Grab the money! was a German game show hosted by Annett Möller and was first broadcast on December 1, 2016 on the private broadcaster RTL The show is based on the “Take the Money and Run” format, which was already shown in 2011 with six episodes on the US television station ABC.
|Original title||Grab the money!|
|Country of production||Germany Germany|
|Episodes||4 in 1 season|
|Thursdays at 10:15 p.m.|
|Title music||Justice vs. Simian – We Are Your Friends|
|First broadcast||December 1, 2016 on RTL|
At the beginning, the moderator looks for two suitable candidates who are in a personal relationship and trust each other in a pedestrian zone or a comparable location. There she speaks to several passers-by and decides on a pair of candidates who will then find out about their job.
Candidates have to hide a suitcase within an hour. When the time expires, the candidates are “arrested” by the investigators, separated from each other and isolated. The four investigators then have 30 hours to track down the hidden suitcase. Two investigators are now looking for the suitcase outside, and two more question the two candidates. The investigators can access the vehicle’s GPS data as well as the recorded telephone data.
If the investigators find the suitcase in the allotted time, the candidates lose. If the investigators fail, the candidates win 30,000 euros.
The investigators appearing in the program were the criminalist Axel Petermann, the criminal psychologist Lydia Benecke, the criminal investigator Marc Burdorf and the civil investigator Dirk Vennemann.
|Candidate 1||Candidate 2||relationship|
|1||December 1, 2016||Moritz (20) from Aachen||Carsten (24) from Aachen||Friends||0 €|
|2||December 8, 2016||Birgit (47) from Cologne||Vanessa (19) from Cologne||mother and daughter||30.000 €|
|3||15th December 2016||Annika (20) from Cologne||Marvin (25) from Cologne||Lovers||0 €|
|4||22nd December 2016||Marc (27) from Bonn||Hewin (31) from Bonn||Lovers||0 €|
|total||14 to 49 years||total||14 to 49 years|
|1||December 1, 2016||2.27 million||0.93 million||10,1 %||11,5 %|||
|2||December 8, 2016||2.12 million||1.02 million||9,4 %||12,3 %|
|3||15th December 2016||1.82 million||0.78 million||8,3 %||10,0 %|
|4||22nd December 2016||1.84 million||0.87 million||7,3 %||9,5 %|
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- Grab the money! In: fernsehserien.de. Retrieved February 1, 2021.
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- Grab the money! In: quotenmeter.de. Retrieved February 1, 2021.