The 1% Club Getting German Treatment


BBC Studios has licensed the entertainment format The 1% Club to Germany’s SevenOne Entertainment Group.

Originally created by Magnum Media for ITV in the U.K., the German adaptation of the game show will be produced by BBC Studios Germany. Germany is the fifth country to license the format, following agreements in France, Israel, the Netherlands and Spain.

The 1% Club is already commissioned for a second season in the U.K.

The format puts the nation’s intelligence to the test, with contestants answering a series of questions that can only be answered using logic, reasoning skills and common sense. The game begins with questions that 90 percent of the population would get right and continues until the final question that only 1 percent of the country can solve.

Hannes Hiller, senior VP of content development for SAT.1 and ProSieben, said: “With The 1% Club, Magnum Media in the U.K. have created a major hit. With the first eight episodes, this captivating show advanced to become one of the most successful British quizzes in 10 years. The 1% Club is the perfect family entertainment. This quiz is not about classical knowledge—it is about logical thinking. That’s why everyone has the same chance, regardless of age—in the TV studio as well as at home in front of the screen.”

Philipp Schmid, managing director of BBC Studios Germany, said: “BBC Studios Germany are delighted to be the local producers of The 1% Club, a format that is making waves both in the market and with viewers at home. We’re very much looking forward to making this unique, family-orientated and highly entertaining format for our German audience.”