Download (TV series)

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Also known asFriday Night Download (2007)
GenreImprovisational comedy
Created byEndemol Southern Star
Presented by
Country of originAustralia
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes8 (as of 30 October 2008)
Production locationsSydney, New South Wales
Running timeApprox. 42 minutes (60 minutes Including commercials)
Production companyEndemol Southern Star
Original networkNetwork Ten
Picture format
Audio formatStereo
Original release26 October 2007 (2007-10-26) –
24 October 2008 (2008-10-24)
Related shows

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]


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.


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 748,000 viewers on its premiere night and was beaten by the Seven Network's Better Homes and Gardens.[4] Although rating good enough for Ten to retain the show for their 2008 lineup,[5] the show was axed when it slumped to 526,000 viewers in its last aired episode.[2]

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  1. ^ Knox, David (27 September 2008). "Returning: Download". TV Tonight. Archived from the original on 28 September 2008. Retrieved 27 September 2008.
  2. ^ a b Knox, David (28 October 2008). "Axed: Download". TV Tonight. Archived from the original on 31 October 2008. Retrieved 30 October 2008.
  3. ^ Elliott, Tim (26 October 2007). "Friday Night Download". TV & Radio. Sydney Morning Herald. Archived from the original on 27 October 2007. Retrieved 23 July 2008.
  4. ^ Knox, David (29 October 2007). "Ratings Week 44". TV Tonight. Archived from the original on 26 July 2020. Retrieved 17 April 2021.
  5. ^ "TEN announces winning 2008 lineup". eBroadcast. 21 November 2007. Archived from the original on 24 December 2007. Retrieved 23 July 2008.

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