After becoming its highest rated show in five years, the Dutch network has already ordered a new season of the marble racing game show.
Even before the current season has ended, SBS6 has already recommissioned the successful marble racing show Marble Mania. With an average market share of 24.5% in the 18-44 target group, and 22.3% in the 25-59 target group, the first season of this fun family show proved to be the biggest hit on SBS6 in five years.
Internationally, the show also continues to draw attention. It has already been sold to Germany (RTL) and Belgium (VTM) – and it probably won’t stop there.
The show, and the fact that – due to a commercial collaboration with a Dutch supermarket chain – kids can collect marbles and build their own marble racing tracks, has triggered an actual marble fever in The Netherlands.
On each self-contained episode of this marble spectacle, three celebrities take each other on. Each celebrity gets to play with their own color marbles. Each round starts with a skill assignment, where the celebrities need to prove their skills in order to win the most marbles to start the second game of the round: the game of luck.
This game, a marble race, is all about speed, gravity…. and luck. The racetracks come in all kinds of epic shapes, sizes and themes, like a Formula 1 track, a Jungle track or an outdoor Winter track. The celebrity whose marble crosses the finish line first, earns the most points. After three rounds, the celebrity at the top of the ranking will get the most marbles to start in the finale, in which the celebrities can win money for a charity of their choice. The finale is the most impressive and nerve-wrecking round of them all, with no less than 6000 marbles racing down the track and where anything can change until the very last moment.
The release date for the second season is yet to be determined.
Marble Mania is produced by Talpa Entertainment Productions and distributed by Talpa Concepts.