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The Million Second Quiz

The Million Second Quiz

Photo Credit:  Will Hart / NBC
  • Premiered: 
    September 9, 2013
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  • Network: NBC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Game Show & Contest
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Quiz
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Plot Synopsis

Hosted by Ryan Seacrest, THE MILLION SECOND QUIZ is live competition where contestants test the limits of their knowledge, endurance, and will to win, as they battle each other in intense bouts of trivia for 12 consecutive days and nights. Players compete inside a three-story, hourglass-shaped structure in the heart of Manhattan, where they win money by sitting in the Money Chair and answering questions against a rival. For each second that a player remains in the chair the money meter adds $10 to his/her total. Four players, who have remained in the game the longest, live on Winners' Row next to the hourglass, where they watch and wait, hoping not to be replaced by a new competitor -- or beaten by a Money Chair sitter during primetime broadcasts. When the million seconds draw to a close, the four champions battle it out and the ultimate winner could claim an unprecedented cash prize of up to $10 million. Plus, home viewers can play along in their living rooms in real time and sync with the live game during primetime, getting a chance to be chosen live on-air to be a contestant on the following night's show. The event started on Sunday, September 8, 2013 at 6:30am ET and goes non-stop for 1,000,000 seconds (11 days, 3 hours, 46 minutes, 40 seconds). NBC aired THE MILLION SECOND QUIZ on these days and times, showing highlights from the previous 23 hours:
Monday through Saturday, September 9-14 (8-9pm ET);
Monday through Wednesday, September 16-18 (8-9pm ET);
Finale: Thursday, September 19 (8-10pm ET)


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by All3Media America
  • Produced by Studio Lambert
  • Produced by Universal Television
  • Produced by Ryan Seacrest Productions


  • - Manhattan, New York USA