Season Two of Stealing the Show! averaged a share of 16.8% among the main target group: adults 14-49, a huge +88% over commissioning broadcaster ProSieben’s average share of 8.9%. The best episode scored a market share of 18.6% among the same demographic.
The series, which posted an even higher average share of 23% among adults 14-39, and an episode high of 27.3% among this broader demographic, outperformed the first season and as a result, scored a Season Three pick-up.
Stealing the Show! (local title: Wer stiehlt mir die Show?) produced by Florida Entertainment (Beat the Channel), completely reinvents the traditional quiz show format by offering three celebrity contestants and a member of the public the chance to literally steal the show and take control of the next episode as quiz master.
The host (Joko Winterscheidt in the German version) fires fun and outrageous questions at the contestants in an attempt to avoid losing control of their own show. After each round, the losing contestant leaves, until only one is left to go head-to-head with the host in the nail-biting finale. Winning the show means in the next episode they get to become the quiz master, deciding everything from the theme and tone of the show to the rules of the game. But the panel of contestants includes the previous, defeated host. Will they be able to steal back their show, or will another new quiz master be crowned?
Red Arrow Studios International distributes Stealing the Show! internationally.