 
  13. ^ a b Kondolojy, Amanda (December 18, 2012). "Monday Final Ratings: 'The Voice' Adjusted Up; '1600 Penn' Adjusted Down + No Adjustments for 'Gossip Girl' Finale". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved December 18, 2012. 

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