The Economics Of Game Show Contestants

June 16, 2014 in Daily Bulletin

Buzzfeed posted an article titled “11 Secrets About Game Shows That You Probably Never Knew”:

  • All the contestants on shows such as Wheel of Fortune appear to be the same height because the shorter contestants stand on platforms.
  • Winning a prize can mean losing money. If you win a car you have to pay taxes on it.
  • As soon as you leave the studio people will try to buy your prizes from you – at prices far lower than the inflated ones advertised on the show.
  • In the French and Russian versions of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, the audience is notorious for intentionally giving the wrong answer when the Ask The Audience lifeline is used.
  • The shows that seem to play out over the course of a week? They’re filmed in a day.

Read the full list and find out more of the tricks of the trade over here.

Source: Buzzfeed