CBS Studios Taking Have You Been Paying Attention?

To The World!

CBS Studios International has today announced an agreement with Working Dog Productions for the exclusive, worldwide format rights to the award-winning comedy quiz show HAVE YOU BEEN PAYING ATTENTION? (HYBPA?)

Now in its sixth season, HYBPA? is broadcast on the CBS-owned Network Ten in Australia, and is the #1 quiz show and the third-highest-rated overall show on the network in 2018, after MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA and THE BACHELOR AUSTRALIA. Using the format of a quiz show, each week the host asks five well-known and well-informed guests, made up of comedians, radio presenters and TV stars, questions about the news of the week.

HYBPA? has celebrated audience growth year after year since it launched on Network Ten in 2013. The show is #1 in its primetime slot in total people and the 16- 39, 18-49 and 25-54 demographics. The 2018 season is having its biggest audience ever since premiering, +148% higher than the first series.

“HYBPA? joins CBS’ portfolio of the biggest formats on television; from WHEEL OF FORTUNE to AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL,” said Paul Gilbert, Senior Vice President, International Formats, CBS Studios International. “This agreement is a terrific example of the new synergies we have in Australia since acquiring Network Ten, and we look forward to partnering with the team at Working Dog Productions to make HYBPA? a global success.”  

“We are proud and delighted to bring the show we love to the rest of the world,” said Michael Hirsh, Executive Producer, Working Dog Productions. “We’re grateful to CBS for the opportunity to share what has become the one Aussie show families bookmark to watch together every week.”

About CBS Studios International

CBS Studios International is the leading supplier of programming to the international television marketplace, licensing to more than 200 markets in more than 60 languages across multiple media platforms. The division distributes programming from CBS Television Studios created for the CBS Television Network, The CW, CBS All Access and other platforms, as well as content from CBS Television Distribution, SHOWTIME Networks, CBS News, CBS Films and a library of more than 70,000 hours of programming. The Studio participates in a number of international channel ventures, including owning and operating Ten Network Holdings Australia and also exports a diverse lineup of formats for local production. CBS Studios International has 13 offices around the world, including its base in Los Angeles and EMEA headquarters in Amsterdam. CBS Studios International is a division of CBS Corporation.