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Die Millionenshow (translated: The Millionaire Show) is an Austrian game show based off the British game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. The main goal is to answer 15 questions to win the €1,000,000 top prize. Hosts are Barbara Stöckl (in total, 105 episodes hosted), Armin Assinger.

Alles ist möglich — Die 10-Millionen Show was another Austrian version where the main goal is to answer 15 questions to win the ATS10.000.000 (ATS500.000 in Celebrity edition) top prize. It is risk format. Aired from January 24 to January 31, 2000. Hosted by Rainhard Fendrich.

Lifelines Edit

In the show, there are 4 lifelines:

Seasons (both versions) Edit

  • Season 1 (6 episodes, January 24, 2000 - January 31, 2000)
  • Season 2 (May 29, 2000 - 2001)
  • Season 3 (September 2001 - 2002)
  • Season 4 (September 7, 2002 - 2003)
  • Season 5 (September 2003 - 2004)
  • Season 6 (September 2004 - 2005)
  • Season 7 (September 2005 - July 7, 2006)
  • Season 8 (September 9, 2006 - June 22, 2007)
  • Season 9 (September 3, 2007 - June 28, 2008)
  • Season 10 (September 1, 2008 - June 29, 2009)
  • Season 11 (September 11, 2009 - June 28, 2010)
  • Season 12 (September 6, 2010 - June 20, 2011)
  • Season 13 (September 12, 2011 - June 25, 2012)
  • Season 14 (September 17, 2012 - July 1, 2013)
  • Season 15 (September 16, 2013 - June 23, 2014)
  • Season 16 (September 8, 2014 - June 15, 2015)
  • Season 17 (September 7, 2015 - June 13, 2016)
  • Season 18 (September 12, 2016 - June 19, 2017)
  • Season 19 (September 11, 2017 - June 2018)
  • Season 20 (September 2018 - June 2019)

Money Trees Edit

Until 2002 From 2002
Promi-Millionenshow (version 1)

Promi-Millionenshow (version 2)

Promi-Millionenshow (version 3)
Junior
1.000 ATS €100 ATS 5.000 €100 €100 €100
2.000 ATS €200 ATS 10.000 €200 €200 €200
3.000 ATS €300 ATS 15.000 €300 €300 €300
5.000 ATS €400 ATS 20.000 €400 €400 €400
10.000 ATS €500 ATS 25.000 €500 €500 €500
20.000 ATS €1.000 ATS 50.000 €1.000 €1.000 €1.000
40.000 ATS €2.000 ATS 100.000 €2.000 €2.000 €1.500
80.000 ATS €5.000 ATS 150.000 €3.000 €4.000 €2.000
160.000 ATS €10.000 ATS 200.000 €4.000 €6.000 €3.000
320.000 ATS €15.000 ATS 250.000 €5.000 €10.000 €5.000
640.000 ATS €30.000 ATS 300.000 €10.000 €15.000 €10.000
1.250.000 ATS €75.000 ATS 350.000 €20.000 €25.000 €20.000
2.500.000 ATS €150.000 ATS 400.000 €30.000 €35.000 €30.000
5.000.000 ATS €300.000 ATS 450.000 €40.000 €50.000 €50.000
10.000.000 ATS €1.000.000 ATS 500.000 €50.000 €75.000 €100.000

10th Anniversary Special Edit

  • On March 12 and 19, 2010, in live (after 550 episodes in air) two parts of special episode aired. The viewers also had the chance to make a live phone and answer the question correctly with four possible answers in order to win €5.000. If the phome member did not answer correctly, then 5.000 are added to the bank (jackpot), and the next called member will be able to earn €10.000, etc.

15th Anniversary Special Edit

  • On September 23, 2015 at 21:50, special episode with funniest moments and behind of scenes and highlights aired. On September 24, 2015 at 17:30 also special episode aired: host invited celebrity contestant Wolfram Pirchner in studio.
  • On September 26, 2015, 15th Anniversary special episode aired. Contestants Alois Wiesinger, Johanna Kocher, Tobias Altmann, Brigitte Hopfgartner were invited in studio.

Top Prize winners Edit

€300.000 winners Edit

€50.000 winners (Celebrity Edition) Edit

€40.000 winners (Celebrity Edition) Edit

ATS 250.000 Winners Edit

ATS 5.000.000 Winners Edit

Sources Edit

Trivia Edit

  • On February 25, 2007, the jubilee 500th episode aired. On March 3, 2007 at 21:15 on ORF 1, a documentary named "Best of 500" with the funniest and best moments in the history of the show, where Armin Assinger was talking about the backstage of the project, aired. Armin Assinger celebrated his 500th "Millionenshow" episode (from 2002) on ORF in June 2009.
  • For 500 episodes, 16,407 questions asked, 5,872,726 applications made, 65,619 contestants in stage appeared and 5,000 contestants in show appeared.
  • In the this version all age groups are represented: 28 contestants were 18 years old - 7 of them made the jump to the middle. The 2 oldest contestants were 82 and 84 years old. The eldest, who was also the quickest to solve the FFF, was the 78-year-old Hans Miesbacher from Styria, who earned €75.000 in February 2004.
  • The oldest involved in the game was a 96-year-old Lower Austrian, who acted as a telephone joker.
  • From September 9, 2002 to September 26, 2015, host Armin Assinger has presented around 770 episodes of the Millionenshow (including specials).