Free TV Show Tickets in New York City

There are over 45 TV shows being taped at any one time in the New York City area. All TV show tickets are free. Some shows also pay audience members to attend the taping.

There are over 45 TV shows being taped at any one time in the New York City area. All TV show tickets are free. Some shows also pay audience members to attend the taping.

TV Show Ticket List

Live with Kelly and Ryan

Live with Kelly & Ryan

ABC Studio 7 Lincoln

Genre: Talk Show
Duration: 1 hr
Tapings Per Week: 4 or 5
Paid Gig: NO

Live with Kelly and Ryan is a morning talk show consisting of celebrity interviews, musical guests and games, and is hosted by Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest

Jim Cramer as host of Mad Money

Mad Money

CNBC Inc

Genre: Talk Show/Investment
Duration: 1 hr
Tapings Per Week: 5
Paid Gig: NO

Mad Money is a daily cable TV show focused on financial advice, especially on how to play the stock market. Jim Cramer hosts this atypical financial advice show.

Match Game TV Show

Match Game

ABC Studio TV-24

Genre: Game Show Revival
Duration: 1.5 hrs
Tapings Per Week: 4
Paid Gig: NO

Match Game is a classic TV game show that has aired in a variety of incarnations since 1962. The present is hosted and executive produced by Alec Baldwin.

The Misery Index

NEP Penn Studios 401

Genre: Game Show
Duration: 4.25 hrs
Tapings Per Week: 5
Paid Gig: $65

Game show developed solely for TBS based on the popular card game "Shit Happens," which gamifies embarrassment, humiliation, and total misery for laughs.

Morning Joe TV show on MSNBC

Morning Joe

NBC Studio 8H

Genre: Morning Talk Show
Duration: 3 hrs
Tapings Per Week: 5
Paid Gig: NO

Morning Joe is a daily morning news and talk show that features both enterprise reporting and in-depth discussions on hot news topics and current events.

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People's Court

Connecticut Film Center

Genre: Syndicated Daytime Court Show
Duration: 2 hours
Tapings Per Week: 6
Paid Gig: NO

The People's Court is a television court show that features ordinary people who have grievances in civil court mediated by Judge Marilyn Milian.

Rachael Ray cooking talk show

Rachael Ray

Chelsea Television Studios A (AMV)

Genre: Daytime Talk Show
Duration: 1 Hour
Tapings Per Week: 5
Paid Gig: NO

The Rachael Ray Show is a day time talk show which consists of interviews, games, how-to segments, and cooking a themed recipe with guests.

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Saturday Night Live SNL

NBC Studio 8H

Genre: Comedy Skit Show
Duration: 1.5 hrs
Tapings Per Week: 1
Paid Gig: NO

Saturday Night Live (SNL), is a weekly comedy sketch TV show with guest stars and guest hosts from Hollywood, aired on NBC every Saturday night.

Sherri Shepherd TV Show

Sherri Shepherd

Chelsea Television Studios B (AMV)

Genre: Daytime Talk Show/Tabloid/ Interview
Duration: 3 hrs
Tapings Per Week: 5
Paid Gig: NO

Taking over the Wendy Williams Show slot and studio, The Sherri Shepherd Show is another morning yakker but now hosted by The View alum Sherri Shepherd

Startalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson

StarTalk

New York Historical Society

Genre: Science/Culture Talk Show
Duration: 4.5 hrs
Tapings Per Week: 2
Paid Gig: NO

StarTalk is a late night TV show hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson that intertwines science and real world current events and is loved by nerds everywhere

The Steve Wilkos Show

Steve Wilkos Show

Rich Forum Theatre

Genre: Tabloid Talk Show
Duration: 2-3 hrs
Tapings Per Week: 6
Paid Gig: NO

The Steve Wilkos Show is a daytime relationship problem resolution TV show. Wilkos is not afraid to get physical with his guests when conflict arises.

Tamron Hall Morning Talk Show on ABC

Tamron Hall

ABC Studio 67

Genre: Talk Show
Duration: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Tapings Per Week: 3
Paid Gig: NO

Tamron Hall is a daytime talk show that has the goal of inspiring others through deep, yet fun conversations about current events and celebrity interviews.

Hoda Kotb And Savanna Guthrie Today Show

The Today Show

NBC Studio 1A

Genre: Live TV Talk Show
Duration: 4 hrs
Tapings Per Week: 5
Paid Gig: NO

The Today Show is a daily morning talk show on NBC comprised of celebrity interviews, musical concerts, and current news discussions.

Today show third hour megyn kelly replacement show

The Today Show: Third Hour

NBC Studio 6A

Genre: News / Talk
Duration: 1 Hour
Tapings Per Week: 5
Paid Gig: NO

A cobbled together show to replace The Megyn Kelly Show. Third Hour attempts to keep the audience tuned in after 9AM with the same fare as the first 2 hours

The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on NBC

The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon

NBC Studio 6B

Genre: Late Night Talk/Variety Show
Duration: 1.5 hours
Tapings Per Week: 5
Paid Gig: NO

The Tonight Show is a late night TV talk show hosted Jimmy Fallon, comprised of celebrity interviews, SNL style skits, on-screen games, and musical guests.

The View TV Show

The View

ABC Television Studio

Genre: Daytime Talk Show
Duration: 1 Hour
Tapings Per Week: 5
Paid Gig: NO

The View is a political daytime TV talk show hosted by a panel of women who interview celebrities, politicians and musical artists about noteworthy events.

Wild 'N Out hosted by Nick Cannon

Wild'N Out

ABC Television Studio

Genre: Improv Comedy
Duration: Five Hours
Tapings Per Week: 10
Paid Gig: NO

Wild 'N Out is an improvisational TV show where comedians and rappers have rap battles with each other to see who is the best at insulting each other.

Wild'N Out Live at Time Square on MTV

Wild'N Out Live

MTV Studios at Times Square

Genre: Improv Comedy
Duration: 1 hr
Tapings Per Week: 1
Paid Gig: $40

Wild'n Out LIVE is a spin-off of the original Wild'n Out. Nick Cannon is giving up-and-coming comedians a chance to rap against him in the Wildstyle rap battle.

Free Ticket Availability

Some of the free TV show tapings tickets can be hard to get, while other TV show tickets are abundant and are available any day of the week. Some TV tapings can be slow and a bit tedious.

TV Show Taping Schedules:

Short Window Shows

Some TV shows come into New York City to tape a lot of shows in a very short time. They book a TV studio and shoot a large amount of shows in a small time window to minimize their studio costs. Sometimes they can shoot 25 shows in one week. They may not return to NYC to tape again for several weeks. These types of shows are usually where the subject is not time sensitive or newsworthy, IE court shows, chef shows and game shows.

Daily Taping Shows

Other TV shows may tape every day and the show may be broadcast soon after taping, if not live. These TV shows maintain a permanent TV studio in the city. These shows have feature news, interviews, weather forecasts and special-interest stories. Late night talk shows, daytime talk shows and morning shows fit into this category.

Both types of these TV shows have free tickets which are available to the general public.

Some TV Shows Pay The Audience to Attend

Some of the short-window TV shows want to get a a reliable audience for a whole day of taping during a single day shoot. They will often pay audience members to attend these types of shows. The non-union pay rate is about $15/hour. The gig can last for up to 8 hours. Food and drinks are provided.

Free Ticket Availability

Some of the free TV show tapings tickets can be hard to get, while other TV show tickets are abundant and are available any day of the week. Some TV tapings can be slow and a bit tedious.

TV Show Taping Schedules:

Short Window Shows

Some TV shows come into New York City to tape a lot of shows in a very short time. They book a TV studio and shoot a large amount of shows in a small time window to minimize their studio costs. Sometimes they can shoot 25 shows in one week. They may not return to NYC to tape again for several weeks. These types of shows are usually where the subject is not time sensitive or newsworthy, IE court shows, chef shows and game shows.

Daily Taping Shows

Other TV shows may tape every day and the show may be broadcast soon after taping, if not live. These TV shows maintain a permanent TV studio in the city. These shows have feature news, interviews, weather forecasts and special-interest stories. Late night talk shows, daytime talk shows and morning shows fit into this category.

Both types of these TV shows have free tickets which are available to the general public.

Some TV Shows Pay The Audience to Attend

Some of the short-window TV shows want to get a a reliable audience for a whole day of taping during a single day shoot. They will often pay audience members to attend these types of shows. The non-union pay rate is about $15/hour. The gig can last for up to 8 hours. Food and drinks are provided.