Download (TV series)
|Also known as||Friday Night Download (2007)|
|Created by||Endemol Southern Star|
|Presented by||Mike Goldman
|Country of origin||Australia|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||8 (as of 30 October 2008)|
|Running time||Approx. 42 minutes (60 minutes Including commercials)|
|Original channel||Network Ten|
|Picture format||576i (SDTV)|
|Original run||26 October 2007 – 24 October 2008|
|Related shows||Friday Night Games
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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, but the show was pulled from schedules only two episodes into its run.
Download also labels the hosts' top 5 favourite video downloads, each one shown just before a commercial break.
- 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
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".
The show only averaged 700,000 viewers on its premiere night and was beaten by the Seven Network's Better Homes and Gardens. Although rating good enough for Ten to retain the show for their 2008 lineup, the show was axed when it slumped to 526,000 viewers in its last aired episode.