Channel 4 is yet to renew 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown for series 11


The release date for 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown series 11 — Pending

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About the series

8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown is a crossover between Countdown, a game show, and 8 out of 10 Cats, a panel game. The format of the series is that of Countdown, but the show hosts and contestants come from 8 out of 10 Cats. The series also has a comedic slant. The series has been on the air since 2012, with the current tenth series having premiered on August 5, 2016. It`s produced by ITV Studios and Zeppotron, hosted by Jimmy Carr, with Sean Lock and Jon Richardson acting as permanent team captains.

The letters and numbers rounds exactly follow Countdown format, with “Teatime teasers” in between. Due to the comedy being intertwined into the body of the series, the game consists of only 8 or 9 rounds instead of the original 15. There is also a celebrity appearance in the Dictionary Corner, wherein they present a musical, poetic or humorous number.

Current season and possibilities of renewal

The series has received several prestigious award nominations, i.e. British Comedy Award, Best Male Television Comic for Sean Lock and Best Comedy Breakthrough Artist for Joe Wilkinson. 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown has a 8.1/10 IMDb rating based on over a thousand votes. The recent cycles of the series enjoyed positive viewer reception. The premiere episode of the current tenth series has scored 1.67 million viewers, and the viewership has slipped to 1.36 and then 1.15 million viewers for the second and third episodes respectively. Nonetheless,the series seems to be in very good shape and is a likely candidate for a renewal.

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