The Most Intense Quiz Shows Currently on the Air

Everyone loves daytime television, from panel shows to dramas, millions of people tune in every week to catch up with their favorite show. Quiz shows are one of the most viewed shows every week, they have been popular for a long time with quiz shows like Family Fortunes and Catchphrase being popular. Now, quiz shows are much harder to win on and if you’re planning on being a contestant, you’ll have to practice plenty of trivia quizzes to even be in for a chance of winning. Quiz shows are among the favorite shows as it is a show that you can play along with, many people watch quiz shows as a family and play along at home, this is a great way to spend a nice family evening together. Quiz shows usually also have a charismatic host who keeps you interested in the game and some funny answers that give it an edge of comedy. Some quiz shows are much more intense than others, for example, Supermarket Sweep is one of the easiest shows to win on, but others are much harder. We’ve watched and analyzed and figured out which quiz shows are the most intense.


Pointless has been running since 2009 and it is hosted by Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman. The game starts with 4 teams of 2, each player will answer a question and the aim of the game is to get the lowest score possible. You get a low score by thinking outside of the box and finding the most obscure answers out there. Each round, the team with the highest score gets eliminated and those who have the lowest score make it to the final. In the final the team chooses one of 3 categories and has to give 3 answers, if one of those answers is pointless then they win the jackpot. This is a difficult quiz show game as it is extremely difficult to think of a pointless answer in the final, this game doesn’t have a high win rate as thinking of an answer that none of the 100 other people have thought of is hard.

The Chase

The Chase is a team quiz game, except you don’t get to choose your team, you’re randomly placed with 3 strangers. Each contestant plays separately at first, they have a cash builder round where they answer as many questions as they can in 60 seconds, they get £1,000 for each question answered correctly. Then they must face the chaser, the chasers have some of the best general knowledge of everyone in the world. When facing the chaser they are given the option to take a lower offer to be a question closer to home, stay where they are, or shoot for the higher offer but they’ll be further from home. If they manage to make it home then they make it through to the final chase. Whoever makes it through play in the final chase, then if the chaser can answer more questions correctly, they will be caught and the chase is over. If the chaser answers fewer questions correctly then the team wins and the jackpot is split among them.