Husband and wife Kenneth and April Partner nearly won $200,000 on Tuesday night’s Episode 9, Season 1 of “Million Dollar Money Drop,” but lost all of the money when they got their last question wrong. The Partners, from California, made it through a tough line up of multiple-choice questions to reach the final stage of the new big money game show on Fox, but ended up losing it all.
In fairness, the question that stumped them was a bit tricky. The typical American teenager does what for the longer amount of time, according to a Nielsen study; watch TV or surf the internet?
People may be quick to guess teenagers spend more time on the Internet. That is what the Partners did, however, they were wrong. The Nielsen study states teenagers watch TV longer than surf the internet, meaning Facebook is not nearly as popular as watching TV. That watched all the remaining cash, $200,000 worth tumble down a giant tube.
“Oh my God,” said April, while holding her head in her hands. “Wow.”
Questions the couple got right earlier in the game included: Who was the most hated sports figure in 2010 and which chipmunk from “Alvin and the Chipmunks” wears glasses? If you answered Michael Vick for the first question and Simon for the second question, you may want to think about trying to win some extra income on “Million Dollar Money Drop.”
The relatively new show has experienced some bad publicity since its first airing around Christmas. A couple lost $800,000 despite giving a correct answer. The show’s producer has decided to give the couple another shot on the game show.
The new hit TV show, gives contestants the opportunity to win a bundle of cash for selecting the correct answers. However, unlike “Deal or No Deal”, contestants work as a team to answer questions by placing their cash on the correct answer, if the answers are incorrect, the mountain of cash in front of them is taken away.
“Million Dollar Money Drop” aired on the Fox television network Tuesday at 9 p.m, produced by Jeff Apploff of “Don’t Forget The Lyrics!” and hosted by long-time actor comedian Kevin Pollak.