NBC Announces Plans for 12-Day, 24/7 Trivia Contest

Million Second Quiz via Facebook

Million Second Quiz via Facebook

For those of us who’ve endured one of those radio station trivia marathons like KVSC’s in St. Cloud or WWSP’s in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, we know how exhausting playing trivia for three days can be.

Well, gang, NBC’s going for TWELVE.

The Peacock network has announced plans for “The Million Second Quiz,” which organizers promise will “forever change the idea of the game show.”

In a news release, the network is promoting it as:

…a state-of-the-art, electrifying new 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 twelve consecutive days and nights.

The competition, where time equals money, will air in primetime, live from a gigantic hourglass shaped structure in the heart of Manhattan. This hourglass will also serve as the living quarters of the reigning champions – the four players who have remained in the game the longest. They will have the opportunity to play along with the game for up to two weeks as other contestants attempt to unseat them during the primetime show.

The show will be the first fully convergent television experience, where viewers will be able to play along at home in real time and sync to the live primetime broadcast.

“The Million Second Quiz” continues 24 hours a day. Contestants from all across America will be able to engage in the game with an unprecedented level of interactivity and win the chance to appear on the show in primetime.


And if you’re the last one standing, you could win up to $10-million!

Okay, it sounds intriguing. But can they pull it off? And does America want to watch 12 days of trivia round-the-clock? (Personally, I think it sounds like a lot of fun!)

Interested in becoming a contestant or playing from home?  I haven’t seen those details yet, but here are some links to watch in the coming weeks: