Download (TV series)

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For the children's game show, see Now You See It.
For the children's game show program broadcast on the Nine Network, see Download (game show).
Download
Also known as Friday Night Download (2007)
Genre Improvisational comedy
Created by Endemol Southern Star
Presented by Mike Goldman
Ryan Fitzgerald
Bree Amer
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 8 (as of 30 October 2008)
Production
Location(s) Brisbane, Queensland
Running time Approx. 42 minutes (60 minutes Including commercials)
Production company(s) Endemol Southern Star
Broadcast
Original channel Network Ten
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audio format Stereo
Original run 26 October 2007 – 24 October 2008
Chronology
Related shows Friday Night Games
Big Brother - Friday Night Live

Download (formerly Friday Night Download) is an Australian TV show hosted by Friday Night Games hosts Mike Goldman, Ryan Fitzgerald and Bree Amer. The show first aired on 26 October 2007. A second series began on 17 October 2008,[1] but the show was pulled from schedules only two episodes into its run.[2]

Overview[edit]

Download showcased video clips collected from the Internet, such as those hosted on YouTube and Google Video. The show also prompted viewers to submit their own videos to the show.

Download also labels the hosts' top 5 favourite video downloads, each one shown just before a commercial break.

Regular segments[edit]

  • Top 5 Downloads
  • Fact or Crap
  • Occasionally trying to copy things done on video
  • Crowd involvement on a virtual "Fact-or-Crap-ometer"

Series two introduces several new segments:

  • Celebrity Inbox
  • Bree’s News
  • NCIS (National Clip Investigation Service)
  • Download Upload
  • A total waste of cyberspace

Reception[edit]

The Sydney Morning Herald TV critic noted that the videos shown on the show could be viewed as easily on the internet without advertisement breaks, and as such claimed it should be "hosed off the pavement forthwith".[3]

The show only averaged 700,000 viewers on its premiere night and was beaten by the Seven Network's Better Homes and Gardens.[citation needed] Although rating good enough for Ten to retain the show for their 2008 lineup,[4] the show was axed when it slumped to 526,000 viewers in its last aired episode.[2]

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