Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Okay, they're actually building the hourglass for Million Second Quiz. The thing's going up on the rooftop of an abandoned Manhattan car dealership. Kind of a neat picture. Who knew that a little old game show could set off major construction in New York City?
The linked story has more details of the gameplay. We even get some stats: 25,000 questions, 800 to 1,000 participants, 600,000 watts of power for the hourglass set, and 4.5 million "bouts" already played online with the show's tablet app.
And the most important stat of all: two million bucks to the big winner on the show's September 19 finale. Showrunner David Hurwitz modestly allows: "If things play out the way we hope things play out, we could be changing the course of television." Gee, is that all? I never knew trivia questions had such power. We'll see if things play out in a good way starting September 9.