Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader: Make the Grade is a game where every question is from a grade school textbook and the answers are elementary. Originally premiering after American Idol, Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? is first show was the biggest television premiere in the United States in over eight years. Today, the show continues to be one of the top shows for its time slot and air date, with nearly 8 million viewers per week. This game mimics the same elements shown in the original TV release.