“Did I just say break?”

Monday, January 2, 2006 by

Statistics from every edition of Deal or No Deal can be picked over here, along with as-it-happened commentaries and endless mathematical calculations predicting the Banker’s offers.

It’s striking to see that, in just over two months on air, the show’s already given away just shy of a million pounds. Has any other quiz show ever handed out so much in such a short space of time? Saying that, it’s equally surprising to see how few contestants have ended up effectively “losing”, be it through stubborn no-dealing (and hence landing 10p or £10) or, in one of Noel’s current favourite phrases, closing “one deal too soon”.

Of course both times the quarter of a million has come up, the contestants did just this, winning about a tenth of their box. How long before all those streamers and balloons you just know Noel has insisted be tied up ready in the studio ceiling, finally get to be unleashed?


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