You Quiz on the Block

You Quiz on the Block (Korean유 퀴즈 온 더 블럭) is a South Korean variety show program on tvN starring Yoo Jae-suk and Jo Se-ho.[1]

You Quiz on the Block
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Promotional poster
Hangul유 퀴즈 온 더 블럭
GenreTalk show
Quiz show
Starring
Opening theme"Step by Step" by New Kids on the Block
Ending theme"Step by Step" by New Kids on the Block
Country of originSouth Korea
Original languageKorean
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes158 (as of June 22, 2022 (2022-06-22)) (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producerKim Min-seok
Production locationSouth Korea
Running time60–90 minutes
DistributortvN
Release
Original networktvN
Original release
  • 2018:
    August 29 – November 14, 2018 (2018-08-29 – 2018-11-14)
  • 2019:
    April 16 – December 3, 2019 (2019-04-16 – 2019-12-03)
  • 2020 – 2022:
    March 11, 2020 (2020-03-11) – present
Korean name
Hangul
유 퀴즈 온 더 블럭
Revised RomanizationYu kwijeu on deo beulleok
McCune–ReischauerYu k'wijŭ on tŏ pŭllŏk

The first 12 episodes aired on tvN from August 29 and ended on November 14, 2018. It is broadcast by tvN on Wednesdays at 23:00 (KST).[2]

For 2019, the show was aired from April 16 and ended on December 3 on Tuesdays at 23:00 (KST).[3][4][5]

Since March 11, 2020, the show is broadcast on Wednesdays, initially at 21:00 (KST).[6][7] Air time has been moved to 20:40 (KST) since October 2020.[8]

SynopsisEdit

The show is about Yoo Jae-suk and Jo Se-ho who enter ordinary people's everyday lives, chat with them, and give them surprise quizzes. The talk and quiz show program will spotlight these people's lives and aims to gift them a refreshing, different kind of day.[9]

Season 1 (2018)Edit

  • In episode 1 – 5, the challenger will randomly pick a set of questions, with Yoo giving the questions and Jo supporting the challenger. Each challenger will receive ₩1,000,000 after answering 5 questions correctly in a row and if it cannot be done, he/she will receive a token of appreciation from the staff. Each challenger can choose to use any of the help-seeking opportunities:
    (If any of the help-seeking opportunities is used in a question, it will not be available for the later questions)
    1. An acquaintance call;
    2. Discuss with Jo Se-ho;
    3. Discuss with the members of the public;
  • In episode 6 – 12, the questions are divided into objective questions and subjective questions. The challenger must choose one type of question to answer.
    • Objective questions - Each challenger will receive ₩1,000,000 if he/she can answer 3 questions correctly in a row.
    • Subjective questions - Each challenger will receive ₩1,000,000 if he/she answer the question correctly.

Yoo and Jo will start their quizzing trip as early as 8:30 am and must stop by 6 pm as part of the "work-life balance" policy.

The show temporarily ended for the year due to the seasonal cold weather making the interview almost impossible for the casts and participants. The show will continue in 2019 once the weather has warmed up.[3]

Season 2 (2019)Edit

The show returns with an upgrade to the quiz. The question bank consists of keyword cards, and the challenger chooses one to answer the card's question. If the challenger answers correctly he/she wins ₩1,000,000, and has the option to go for a second question or just stop and take the ₩1,000,000 that was won. If the challenger gets the second question correctly, the prize money doubles to ₩2,000,000, otherwise the prize money will immediately become zero. In addition, when the program's logo was found on the back of the keyword card that was picked, if the challenger answers that question correctly, he/she wins ₩1,000,000 and the show will donate ₩1,000,000 to a charity organisation under his/her name.[10]

The show temporarily ended for the year and resumed on March 11, 2020.[11][12]

Season 3 (2020 - 2022)Edit

2020Edit

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in South Korea, the show will be filmed indoors instead of on the streets.[13][14] The show returns with Dearest Quiz, a new version of quiz in which one citizen connected through online, as question giver, asks the challenger a question, and if the challenger answers it correctly, both persons would get ₩1,000,000 each. If the challenger answers wrongly, both would get tokens of appreciation chosen by spinning the wheel. Citizens can apply as question givers on the show's homepage.

There were no new episodes on April 1 and 8, 2020 in the wake of COVID-19 and the show was replaced in the time slot by other programs.[15]

2021Edit

Episode originally planned for August 4, 2021 was cancelled due to one of the filming staff having tested positive for COVID-19, and instead an edited version of the previous episodes was aired in its place.[16] Episode for September 22, 2021 was cancelled because a special movie (Deliver Us from Evil) was shown for the Chuseok holidays in its time slot.[17] In each of the cases, the show resumed to the regular programming the subsequent week.

The episode on December 29, 2021, was replaced with a special version titled "Stories that Surprised You (당신을 놀라게 한 이야기)" based on previous episodes possibly because Yoo Jae-suk was tested positive for COVID-19.[18] New episode resumed on January 12, 2022.

2022Edit

On January 28, it was reported that Jo Se-ho had been diagnosed with COVID-19.[19] On February 4, it was confirmed that Jo would return to normal. having recovered from COVID-19 infection.[20] However, he did not participate in episode 142 (February 16), with Lee Malnyeon temporarily taking his place and airing on 9:45 PM, about 1 hour later than usual.[21]

March 9 was the day of the 2022 South Korean presidential election, and a special episode called "Choice that Changed Your Life (인생을 바꾼 선택)" was aired in the place of a normal episode.[22]

Episode 150 (April 20) garnered controversy and criticism of political bias for featuring Yoon Suk-yeol, the president-elect of South Korea at the time, and the video clip of his appearance in the show ended up not being uploaded to tvN's on-demand video service unlike other guests.[23]

June 1 is the day of the 2022 South Korean local elections, and a new episode will not be aired that day.[24]

AirtimeEdit

Airdate Broadcast Start Time (KST)
August 29 – November 14, 2018 Wednesdays at 23:00
April 16 – December 3, 2019 Tuesdays at 23:00
March 11 – August 26, 2020 Wednesdays at 21:00
September 2–30, 2020 Wednesdays at 20:50
October 7, 2020 – present Wednesdays at 20:40

CastEdit

Name Episode Notes
Yoo Jae-suk 1 – present [1][10]
Jo Se-ho 1 – present

EpisodesEdit

Year Number of
Episodes
Broadcast Date
First aired Last aired
2018 12 April 29, 2018 November 14, 2018
2019 34 April 16, 2019 December 3, 2019
2020 41 March 11, 2020 December 30, 2020
2021 49 January 6, 2021 December 22, 2021
2022 22 January 12, 2022 TBA
Total 158

RatingsEdit

  • Ratings listed below are the individual corner ratings of You Quiz on the Block. (Note: Individual corner ratings do not include commercial time, which regular ratings include.)
  • In the ratings below, the highest rating for the show will be in red and the lowest rating for the show will be in blue each year.

2018Edit

List of ratings (episode 1–12)
Ep. # Original Airdate AGB Nielsen
(Nationwide)
[25][26]
1 August 29 2.289%
2 September 5 1.902%
3 September 12 1.843%
4 September 19 1.873%
5 September 26 1.545%
6 October 3 1.590%
7 October 10 1.516%
8 October 17 1.701%
9 October 24 1.628%
10 October 31 1.650%
11 November 7 1.718%
12 November 14 1.553%

2019Edit

List of ratings (episode 13–46)

2020Edit

List of ratings (episode 47–87)

2021Edit

List of ratings (episode 88–136)

2022Edit

List of ratings (episode 137–TBA)

Spin-offEdit

A 2-episode spin-off titled "It's Party Time" (난리났네 난리났어) was aired on January 28 and February 4, 2021. This spin-off invites guests who have appeared on the main show to share new stories.[27]

RatingsEdit

  • Ratings listed below are the individual corner ratings of It's Party Time. (Note: Individual corner ratings do not include commercial time, which regular ratings include.)
  • In the ratings below, the highest rating for the show will be in red and the lowest rating for the show will be in blue each year.
List of ratings (episodes 1–2)
Ep. # Original Airdate AGB Nielsen Ratings
(Nation-wide)
[25][28]
1 January 28, 2021 3.702%
2 February 4, 2021 3.130%

Awards and nominationsEdit

Name of the award ceremony, year presented, category, nominee of the award, and the result of the nomination
Award ceremony Year Category Nominee / Work Result Ref.
Baeksang Arts Awards 2020 Technical Award Park Si-yeon (Filming) Nominated [29]
2021 Best Entertainment Program You Quiz on the Block Nominated [30][31]
Best Variety Performer – Male Jo Se-ho Nominated
2022 Nominated [32][33]
Best Picture (Entertainment) You Quiz on the Block Nominated
Brand of the Year Awards 2021 Talk Show of the year Won [34]
Korea Communications Commission Broadcasting Awards Social and Cultural Development Excellence Award Won [35]

State honorsEdit

Name of the organization, year presented, and the award given
Organization Year Award Ref.
Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs 2021 Veteran Culture Award [36][37]

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