List of 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown episodes

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8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown is a British comedy panel show hosted by Jimmy Carr. It is a crossover of 8 Out of 10 Cats and game show Countdown. The show follows the format of Countdown, but with hosts and contestants from 8 Out of 10 Cats, and an emphasis on the humour seen on 8 Out of 10 Cats.[1] All episodes are approximately 45 minutes long, and usually feature team captains Sean Lock and Jon Richardson.

As of 21 January 2022, 138 episodes of 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown have aired.

Series overview[edit]

SeriesEpisodesOriginally airedAve. UK viewers
(millions)
First airedLast aired
Original22 January 2012 (2012-01-02)24 August 2012 (2012-08-24)2.48
1212 April 2013 (2013-04-12)19 April 2013 (2013-04-19)2.44
25 (+1)26 July 2013 (2013-07-26)20 September 2013 (2013-09-20)2.42
363 January 2014 (2014-01-03)28 February 2014 (2014-02-28)2.71
476 June 2014 (2014-06-06)18 July 2014 (2014-07-18)2.03
535 September 2014 (2014-09-05)19 September 2014 (2014-09-19)2.39
66 (+1)29 December 2014 (2014-12-29)13 February 2015 (2015-02-13)2.43
7178 May 2015 (2015-05-08)4 September 2015 (2015-09-04)1.95
84 (+1)8 December 2015 (2015-12-08)5 February 2016 (2016-02-05)2.04
9525 February 2016 (2016-02-25)31 March 2016 (2016-03-31)1.90
1055 August 2016 (2016-08-05)2 September 2016 (2016-09-02)1.73
11724 September 2016 (2016-09-24)5 November 2016 (2016-11-05)1.51
128 (+2)24 December 2016 (2016-12-24)1 May 2017 (2017-05-01)1.68
133 (+1)8 June 2017 (2017-06-08)6 July 2017 (2017-07-06)1.17
14518 August 2017 (2017-08-18)22 September 2017 (2017-09-22)1.54
154 (+1)29 December 2017 (2017-12-29)9 February 2018 (2018-02-09)2.06
16813 July 2018 (2018-07-13)31 August 2018 (2018-08-31)1.51
176 (+1)23 December 2018 (2018-12-23)15 February 2019 (2019-02-15)1.76
187 (+1)26 July 2019 (2019-07-26)23 December 2019 (2019-12-23)1.67
1969 January 2020 (2020-01-09)14 February 2020 (2020-02-14)1.36
203 (+3)31 July 2020 (2020-07-31)28 August 2020 (2020-08-28)1.37
21614 January 2021 (2021-01-14)18 February 2021 (2021-02-18)1.40
226 (+1)24 December 2021 (2021-12-24)11 February 2022 (2022-02-11)TBA

Episodes[edit]

Legend[edit]

  – indicates Sean's/Guest's team won.
  – indicates Jon's team won.
  – indicates the game ended in a draw.
TC – a guest team captain sitting in for Sean or Jon

Original episodes (2012)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
Original air dateSean's TeamJon's TeamDictionary Corner GuestScoresUK viewers
(millions) [2]
112 January 2012 (2012-01-02)Joe Wilkinson21–452.90[nb 1]
2224 August 2012 (2012-08-24)Clarke CarlisleJoe WilkinsonDavid O'Doherty50–412.06[nb 2]

Series 1 (2013)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
Original air dateLee Mack's Team [fn 1]Jon's TeamDictionary Corner GuestScoresUK viewers
(millions) [2]
3112 April 2013 (2013-04-12)Rob BeckettRhod GilbertTim Key31–472.63[nb 3]
4219 April 2013 (2013-04-19)Richard OsmanStephen ManganHenning Wehn47–542.24[nb 4]

Series 2 (2013)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
Original air dateSean's TeamJon's TeamDictionary Corner GuestScoresUK viewers
(millions) [2]
5126 July 2013 (2013-07-26)Jason ManfordRhod GilbertDanny Dyer23–362.47[nb 5]
622 August 2013 (2013-08-02)Rhod GilbertMiles JuppNick Helm49–472.30[nb 6]
739 August 2013 (2013-08-09)Humphrey KerSarah MillicanRich Hall30–522.46[nb 7]
8416 August 2013 (2013-08-16)Sarah MillicanChris RamseyAbandoman40–622.10[nb 8]
9513 September 2013 (2013-09-13)TC: Lee Mack[fn 1]
Bob Mortimer
Adam HillsAlex Horne and The Horne Section0–153[fn 2]2.30[nb 9]
10[fn 3]20 September 2013 (2013-09-20)TC: Lee Mack[fn 1]
David O'Doherty
Henning WehnVic Reeves22–462.88[nb 10]

Series 3 (2014)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
Original air dateSean's TeamJon's TeamDictionary Corner GuestScoresUK viewers
(millions) [2]
1113 January 2014 (2014-01-03)Rhod GilbertKevin BridgesJosie Long27–392.37[nb 11]
12210 January 2014 (2014-01-10)Miles JuppAisling BeaNick Helm26–512.75[nb 12]
13317 January 2014 (2014-01-17)Kathy BurkeJosh WiddicombeDara Ó Briain42–372.70[nb 13]
14424 January 2014 (2014-01-24)Dara Ó BriainSharon HorganAdam Buxton28–292.79[nb 14]
15521 February 2014 (2014-02-21)Jack DeeJames CordenJoe Lycett35–312.76[nb 15]
16628 February 2014 (2014-02-28)James CordenKevin BridgesPeter Serafinowicz39–452.90[nb 16]

Series 4 (2014)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
Original air dateSean's TeamJon's TeamDictionary Corner GuestScoresUK viewers
(millions) [2]
1716 June 2014 (2014-06-06)Roisin ConatyJonathan RossDavid O'Doherty21–542.30[nb 17]
18213 June 2014 (2014-06-13)Freddie FlintoffRhod GilbertHenning Wehn16–431.76[nb 18]
19320 June 2014 (2014-06-20)Josie LongRob BeckettVic Reeves41–251.93[nb 19]
20427 June 2014 (2014-06-27)Stephen ManganJason ManfordTim Key36–401.88[nb 20]
2154 July 2014 (2014-07-04)Jo BrandClaudia WinklemanBill Bailey39–351.98[nb 21]
22611 July 2014 (2014-07-11)Bill BaileyJosh WiddicombeJake Yapp[fn 4]21–302.35[nb 22]
23718 July 2014 (2014-07-18)Bob MortimerRichard OsmanMatthew Crosby17–572.00[nb 23]

Series 5 (2014)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
Original air dateSean's TeamJon's TeamDictionary Corner GuestScoresUK viewers
(millions) [2]
2415 September 2014 (2014-09-05)Roisin ConatyDavid MitchellPhill Jupitus[fn 5]27–342.30[nb 24]
25212 September 2014 (2014-09-12)Trevor NoahDavid BaddielJoey Essex[fn 6]37–312.45[nb 25]
26319 September 2014 (2014-09-19)Jo Brand
Jono O'Neill[fn 7]
Vic Reeves
Rob Beckett
Adam Buxton[fn 8]52–242.43[nb 26]

Series 6 (2014–15)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
Original air dateSean's TeamJon's TeamDictionary Corner GuestScoresUK viewers
(millions) [2]
27[fn 9]29 December 2014 (2014-12-29)Kathy BurkeDavid BaddielAlex Horne and The Horne Section28–382.65[nb 27]
2819 January 2015 (2015-01-09)David MitchellKatherine RyanDavid O'Doherty22–312.76[nb 28]
29216 January 2015 (2015-01-16)Roisin ConatyJack WhitehallRob Beckett28–890[fn 10]2.43[nb 29]
30323 January 2015 (2015-01-23)Reginald D. HunterAisling BeaHolly Walsh34–622.29[nb 30]
31430 January 2015 (2015-01-30)Romesh RanganathanJohnny VegasJosie Long33–412.53[nb 31]
3256 February 2015 (2015-02-06)Vic ReevesBob MortimerJack Whitehall28–301.77[nb 32]
33613 February 2015 (2015-02-13)Jason Manford
Jen Steadman[fn 11]
TC: Sarah Millican[fn 12]
Jonathan Ross
Roisin Conaty
Bill Bailey[fn 8]54–282.58[nb 33]

Series 7 (2015)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
Original air dateSean's TeamJon's TeamDictionary Corner GuestScoresUK viewers
(millions) [2]
3418 May 2015 (2015-05-08)Bill Bailey
Paul Foot
TC: Sarah Millican[fn 12]
Rob Delaney
Romesh Ranganathan
Nina Conti54–131.65[nb 34]
35215 May 2015 (2015-05-15)Kevin BridgesKathy BurkeJoe Lycett[fn 13]35–392.09[nb 35]
36322 May 2015 (2015-05-22)Rhod GilbertSara PascoeJohnny Vegas[fn 14]23–341.83[nb 36]
37429 May 2015 (2015-05-29)Rob BeckettKatherine RyanGreg Davies34–521.71[nb 37]
3855 June 2015 (2015-06-05)Miles JuppGreg DaviesHolly Walsh23–471.90[nb 38]
39619 June 2015 (2015-06-19)Vic ReevesTC: Lee Mack[fn 12]
Sara Pascoe
Alex Horne and The Horne Section26–281.70[nb 39]
40726 June 2015 (2015-06-26)Bob MortimerTC: Sarah Millican[fn 12]
Katherine Ryan
Alex Horne and The Horne Section50–411.72[nb 40]
4183 July 2015 (2015-07-03)Roisin Conaty
Rachel Riley
TC: Sarah Millican[fn 12]
Rhod Gilbert
Susie Dent
David O'Doherty44–221.56[nb 41]
42910 July 2015 (2015-07-10)Seann Walsh
Antoinette Ryan[fn 15]
TC: Joe Wilkinson[fn 12]
Danny Dyer
Bill Bailey[fn 16]47–291.79[nb 42]
431017 July 2015 (2015-07-17)Johnny VegasTC: Sarah Millican[fn 12]
Rob Beckett
Vic Reeves37–391.88[nb 43]
441124 July 2015 (2015-07-24)Mel GiedroycTC: Lee Mack[fn 12]
David O'Doherty
Adam Buxton34–351.91[nb 44]
451231 July 2015 (2015-07-31)Freddie FlintoffTC: Bill Bailey[fn 12]
Roisin Conaty
Rob Beckett48–442.03[nb 45]
46137 August 2015 (2015-08-07)Liza TarbuckTC: Sarah Millican[fn 12]
Romesh Ranganathan
Phill Jupitus42–182.09[nb 46]
471414 August 2015 (2015-08-14)Bill BaileyTC: Joe Wilkinson[fn 12]
Isy Suttie
Joe Lycett43–442.35[nb 47]
481521 August 2015 (2015-08-21)Henning WehnTC: Bill Bailey[fn 12]
Jessica Hynes
Tom Allen34–172.25[nb 48]
491628 August 2015 (2015-08-28)Sara PascoeJosh Widdicombe
Alex Brooker[fn 17]
Alex Horne and The Horne Section50–572.25[nb 49]
50174 September 2015 (2015-09-04)Greg DaviesHolly WalshVic Reeves[fn 18]27–252.38[nb 50]

Series 8 (2015–16)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
Original air dateSean's TeamJon's TeamDictionary Corner GuestScoresUK viewers
(millions) [2]
51[fn 19]8 December 2015 (2015-12-08)Johnny VegasKatherine RyanDavid O'Doherty34–33[fn 20]1.82[nb 51]
52115 January 2016 (2016-01-15)Jason ManfordRoisin ConatySam Simmons31–331.98[nb 52]
53222 January 2016 (2016-01-22)Rob BeckettCariad Lloyd[fn 21]Jamie Laing32–222.39[nb 53]
54329 January 2016 (2016-01-29)Miles JuppSara PascoeSam Simmons33–281.91[nb 54]
5545 February 2016 (2016-02-05)Isy SuttieRichard OsmanAlex Horne and The Horne Section44–572.11[nb 55]

Series 9 (2016)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
Original air dateSean's TeamJon's TeamDictionary Corner GuestScoresUK viewers
(millions) [2]
56125 February 2016 (2016-02-25)Vic ReevesAisling BeaDavid O'Doherty29–371.97[nb 56]
5723 March 2016 (2016-03-03)Bob MortimerHolly WalshIsy Suttie[fn 22]33–232.06[nb 57]
58310 March 2016 (2016-03-10)TC: Johnny Vegas[fn 1]
Sara Pascoe
Alex BrookerTom Allen[fn 23][fn 24]25–252.00[nb 58]
59424 March 2016 (2016-03-24)Kevin BridgesRebecca FrontJoe Lycett7–402.06[nb 59]
60531 March 2016 (2016-03-31)Katherine RyanDavid MitchellNick Helm[fn 25]38–321.43[nb 60]

Series 10 (2016)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
Original air dateSean's TeamJon's TeamDictionary Corner GuestScoresUK viewers
(millions) [2]
6115 August 2016 (2016-08-05)Henning WehnVictoria Coren MitchellTom Allen[fn 26]25–681.93[nb 61]
62212 August 2016 (2016-08-12)Roisin ConatyNish KumarAdam Buxton[fn 27]22–321.57[nb 62]
63319 August 2016 (2016-08-19)David O'DohertyNatasia DemetriouJohn Kearns42–201.30[nb 63]
64426 August 2016 (2016-08-26)David MitchellKatherine RyanBrett Domino Trio27–261.83[nb 64]
6552 September 2016 (2016-09-02)TC: Claudia Winkleman[fn 1]
Johnny Vegas
Reginald D. HunterSara Pascoe[fn 28]21–282.00[nb 65]

Series 11 (2016)[edit]

Lock and Richardson never appeared together in this series.

No.
overall
No. in
series
Original air dateSean's TeamJon's TeamDictionary Corner GuestScoresUK viewers
(millions) [2]
66124 September 2016 (2016-09-24)TC: David Walliams[fn 1]
Jonathan Ross
Joe LycettIsy Suttie29–28[fn 29]1.53
6721 October 2016 (2016-10-01)Miles JuppTC: Lee Mack[fn 12]
Catherine Tate
John Cooper Clarke41–311.52
6838 October 2016 (2016-10-08)TC: David Walliams[fn 1]
Jessica Hynes
Rhod GilbertSam Simmons[fn 30]22–321.44
69415 October 2016 (2016-10-15)Victoria Coren MitchellTC: Lee Mack[fn 12]
Bob Mortimer
Alex Horne and The Horne Section40–241.46
70522 October 2016 (2016-10-22)TC: Richard Ayoade[fn 1]
Rob Beckett
Claudia WinklemanAdam Riches as 'Sean Bean'. [fn 31][fn 32]3–481.59
71629 October 2016 (2016-10-29)Danny DyerTC: Joe Wilkinson[fn 12]
Gabby Logan
David O'Doherty46–111.41
7275 November 2016 (2016-11-05)TC: David Mitchell[fn 1]
Cariad Lloyd
Russell HowardSam Simmons31–531.61

Series 12 (2016–17)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
Original air dateSean's TeamJon's TeamDictionary Corner GuestScoresUK viewers
(millions) [2]
73[fn 33]24 December 2016 (2016-12-24)Kathy BurkeRussell HowardJoe Lycett18–432.51
74[fn 34]30 December 2016 (2016-12-30)TC: Johnny Vegas[fn 1]
Sara Pascoe
Richard OsmanDavid O'Doherty7–451.51
75113 January 2017 (2017-01-13)Stephen ManganTC: Noel Fielding[fn 12]
Fay Ripley
Brett Domino Trio[fn 35]45–221.81
76220 January 2017 (2017-01-20)TC: Russell Howard[fn 1]
Roisin Conaty[fn 36]
Phil WangNick Helm31–451.79
77327 January 2017 (2017-01-27)TC: Johnny Vegas[fn 1]
Jamie Laing
David O'DohertyHolly Walsh18–381.79
7843 February 2017 (2017-02-03)Joe WilkinsonJayde AdamsDavid Baddiel[fn 37]40–381.70
79510 February 2017 (2017-02-10)TC: Joe Wilkinson[fn 1]
Roisin Conaty
David MitchellTom Allen7–741.90
80617 February 2017 (2017-02-17)TC: Jonathan Ross[fn 1]
Johnny Vegas
Michelle WolfPappy's29–421.68
81724 April 2017 (2017-04-24)TC: Lee Mack[fn 1]
Sarah Millican
James AcasterJohn Cooper Clarke36–491.00
8281 May 2017 (2017-05-01)TC: Joe Wilkinson[fn 1]
Katherine Ryan
Chris AddisonDavid O'Doherty18–411.15

Series 13 (2017)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
Original air dateSean's TeamJon's TeamDictionary Corner GuestScoresUK viewers
(millions) [2]
83[fn 38]8 June 2017 (2017-06-08)TC: Alan Carr[fn 1]
Romesh Ranganathan
Sarah MillicanJohn Kearns22–411.26
84122 June 2017 (2017-06-22)Michelle WolfJoe LycettAdam Riches as "Sean Bean". [fn 31][fn 39]34–350.91
85229 June 2017 (2017-06-29)TC: Lee Mack[fn 1]
Victoria Coren Mitchell
Jonathan RossJessie Cave52–471.23
8636 July 2017 (2017-07-06)Stephen ManganTC: Richard Ayoade[fn 12]
Katherine Ryan
Bill Bailey55–51.26

Series 14 (2017)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
Original air dateSean's TeamJon's TeamDictionary Corner GuestScoresUK viewers
(millions) [2]
87118 August 2017 (2017-08-18)TC: Alan Carr[fn 1]
Kevin Bridges
Cariad LloydElis James
John Robins
45–181.59
88225 August 2017 (2017-08-25)TC: Johnny Vegas[fn 1]
Bob Mortimer
TC: Kathy Burke[fn 12]
Roisin Conaty
John Cooper Clarke12–351.49
8931 September 2017 (2017-09-01)TC: Alan Carr[fn 1]
Katherine Ryan
Jason ManfordTom Binns as Ivan Brackenbury29–241.48
90415 September 2017 (2017-09-15)Vic ReevesSara PascoeDavid O'Doherty29–491.42
91522 September 2017 (2017-09-22)TC: Jason Manford[fn 1]
Joe Wilkinson
TC: Lee Mack[fn 12]
Fay Ripley
Alex Horne and The Horne Section33–301.72

Series 15 (2017–18)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
Original air dateSean's TeamJon's TeamDictionary Corner GuestScoresUK viewers
(millions) [2]
92[fn 40]29 December 2017 (2017-12-29)Joe WilkinsonCatherine TateJoe Lycett30–411.83
93119 January 2018 (2018-01-19)TC: Kevin Bridges[fn 1]
Jessica Knappett
Joe WilkinsonJohn Cooper Clarke29–341.88
94226 January 2018 (2018-01-26)TC: Lee Mack[fn 1]
Victoria Coren Mitchell
TC: Alan Carr[fn 12]
Dane Baptiste
Sam Simmons52–412.06
9532 February 2018 (2018-02-02)TC: Joe Wilkinson[fn 1]
Sara Pascoe
TC: Alan Carr[fn 12]
Josh Widdicombe
Bill Bailey26–342.26
9649 February 2018 (2018-02-09)TC: Johnny Vegas[fn 1]
Rhod Gilbert
TC: Joe Wilkinson[fn 12]
Roisin Conaty
Tom Allen[fn 41]31–192.25

Series 16 (2018)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
Original air dateSean's TeamJon's TeamDictionary Corner GuestScoresUK viewers
(millions) [2]
971[fn 42]13 July 2018 (2018-07-13)TC: Sara Pascoe
Lolly Adefope
TC: Roisin Conaty
Jessica Hynes
Morgana Robinson as "Natalie Cassidy" [fn 43]37–171.46
98220 July 2018 (2018-07-20)Katherine RyanJoe WilkinsonJohn Cooper Clarke31–451.31
99327 July 2018 (2018-07-27)Miles JuppTC: Alan Carr
Roisin Conaty
Tom Binns as Ivan Brackenbury[fn 44][fn 45]46–191.51
10043 August 2018 (2018-08-03)Rob BeckettClaudia WinklemanNick Mohammed as Mr Swallow [fn 46][fn 28]37–471.27
101510 August 2018 (2018-08-10)Phil WangTC: Alan Carr
Harriet Kemsley
David O'Doherty[fn 28]34–221.35
102617 August 2018 (2018-08-17)Richard AyoadeJessica KnappettAlex Horne and The Horne Section42–431.85
103724 August 2018 (2018-08-24)Kevin BridgesTC: Joe Wilkinson
Victoria Coren Mitchell
Adam Kay36–461.59
104831 August 2018 (2018-08-31)Roisin ConatyTC: Alan Carr
Joe Lycett
Spencer Jones52–291.76

Series 17 (2018–19)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
Original air dateSean's TeamJon's TeamDictionary Corner GuestScoresUK viewers
(millions) [3]
105[fn 47]23 December 2018 (2018-12-23)Kathy BurkeDavid MitchellJames Acaster[fn 28]32–452.11
106111 January 2019 (2019-01-11)Johnny VegasTC: Alan Carr
Lou Sanders
Brett Domino Trio36–241.63
107218 January 2019 (2019-01-18)Claudia WinklemanHenning WehnNick Helm35–271.86
108325 January 2019 (2019-01-25)Joe WilkinsonTC: Richard Ayoade
Aisling Bea
Tom Allen22–351.55
10941 February 2019 (2019-02-01)David MitchellSara PascoeEllie White
Natasia Demetriou as "Mum's The Word"
37–541.63
11058 February 2019 (2019-02-08)Michelle WolfRob BeckettSpencer Jones16–701.75
111615 February 2019 (2019-02-15)Joe WilkinsonHarriet KemsleyJames Veitch46–401.76

Series 18 (2019)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
Original air dateSean's TeamJon's TeamDictionary Corner GuestScoresUK viewers
(millions) [3]
112126 July 2019 (2019-07-26)Miles JuppRose MatafeoVic Reeves[fn 48]38–551.59
11322 August 2019 (2019-08-02)Victoria Coren MitchellJames AcasterMorgana Robinson as "Natalie Cassidy" [fn 43]21–421.60
11439 August 2019 (2019-08-09)Joe WilkinsonSara PascoeSam Simmons25–501.55
115416 August 2019 (2019-08-16)Rob BeckettTC: Alan Carr
Sarah Millican
Nick Mohammed as Mr Swallow [fn 46]21–491.71
116523 August 2019 (2019-08-23)Sara PascoeTC: Alan Carr
Tom Allen
Rosie Jones[fn 28]37–291.71
117630 August 2019 (2019-08-30)Harriet KemsleyTC: Alan Carr
Catherine Tate
Adam Buxton41–241.51
11876 September 2019 (2019-09-06)Katherine RyanJoe WilkinsonAdam Riches as "Sean Bean" [fn 31][fn 49]29–331.72
119[fn 50]23 December 2019 (2019-12-23)Bob MortimerLucy BeaumontAdam Buxton[fn 28][fn 51]34–462.00

Series 19 (2020)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
Original air dateSean's TeamJon's TeamDictionary Corner GuestScoresUK viewers
(millions) [3]
12019 January 2020 (2020-01-09)Harry HillRose MatafeoAlex Horne and The Horne Section22–511.55
121216 January 2020 (2020-01-16)Joe WilkinsonKiri Pritchard-McLeanBrett Domino Trio18–271.33
122323 January 2020 (2020-01-23)Richard AyoadeKatherine RyanDavid O'Doherty44–44[fn 52]1.23
123430 January 2020 (2020-01-30)Miles JuppSophie DukerMiles Chapman
Mark O'Sullivan as "Lee and Dean" [fn 53]
[fn 28]
17–441.27
12457 February 2020 (2020-02-07)Kevin BridgesVictoria Coren MitchellSpencer Jones21–501.38
125614 February 2020 (2020-02-14)Harriet KemsleyChris McCauslandNick Helm[fn 28]19–491.42

Series 20 (2020)[edit]

This series is composed of unaired episodes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The first two episodes were recorded in late 2019 to accommodate Rachel Riley's maternity leave, made obvious by the fact she still appears 8-months pregnant in these episodes;[4] the third episode was originally filmed in early 2019 as references were made to Richard Ayoade's role in the "recent" film The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part; and the fourth and fifth episodes were Best Bits specials that were originally assembled in 2018. The Christmas Special was also filmed in 2019.

No.
overall
No. in
series
Original air dateSean's TeamJon's TeamDictionary Corner GuestScoresUK viewers
(millions) [3]
126131 July 2020 (2020-07-31)Kerry GodlimanJoe WilkinsonNick Mohammed as Mr Swallow [fn 46]24–301.82
12727 August 2020 (2020-08-07)Rosie JonesTom AllenAdam Riches as "Sean Bean" [fn 31]37–501.28
128314 August 2020 (2020-08-14)Daisy May CooperTC: Richard Ayoade
Ivo Graham
Adam Buxton[fn 28]22–271.39
12921 August 2020 (2020-08-21)[fn 54] [fn 55]N/AN/AN/AN/A1.30
13028 August 2020 (2020-08-28)[fn 54] [fn 56]N/AN/AN/AN/A1.10
131[fn 57]21 December 2020 (2020-12-21) [fn 58]David MitchellSarah MillicanDavid O'Doherty[fn 28]46–211.75

Series 21 (2021)[edit]

Sean's last series prior to his death in 2021.

No.
overall
No. in
series
Original air dateSean's TeamJon's TeamDictionary Corner GuestScoresUK viewers
(millions) [3]
132114 January 2021 (2021-01-14)Johnny VegasTC: Katherine Ryan
Joe Lycett
Rob Carter as "Christopher Bliss" [fn 59]33–42TBA
133221 January 2021 (2021-01-21)Paul FootAngela BarnesJohn Cooper Clarke55–40TBA
134328 January 2021 (2021-01-28)Harriet KemsleyJoe LycettMat Ewins28–39TBA
13544 February 2021 (2021-02-04)[fn 60]Richard AyoadeSara PascoeNick Helm42–521.58
136511 February 2021 (2021-02-011)TC: Roisin Conaty
Joe Wilkinson
Lucy BeaumontBec Hill35–421.94
137618 February 2021 (2021-02-018)TC: Lee Mack
Katherine Ryan
Joe WilkinsonBrett Domino Trio41–312.00

Series 22 (2022)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
Original air dateGuest's TeamJon's TeamDictionary Corner GuestScoresUK viewers
(millions) [3]
138[fn 61][fn 62]24 December 2021 (2021-12-24)TC: Lee Mack
Jason Manford
Sarah MillicanNick Mohammed as Mr Swallow [fn 46][fn 28]59-221.70
13917 January 2022 (2022-01-07)TC: Roisin Conaty
Kiri Pritchard-McLean
Rob BeckettHuge Davies[fn 28]6-331.47
140214 January 2022 (2022-01-14)TC: Jack Dee
Tom Allen
Judi LoveJohn Cooper Clarke27-42TBA
141321 January 2022 (2022-01-21)TC: Roisin Conaty
Asim Chaudhry
Josh WiddicombeBill Bailey15-58TBA
142428 January 2022 (2022-01-28)TC: Lee Mack
Joe Wilkinson
Jessica KnappettNigel NgTBATBA
14354 February 2022 (2022-02-04)TC: Sarah Millican
Nish Kumar
Maisie AdamDavid O'DohertyTBATBA
144611 February 2022 (2022-02-11)TC: Richard Ayoade
Sara Pascoe
Chris McCauslandMorgana RobinsonTBATBA

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

Episode notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z Guest captain in place of Sean Lock
  2. ^ Having reached the Countdown Conundrum without scoring, Mack and Mortimer (with help from Joe Wilkinson) persuaded Jimmy Carr to award 100 points for the Conundrum (which they proceeded to lose anyway, with the bonus still being awarded to Hills and Richardson).
  3. ^ 1980's Special
  4. ^ Lauren Goodger appeared in this episode in a sketch with Joe Wilkinson; they pretended to film a scene for The Only Way Is Essex.
  5. ^ Dennis Taylor appeared in this episode with Joe Wilkinson.
  6. ^ Joe Wilkinson was absent from this episode. Alex Horne and The Horne Section instead assisted Rachel Riley.
  7. ^ Introduced as "octochamp of regular Countdown."
  8. ^ a b Joe Wilkinson was absent from this episode.
  9. ^ Christmas Special 2014
  10. ^ The conundrum was worth 843 points, for Jon to break Conor Travers' record for highest cumulative score on Countdown.
  11. ^ Introduced as "the greatest ever female player in Countdown history".
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v Guest captain in place of Jon Richardson.
  13. ^ Nick Helm assisted Rachel Riley in place of Joe Wilkinson.
  14. ^ Joey Essex assisted Rachel Riley in place of Joe Wilkinson.
  15. ^ Countdown octochamp. Helped out Sean Lock's team for the last round.
  16. ^ Kym Marsh appeared as a barmaid in charge of a special pub quiz round
  17. ^ Appeared as Josh Widdicombe's Mascot.
  18. ^ Chris Eubank appeared in a section in which his voice was compared with an impersonation by Greg Davies.
  19. ^ Christmas Special 2015
  20. ^ Jimmy Carr stated that because it was the Christmas Special, the Countdown Conundrum was worth 13 points instead of 10, thus giving Sean and Johnny a shot at victory. During the round, Vegas was handed a suspicious piece of paper by Dictionary Corner, announced the answer shortly after, and secured the victory.
  21. ^ Cariad Lloyd's mascot references David Bowie. The episode aired shortly after his passing. Channel 4 noted that this episode was filmed before the death of David Bowie.
  22. ^ Claudia Winkleman stood in for Rachel Riley in this episode
  23. ^ Claudia Winkleman and Rob Beckett stood in for Rachel Riley in this episode
  24. ^ Kriss Akabusi and Sally Gunnell also appeared in this episode
  25. ^ Dennis Taylor also appeared in this episode
  26. ^ Pat Sharp and Joe Wilkinson also appeared in this episode
  27. ^ Mr Motivator and Martin Offiah also appeared in this episode
  28. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Joe Wilkinson also appeared in this episode
  29. ^ The Countdown Conundrum was worth 13 points instead of 10 so that David's team could have a shot at winning. David subsequently got the conundrum.
  30. ^ Brian Belo also appeared in this episode
  31. ^ a b c d Riches was in the character of Sean Bean for this episode
  32. ^ Dermot Gallagher also appeared in this episode
  33. ^ Christmas Special 2016
  34. ^ End of Year Special 2016
  35. ^ Mark Murray (Series 70 champion) also appeared in this episode
  36. ^ Russell's mother Ninette also appeared in this episode
  37. ^ Pat Sharp also appeared in this episode
  38. ^ Election Special 2017
  39. ^ Richard Osman also appeared in this episode
  40. ^ Christmas Special 2017
  41. ^ Andy Fordham also appeared in this episode
  42. ^ Special, celebrating 100 years of women's suffrage. Presented by Katherine Ryan.
  43. ^ a b Robinson was in the character of Natalie Cassidy for this episode
  44. ^ Binns was in the character of Ivan Brackenbury for this episode
  45. ^ The voice of Kevin Eldon also appears in this episode
  46. ^ a b c d Mohammed was in the character of Mr. Swallow for this episode
  47. ^ Christmas Special 2018
  48. ^ David Reed also appeared in this episode
  49. ^ Paul Young also appeared in this episode
  50. ^ Christmas Special 2019
  51. ^ Anthea Turner also appeared in this episode
  52. ^ Dictionary Corner provided Richard Ayoade with the answer to The Countdown Conundrum to enable Sean's team to tie.
  53. ^ Chapman and O'Sullivan were in the characters of Lee and Dean for this episode
  54. ^ a b Best Bits Special
  55. ^ First broadcast on BBC UKTV in Australia on 26 November 2019
  56. ^ First broadcast on BBC UKTV in Australia on 3 December 2019
  57. ^ Christmas Special 2020
  58. ^ First broadcast on BBC UKTV in Australia on 24 April 2020
  59. ^ Carter was in the character of Christopher Bliss for this episode
  60. ^ Last appearance of Sean Lock before his death in August 2021.
  61. ^ Christmas Special 2021
  62. ^ A tribute "IN LOVING MEMORY OF COMEDY LEGEND SEAN LOCK 1963–2021" was shown at the end of this episode. The show was the first episode broadcast after his death, but was recorded before his death.

Viewer notes[edit]

  1. ^ 2.49 million on Channel 4, 411,000 on Channel 4 +1
  2. ^ 1.68 million on Channel 4, 379,000 on Channel 4 +1
  3. ^ 2.07 million on Channel 4, 559,000 on Channel 4 +1
  4. ^ 1.74 million on Channel 4, 495,000 on Channel 4 +1
  5. ^ 2.08 million on Channel 4, 386,000 on Channel 4 +1
  6. ^ 1.83 million on Channel 4, 467,000 on Channel 4 +1
  7. ^ 2.17 million on Channel 4, 291,000 on Channel 4 +1
  8. ^ 1.68 million on Channel 4, 424,000 on Channel 4 +1
  9. ^ 1.90 million on Channel 4, 404,000 on Channel 4 +1
  10. ^ 2.55 million on Channel 4, 334,000 on Channel 4 +1
  11. ^ 1.97 million on Channel 4, 371,000 on Channel 4 +1
  12. ^ 2.31 million on Channel 4, 436,000 on Channel 4 +1
  13. ^ 2.29 million on Channel 4, 406,000 on Channel 4 +1
  14. ^ 2.51 million on Channel 4, 283,000 on Channel 4 +1
  15. ^ 2.49 million on Channel 4, 269,000 on Channel 4 +1
  16. ^ 2.53 million on Channel 4, 366,000 on Channel 4 +1
  17. ^ 1.95 million on Channel 4, 349,000 on Channel 4 +1
  18. ^ 1.42 million on Channel 4, 342,000 on Channel 4 +1
  19. ^ 1.66 million on Channel 4, 274,000 on Channel 4 +1
  20. ^ 1.59 million on Channel 4, 287,000 on Channel 4 +1
  21. ^ 1.73 million on Channel 4, 252,000 on Channel 4 +1
  22. ^ 1.98 million on Channel 4, 371,000 on Channel 4 +1
  23. ^ 1.72 million on Channel 4, 281,000 on Channel 4 +1
  24. ^ 1.91 million on Channel 4, 391,000 on Channel 4 +1
  25. ^ 2.00 million on Channel 4, 452,000 on Channel 4 +1
  26. ^ 2.00 million on Channel 4, 434,000 on Channel 4 +1
  27. ^ 2.29 million on Channel 4, 356,000 on Channel 4 +1
  28. ^ 2.43 million on Channel 4, 326,000 on Channel 4 +1
  29. ^ 2.16 million on Channel 4, 271,000 on Channel 4 +1
  30. ^ 1.88 million on Channel 4, 410,000 on Channel 4 +1
  31. ^ 2.26 million on Channel 4, 274,000 on Channel 4 +1
  32. ^ 1.44 million on Channel 4, 332,000 on Channel 4 +1
  33. ^ 2.22 million on Channel 4, 359,000 on Channel 4 +1
  34. ^ 1.32 million on Channel 4, 325,000 on Channel 4 +1
  35. ^ 1.83 million on Channel 4, 360,000 on Channel 4 +1
  36. ^ 1.47 million on Channel 4, 355,000 on Channel 4 +1
  37. ^ 1.28 million on Channel 4, 425,000 on Channel 4 +1
  38. ^ 1.65 million on Channel 4, 251,000 on Channel 4 +1
  39. ^ 1.48 million on Channel 4, 220,000 on Channel 4 +1
  40. ^ 1.51 million on Channel 4, 208,000 on Channel 4 +1
  41. ^ No +1 figure available
  42. ^ 1.48 million on Channel 4, 306,000 on Channel 4 +1
  43. ^ 1.55 million on Channel 4, 326,000 on Channel 4 +1
  44. ^ 1.66 million on Channel 4, 248,000 on Channel 4 +1
  45. ^ No +1 figure available
  46. ^ 1.76 million on Channel 4, 329,000 on Channel 4 +1
  47. ^ 2.08 million on Channel 4, 269,000 on Channel 4 +1
  48. ^ 2.01 million on Channel 4, 237,000 on Channel 4 +1
  49. ^ 1.95 million on Channel 4, 300,000 on Channel 4 +1
  50. ^ 2.06 million on Channel 4, 322,000 on Channel 4 +1
  51. ^ 1.55 million on Channel 4, 271,000 on Channel 4 +1
  52. ^ No +1 figure available
  53. ^ 2.13 million on Channel 4, 263,000 on Channel 4 +1
  54. ^ 1.62 million on Channel 4, 288,000 on Channel 4 +1
  55. ^ No +1 figure available
  56. ^ 1.64 million on Channel 4, 321,000 on Channel 4 +1
  57. ^ 1.81 million on Channel 4, 246,000 on Channel 4 +1
  58. ^ 1.68 million on Channel 4, 318,000 on Channel 4 +1
  59. ^ 1.76 million on Channel 4, 298,000 on Channel 4 +1
  60. ^ No +1 figure available
  61. ^ 1.67 million on Channel 4, 260,000 on Channel 4 +1
  62. ^ 1.36 million on Channel 4, 210,000 on Channel 4 +1
  63. ^ 1.15 million on Channel 4, 150,000 on Channel 4 +1
  64. ^ 1.59 million on Channel 4, 240,000 on Channel 4 +1
  65. ^ 1.65 million on Channel 4, 350,000 on Channel 4 +1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown – Episode Guide – All 4 (Page Source)". Channel 4. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "Weekly top 30 programmes". Broadcasters' Audience Research Board.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Four-screen dashboard". Broadcasters' Audience Research Board.
  4. ^ "8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown's Rachel Riley squashes pregnancy rumours". 31 July 2020.

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