ITV Recommissions “Tipping Point” for Second Series
ITV’s surprise daytime hit game show Tipping Point is coming back for a second series. BroadcastNow reports that the network has ordered an extended second edition of the quiz game based on “penny drop” arcade games. Forty 60 minute episodes will air sometime in 2013. Hosted by Ben Shephard, the 20 episode first series averaged two million viewers and a 15% share. ITV factual and daytime commissioner Diana Howie ordered the show, along with director of factual and daytime Alison Sharman, and said to BroadcastNow, “We are delighted with the success of the first series of Tipping Point and are very much looking forward to bringing viewers a second extended series.”
Tipping Point sees contestants answer questions to earn chips to drop down the large coin drop machine. Any coins that fall off the “tipping point” earn that person cash. Eventually one contestant will remain and try to push the jackpot disc off the “tipping point” to earn a £10,000 jackpot. Take a look at the show below.
I was initially pretty rough on the show, but the more I’ve read and seen, I can understand why it worked. It’s vastly different than anything else on the air, has a great set piece, and works pretty well. I still think it’s a bit too serious in tone and the actual game mechanics could use some ironing out, not to mention some bonus discs thrown into the machine would do a boring second half wonders, but it’s always glad to see any genre show succeed so we look forward to the next series.
Source : BroadcastNow