He began his run in the last heat of Series 73, beating 4-time winner Jamie Collyer on the crucial conundrum SLIMENEMY to beat Collyer 85 – 68. He returned after stepping aside for the series finals and Championship of Champions XIV. Despite declaring numerous words that were not listed in the selection, he breezed through the heats and finished with a points tally of 717. He returned in June 2016 as #6 seed for the quarter-finals. Here, he was dramatically defeated by Ann Dibben, who solved the crucial conundrum MAGICPORT after 28.75 seconds to win by just one point. Ironically, his quarter-final defeat saw him achieve his highest score on the show.
Down competed in the 2018 FOCAL finals as the #7 seed, and finished in 4th place, winning 4 out of 7 games.
|#||Date||Type||Contestant 1||Score||Contestant 2||Guest||Lex||Max|
|6270||14/12/2015||P||Jamie Collyer||69 – 85||Tim Down||David Baddiel||Susie Dent||132|
|6293||25/01/2016||P||Tim Down||78 – 68||Nicholas Birks||Nicholas Owen||Susie Dent||126|
|6294||26/01/2016||P||Tim Down||84 – 52||Margaret Riches||Nicholas Owen||Susie Dent||126|
|6295||27/01/2016||P||Tim Down||104 – 37||Paul Turgoose||Nicholas Owen||Susie Dent||134|
|6296||28/01/2016||P||Tim Down||91 – 41||Veronica Daniel||Nicholas Owen||Susie Dent||134|
|6297||29/01/2016||P||Tim Down||92 – 34||Benjamin Owen||Nicholas Owen||Susie Dent||124|
|6298||1/02/2016||P||Tim Down||78 – 62||David E Coote||Helen Fospero||Susie Dent||137|
|6299||2/02/2016||P||Tim Down||105 – 61||Colin Tuite||Helen Fospero||Susie Dent||134|
|6380||20/06/2016||QF||Ann Dibben||107 – 106||Tim Down||Dr Phil Hammond||Susie Dent||127|