The Crowd Goes Wild

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For the American sports show, see Crowd Goes Wild.
The Crowd Goes Wild
Genre Sports
Presented by Andrew Mulligan
James McOnie
Starring Hayley Holt
James McOnie
Chris Key
Country of origin New Zealand
Original language(s) New Zealand English
No. of seasons 11 (2006-2017)
Executive producer(s) Ric Salizzo
Producer(s) Huw Beynon
James Copland
Cinematography Allan George
James Copland
Nathan McKinnon
Editor(s) Allan George
James Copland
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 30 minutes
Distributor Sky Network Television
Original network Prime TV
Picture format HDTV 1080i
Original release Monday 26 June 2006 – present
External links
Prime TV – The Crowd Goes Wild
Production website

The Crowd Goes Wild is a 30-minute sports entertainment show broadcast on New Zealand nationwide television channel Prime TV.[1] The show premiered on Monday 26 June 2006.[2]

The Crowd Goes Wild is presented by sports journalist Andrew Mulligan and James McOnie, Hayley Holt, Ric Salizzo, Chris Key or Huw Beynon if either of the main hosts are away. The programme covers the sporting events of the day in a lighthearted format, broadcast live from the studio with pre-recorded segments and clips. It airs five times per week at 7:00pm on weeknights and is replayed on both Prime and Sky Sports .[3]

In late 2010 the show was moved from its live 7pm timeslot to 10:30pm, with the show being recorded at 6:30pm (and played at that time on Sky Sport 1). This move was unpopular, criticised by at least one commentator, and ultimately reversed.[4]

Field reporters include James McOnie, Hayley Holt and former All Black Josh Kronfeld while other personalities such as former All Black Frank Bunce and Rugby/Rugby League star Wairangi Koopu have occasionally hosted the show.[5][6]

Former Sports Cafe host and veteran journalist Ric Salizzo is the show's executive producer, who also on rare occasions will host as well.

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