8 Out of 10 Cats

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  • TV-PG
  • 2005
  • 22 Seasons
  • 7.7  (5,908)

Taking it's name from a commercial tag line is 8 out of 10 Cats, a popular comedic polling panel show from BBC 4, starring comedian Jimmy Carr as its host. With a team of witty captains, Sean Lock, Dave Spikey, Jason Manford, and Jon Richardson and a slew of celebrities from the rich and famous to the newly popular, 8 out of 10 cats is a look into the strange world of public polling and its surprising insights into popular culture. The show has run for 15 series on the BBC, occasionally changing team captains. Questions are designed to befuddle and baffle the team captains and their guests, spurring a round of comedic conversation. In each episode, the two teams compete against each other, though no prizes are awarded for winning. The show centers around providing interesting facts in a comedic fashion. The panel game centers around three rounds during which any one of five games are commonly played: In "What Are You Talking About?" Panelists must have a savvy knowledge of current events, for they have to discern what the most popular topics of conversation were in the week. "Pick of the Polls" requires teams to pick a picture which relates to a specific poll. "Believe it or Not" tests their bluffing skills to discern if seemingly unbelievable statistics are in fact truly unbelievable. They win points for discerning the real statistics for the fake one. "And the Winner Is..." gives teams a polling question for which they must guess the top answers. Finally, "The Pole With a Whole" requires teams to fill in the blank of a strange statistic. Poll topics range from the scientific, to specific groups, general knowledge, and overall popular culture.

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Best Bits 2
11. Best Bits 2
December 29, 2020
More top moments from series 22. Jamali Maddix, Stacey Solomon, Ed Gamble, Kerry Godliman, Tom Read Wilson and many more join Jimmy Carr, Rob Beckett and Katherine Ryan.
Best Bits 1
10. Best Bits 1
December 22, 2020
Best bits from series 22, with Jimmy Carr, Rob Beckett, Katherine Ryan, Tom Allen, Rosie Jones, Phil Wang, Gemma Collins, Richard Osman, Rose Matafeo, Nadine Coyle, Jamie Laing and many more
Episode 9
9. Episode 9
December 15, 2020
Jimmy Carr hosts the comedy panel show. Rob Beckett, Paisley Billings and Josh Jones pit their wits against Katherine Ryan, Tom Read Wilson and Kiri Pritchard-McLean.
Episode 8
8. Episode 8
December 8, 2020
Jimmy Carr hosts as Rob Beckett, Ed Gamble and Donna and Verona go up against Katherine Ryan, Dr Ranj Singh and Sara Barron
Christmas Special
7. Christmas Special
February 18, 2020
Jimmy Carr hosts as team captains Rob Beckett and Katherine Ryan are joined by Loose Women panellist Stacey Solomon, comedians Darren Harriott and Sarah Keyworth, and The Apprentice's Thomas Skinner
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
February 11, 2020
Jamie Laing, Jessica Knappett, Rose Matafeo and Geoff Norcott join host Jimmy Carr and team captains Rob Beckett and Katherine Ryan
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
February 4, 2020
Guests Joel Dommett, Rosie Jones, Ovie Soko and Catherine Bohart join host Jimmy Carr and team captains Rob Beckett and Katherine Ryan
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
January 28, 2020
Jimmy Carr hosts as captains Rob Beckett and Katherine Ryan are joined by Gemma Collins, Jordan Stephens, Fin Taylor and Harriet Kemsley
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
January 21, 2020
Nadine Coyle, Spencer Matthews, Vogue Williams, Kerry Godliman and Phil Wang join host Jimmy Carr and team captains Rob Beckett and Katherine Ryan
Best Bits - Part Two
2. Best Bits - Part Two
January 1, 2020
The second of a two-part, brand-new compilation of all the best bits from this series of 8 out of 10 Cats.
Best Bits - Part One
1. Best Bits - Part One
December 29, 2019
The first of a two-part, brand-new compilation of all the best bits from this series of 8 out of 10 Cats.
Description

Taking it's name from a commercial tag line is 8 out of 10 Cats, a popular comedic polling panel show from BBC 4, starring comedian Jimmy Carr as its host. With a team of witty captains, Sean Lock, Dave Spikey, Jason Manford, and Jon Richardson and a slew of celebrities from the rich and famous to the newly popular, 8 out of 10 cats is a look into the strange world of public polling and its surprising insights into popular culture. The show has run for 15 series on the BBC, occasionally changing team captains.

Questions are designed to befuddle and baffle the team captains and their guests, spurring a round of comedic conversation. In each episode, the two teams compete against each other, though no prizes are awarded for winning. The show centers around providing interesting facts in a comedic fashion.

The panel game centers around three rounds during which any one of five games are commonly played:

In "What Are You Talking About?" Panelists must have a savvy knowledge of current events, for they have to discern what the most popular topics of conversation were in the week. "Pick of the Polls" requires teams to pick a picture which relates to a specific poll. "Believe it or Not" tests their bluffing skills to discern if seemingly unbelievable statistics are in fact truly unbelievable. They win points for discerning the real statistics for the fake one. "And the Winner Is..." gives teams a polling question for which they must guess the top answers. Finally, "The Pole With a Whole" requires teams to fill in the blank of a strange statistic. Poll topics range from the scientific, to specific groups, general knowledge, and overall popular culture.

8 Out of 10 Cats is a series that is currently running and has 22 seasons (267 episodes). The series first aired on June 3, 2005.

Where to Watch 8 Out of 10 Cats

8 Out of 10 Cats is available for streaming on the Channel 4 website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch 8 Out of 10 Cats on demand at Apple TV+ and Amazon Prime.

  • Premiere Date
    June 3, 2005
  • IMDB Rating
    7.7  (5,908)