Consulting firm K7 published its traditional ranking of entertainment formats for 2020. The Sony Pictures format was the winner one again.

As every year, consulting firm K7 published its traditional ranking of entertainment formats, «The Top 100 Travelling TV Formats 2020-21».

And, despite the innovations in the entertainment genre and the new formats that emerged from Asia, the king of last year was none other than Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, a program born in 1998 in the United Kingdom.

Distributed by Sony, the format added a total of 102 sales according to K7. The podium is completed by Banijay’s Deal or no Deal, born in 2000 with 85 sales; and Got Talent, from Fremantle, born in 2006 and with 78 sales.

The rest of the Top 10 is made up of The Voice, Family Feud, MasterChef, Dancing With the Stars, Minute to Win, Survivor and Are You Smarter Than?.

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By territories, the United Kingdom was the home of 42% of the formats included in the Top 100. It is followed by the Netherlands with 10.3% and South Korea and the United States tied with 10.1%.

By distributors, the ranking places Fermantle as the distributor of the year, with 23.8% of the formats, followed by BBC Studios, ITV Studios and All3Media.

However, despite the clear predominance of “classic” formats, distributors and territories, K7 highlighted South Korea as the territory of 2020 thanks to its impressive growth in recent years and its arrival on the sales podium in a tie with the US.

Other findings from the study place Vietnam as the most important emerging market and Beat the Chasers as the most popular spinoff. In addition, Tough as Nails is the format to look out for in the future and inspiration in lifelong games is the trend of 2021 with examples such as Marble Mania, Floor is Lava, El juego de la oca, Lego Masters, Ultimate Tag or Red Light, Green Light.