Quebecor Content acquires rights to “The Wall”, the biggest game show in the world!
“The Wall” is an original US format from LeBron James’ and Maverick Carter’s SpringHill Entertainment and Andrew Glassman’s Glassman Media in association with Universal Television Alternative Studio.
Distributed Internationally by Endemol Shine Group, the US program is Executive Produced by LeBron James, Maverick Carter, Andrew Glassman.
Montreal, June 26, 2017 Quebecor Content is thrilled to announce it has recently acquired the rights to the original US format The Wall and is ecstatic to be bringing this thrilling show to its viewers in French Canada.
Created and produced by legendary NBA player LeBron James and Maverick Carter for SpringHill Entertainment and Andrew Glassman of Glassman Media, in Association with Universal Television Alternative Studio and distributed by Endemol Shine Group, The Wall is a tense, heart-stopping quiz that requires both the right answers and the right bounces to win a life-changing cash prize. It’s an emotional roller coaster like never seen before.
“We are very excited to have inked a deal for the most popular game show in the world. It gets monster ratings wherever it’s aired and we have absolute confidence it will thrill our viewers and touch their hearts,” said Yann Paquet, Vice President of Acquisitions & International Development at Quebecor Content.
Broadcast details on TVA will be announced at a later date.
Currently airing on NBC in the US and on TF1 in France, The Wall has delivered strong ratings in both countries and has also recently been acquired in Germany and Spain. The popularity of the show is easy to understand.
The No 1 gameshow in the US, series 1 of The Wall has delivered an average consolidated audience of 6.77 million viewers and a 6.3% market share, with each episode ranked as the No.1 non-scripted show of the night.
On TF1, The Wall is the No.1 show in the access primetime slot, beating the competition across all channels. It’s premiere ranked as the highest rated new launch for a game show in France since 2009 and has to date, delivered an average audience of 4.35 million viewers and a 22.4% market share, exceeding TF1’s slot average share by +37%.
Packed with action, suspense and drama, this is a game the entire family can root for. Gameplay involves quick thinking, shrewd strategy and a little luck: regular people changing their lives with the bounce of a ball that could mean monumental gains or heart-breaking losses.