8 out of 10 Cats is a television comic made by Zeppotron (a subsidiary of Endemol) for Channel 4. It was first broadcast on 3 June 2005. The title of the program is based on the advertising tagline of a cat food-brand Whiskas, who claimed that "8 out of 10 cats choose Whiskas". The program is based on opinion polls, and retrieves its information from polls carried out by different organizations and polls that are conducted by Harris Interactive for the program.
The program is presented by comedian Jimmy Carr and is played by two teams with team captains Sean Lock and Jon Richardson. Each week there are two customers per team, which is usually that week in the news or on TV have been.
8 out of 10 Cats is included in the BBC Television Centre, usually on the Thursday before the Friday broadcast.