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It takes a Global Village (to get these ratings)
A quick quiz on the origins of global TV franchises. That these are international shows is no secret, though I suspect that many are popularly regarded as domestic product, but where did they begin?

Poll #1932383 Franchise Fever

Dragons' Den/Dragons' Lair/Shark Tank originated in...

United States
1(16.7%)
United Kingdom
2(33.3%)
Netherlands
2(33.3%)
Japan
1(16.7%)
Australia
0(0.0%)

Big Brother originated in...

United States
1(14.3%)
United Kingdom
3(42.9%)
Netherlands
3(42.9%)
Japan
0(0.0%)
Australia
0(0.0%)

Who Wants to be a Millionaire originated in...

United States
2(33.3%)
United Kingdom
4(66.7%)
Netherlands
0(0.0%)
Japan
0(0.0%)
Australia
0(0.0%)

The Apprentice originated in...

United States
4(66.7%)
United Kingdom
1(16.7%)
Netherlands
1(16.7%)
Japan
0(0.0%)
Australia
0(0.0%)

The Voice originated in...

United States
1(16.7%)
United Kingdom
1(16.7%)
Netherlands
0(0.0%)
Japan
1(16.7%)
Australia
3(50.0%)

The X Factor originated in...

United States
1(16.7%)
United Kingdom
4(66.7%)
Netherlands
0(0.0%)
Japan
0(0.0%)
Australia
1(16.7%)

[Wherever's] Next Top Model originated in...

United States
5(83.3%)
United Kingdom
0(0.0%)
Netherlands
1(16.7%)
Japan
0(0.0%)
Australia
0(0.0%)

Dating in the Dark originated in...

United States
0(0.0%)
United Kingdom
1(16.7%)
Netherlands
2(33.3%)
Japan
3(50.0%)
Australia
0(0.0%)




Dragon's Den - Japan
Big Brother - Netherlands
Who Wants to be a Millionaire - UK
The Apprentice - US
The Voice - Netherlands
The X Factor - UK
Top Model - US
Dating in the Dark - Netherlands


How did you do? Any surprises?
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Since the only one I've ever watched is The Voice, there seemed little point in me participating. That said, I know all about Endemol & John de Mol..

Dank maar geen dank...

The only ones I was fairly sure about were Big Brother and X Factor. I wrongly guessed that the UK version of The Apprentice came first. I didn't attempt the poll because as these are not the sort of programs I watch, I didn't think it was worth filling it with random guesses. :)

I don't think I've ever watched more than brief snatches of any of these. I was fairly confident about X Factor and Millionaire, but the rest were wild stabs in the dark. Talking about darkness, there's such a thing as "Dating in the Dark"? WTF is it? Do I really want to know?

It's pretty much what it sounds like: see here, for the grisly details. If ever there was an argument for a law banning the promotion of heterosexuality...

Have never watched any of them, so no idea!

The refined company I keep on my LJ has doomed this poll to failure, I fear! But there are worse disasters.

I dunno about refined--I loves me some TV--just not those.

[x] Another planet

I've never even heard of most of these, and have never seen the two I think I have heard of.

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