Australia Versus

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Australia Versus
Created by FremantleMedia Australia
Presented by Tim Ross
Country of origin Australia
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 4
Production
Running time 120 minutes per episode
(including commercials)
Release
Original network Seven Network
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
Audio format Stereo
Original release 6 July – 27 July 2010
External links
Website au.tv.yahoo.com/plus7/australia-versus/

Australia Versus is an Australian show hosted by Tim Ross that initially aired on 6 July 2010.[1] The format mixes archival footage of the listed events with comments from various Australian and international comedians, in a similar style to television series 20 to 1. The show is produced by FremantleMedia Australia.

Format[edit]

Australian comedians take on comedians from other countries such as England, Ireland or the USA to debate a number of subjects. The battle sees comedians patriotically argue and sledge their way through a series of subject rounds, while contemporary and historical archive clips back up their arguments. An impartial panel of international judges from 17 countries determines a winner of each round and the overall winning country at the end of the show.

Comedians representing Australia include Anh Do, Julia Morris, Fiona O'Loughlin, Peter Helliar, Peter Berner, Jo Stanley, Rebel Wilson, Corinne Grant, Heath Franklin, Dave Thornton, Greig Pickhaver, Joel Creasey and Jim Jefferies.[2] The first episode features Australia vs England in the category of Film on topics such as Hottest Rising Star, Top Frock, Funniest Flick, Scariest Villain, Best Bond and Toughest Tough Guy. The second episode features Australia vs England in the category of Music.

Episodes[edit]

Summary[edit]

Episode
#
Original
Date aired
Category Countries & points Australian
Viewers
Nightly
ranking
1 6 July 2010 Film  Australia  England 623,000 26th
2 13 July 2010 Music  Australia 5  England 7 245,000 46th
3 20 July 2010 Sexiness  Australia  USA
4 27 July 2010 Commercial ads  Australia  England
     Winning Country
     Losing Country

Episode results[edit]

Episode 1[edit]

Original date aired Category Countries
6 July 2010 Film  Australia  England
Topic  Australia  England
Hottest Rising Star
Top Frock
Funniest Flick
Scariest Villain Heath Ledger Ralph Fiennes
Best Bond
Toughest Tough Guy

Episode 2[edit]

Original date aired Category Countries
13 July 2010 Music  Australia 5  England 7
Topic  Australia  England
Top Pop-Star Kylie Minogue Robbie Williams
Hottest Boy Band Human Nature Take That
Sexiest Video
Wildest Festival Big Day Out Glastonbury
Best Karaoke Song

Episode 3[edit]

Original date aired Category Countries
20 July 2010 Sexiness  Australia  USA
Topic  Australia  USA
Yummiest Mummy
Most Eligible Bachelor
Top Model
Most Sizzling Song
Sexiest Accent

Episode 4[edit]

Original date aired Category Countries
27 July 2010 Commercial  Australia  England
Topic  Australia  England
Sexiest Ad
Catchiest Jingle
Funniest Ad
Best Loved Character
Most Viral Ad

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