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Wie is de Mol?

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Wie is de Mol? (English: Who is the Mole?) is a Dutch reality television game show, based on De Mol (The Mole), a reality television game show which was originally created in 1998 by Woestijnvis and broadcast on VRT in Belgium. The first four seasons of Wie is de Mol? were regular seasons with ordinary people. After the break in 2004, all participants in the following seasons were Dutch celebrities. Starting from the 19th season, the show will be hosted by Rik van de Westelaken [nl].

Wie is de Mol?
GenreReality
Game show
Presented byMain seasons
Angela Groothuizen (1999–2005)
Karel van de Graaf [nl](2006–2007)
Pieter Jan Hagens [nl] (2008–2011)
Art Rooijakkers [nl] (2012–2018)
Rik van de Westelaken [nl] (2019–present)
Junior seasons
Sipke Jan Bousema (2008)
Art Rooijakkers [nl] (2014)
Country of originThe Netherlands
Original language(s)Dutch
No. of seasons18
2 (Junior)
No. of episodes181
Production
Production location(s)
Running time50 minutes
Production company(s)IDTV
Release
Original networkAVRO (1999–2014)
AVROTROS (2015–present)
Picture format576i (1999–2010)
1080i (2011–present)
Original releaseNovember 19, 1999 (1999-11-19) – present
Chronology
Related showsThe Mole
The Mole (Australia)
The Mole (U.S.)
The Mole (UK)
External links
Website
Production website

The 18th season in 2018, is the first to be presented in six different countries. Starting off episode 1 in five countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Ukraine. The remaining episodes of this season occur in Georgia.

Contents

FormatEdit

The program is about 10 candidates, who have to complete assignments by which they can earn money. However, one of the group members is the Mole. The Mole's goal is to make the assignments fail and keep the amount of money earned as low as possible. The other candidates do not know who the Mole is, and need to unmask him or her.

At the end of every episode the candidates take a multiple choice test about the mole's identity. The test contains 20 questions (40 questions in the final test) about the mole's activities since the previous test and personal questions about the Mole (for example, "Has the mole been baptized?"). With the help of 'greencards', which they can earn during the assignments, the contestants can turn incorrect test answers into correct answers.

The person with the fewest correct answers is then expelled from the show. In most series this process continues until only two contestants and the Mole remain. The winner is the person with the most correct answers in the final test and he or she gets all of the money earned during the previous stages of the game.

HostsEdit

Host
Guest appearance
Participant
Host S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 S7 S8 S9 S10 S11 S12 S13 S14 S15 S16 S17 S18 S19
Angela Groothuizen
Karel van de Graaf
Pieter Jan Hagens
Art Rooijakkers
Rik van de Westelaken

SeasonsEdit

Season Start date Host The Mole Winner Runner-up Amount won International destination
1 November 19, 1999 Angela Groothuizen Deborah Petra Robin ƒ 82.500,-[1]   Australia
2 January 5, 2001 Nico Sigrid Yvonne ƒ 70.000,-[2]   Scotland
3 February 8, 2002 George John Jantien €42.300,-   Portugal
4 March 15, 2003 Elise Ron Chandrika €35.550,-   Canada
5 January 14, 2005 Yvon Jaspers Marc-Marie Huijbregts Lottie Hellingman €23.000,-   Australia,
  Indonesia (Bali)
6 March 10, 2006 Karel van de Graaf Milouska Meulens Frédérique Huydts[3] Roderick Veelo €24.475,-   Argentina
7 January 4, 2007 Inge Ipenburg Paul Rabbering Renate Verbaan & Eva van der Gucht €17.300,-   Thailand
8 January 3, 2008 Pieter Jan Hagens Dennis Weening Edo Brunner Regina Romeijn €20.375,-   Mexico
9 January 8, 2009 Jon van Eerd Viviënne van der Assem Anniek Pheifer €22.650,-   Northern Ireland
  Jordan
10 January 7, 2010 Kim Pieters Frits Sissing Sanne Vogels €21.950,-   Japan
11 January 6, 2011 Patrick Stoof Art Rooijakkers[4] Soundos el Ahmadi €19.540,-   El Salvador
  Nicaragua
12 January 5, 2012 Art Rooijakkers Anne-Marie Jung Hadewych Minis Liesbeth Staats €12.601,-   Iceland
  Spain
13 January 3, 2013 Kees Tol Paulien Cornelisse Carolien Borgers €17.120,-   South Africa
14 January 2, 2014 Susan Visser Sofie van den Enk Freek Bartels €16.700,-   Hong Kong
  Philippines
15 January 1, 2015 Margriet van der Linden Rik van de Westelaken Marlijn Weerdenburg €10.500,-   Sri Lanka
16 January 2, 2016 Klaas van Kruistum Tim Hoffman Annemieke Schollaardt €13.020,-   Dominican Republic
17 January 7, 2017 Thomas Cammaert Sanne Wallis De Vries Jochem van Gelder €24.320,-   United States (  Oregon)
18 January 6, 2018 Jan Versteegh Ruben Hein Olcay Gulsen €17.750,-   Georgia
19 January 5, 2019 Rik van de Westelaken   Colombia

Junior editionsEdit

Season Airdate Presenter The Mole Winner Runner-up Prize money Destination
1 17 May 2008 Sipke Jan Bousema Amin Naomi Lara 6970 vierduiten (€79)   Zwolle
2 9 March 2014 Art Rooijakkers [nl] Jenny Davey Roeland €1,020   Maastricht
  Zeeland

Locations mapEdit

RatingsEdit

[5]

Season Timeslot Premiere Finale (Reunion) Average ratings
Date Ratings Date Ratings
1
Friday, 20:30
19 November 1999
807,000
21 January 2000
915,000 793,000
2
5 January 2001
1,070,000
2 March 2001
960,000 1,006,000
3
Friday, 21:35
8 February 2002
928,000
19 April 2002
1,005,000 909,000
4
Saturday, 21:00
15 March 2003
1,115,000
24 May 2003
626,000 785,000
5
Friday, 20:30
14 January 2005
1,289,000
18 March 2005
1,485,000 1,450,000
6
10 March 2006
1,168,000
12 May 2006
1,147,000 1,106,000
7
Thursday, 20:30[6]
4 January 2007
1,358,000
15 March 2007
1,270,000 1,188,000
8
3 January 2008
1,922,000
6 March 2008
1,563,000 1,513,000
9
8 January 2009
1,597,000
12 March 2009
1,409,000 1,460,000
10
7 January 2010
2,040,000
25 March 2010
1,558,000 1,673,000
11
6 January 2011
2,146,000
17 March 2011
2,031,000 1,922,000
12
5 January 2012
2,136,000
8 March 2012
2,105,000 1,899,000
13
3 January 2013
2,070,000
7 March 2013
2,579,000 2,132,000
14
2 January 2014
2,455,000
20 March 2014
3,148,000 2,464,000
15
1 January 2015
2,486,000
5 March 2015
3,359,000 2,403,700
16
Saturday, 20:30
2 January 2016
2,163,000
5 March 2016
2,982,000 2,114,900
17
7 January 2017
2,882,000
11 March 2017
2,999,000 2,536,000
18
6 January 2018
2,669,000
10 March 2018
3,227,000
19
5 January 2019
9 March 2019

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Guilder, the national Dutch currency at the time. This amounts to roughly € 37.437,-
  2. ^ Guilder, the national Dutch currency at the time. This amounts to roughly € 31.764,-
  3. ^ Frédérique Huydts died on 3 April 2006, during the period that season 6 was broadcast on television. As requested by her, the airing of the season continued. The €24,475 that she won was donated to WWF and Stichting KiKa.
  4. ^ After unmasking the Mole in season 11 and winning the season, Art went on to present Wie is de Mol? from seasons 12 and onwards.
  5. ^ "OVER WIDM". widm.nl. 2018.
  6. ^ Except for episode 5 of season 15 because of an incident in the Media Park. The episode aired the following Friday at 20.30.

External linksEdit