The Katering Show hosts L-R Kate McLennan and Kate McCartney.
The Katering Show season two has had over one million plays on iView since launching April 15, becoming the most watched original series in the short history of iView commissions.
The eight-part web-series is written by and stars Kate McCartney and Kate McLennan, who said jointly: “1 million plays of The Katering Show season two on ivue (sic). We can’t believe it. That’s over half the population of Australia."
ABC Head of Audience and Digital Rebecca Heap said that her MO was to “commission digital first content to build the audience for unique Australian perspectives on our culture across all platforms. The Kates nailed the brief”.
ABC Head of Comedy Rick Kalowski agreed that “to have shocked and appalled such a huge number of viewers with The Katering Show Season 2 is a dream come true”.
Screen Australia Investment Manager, Multiplatform Mike Cowap said, “The Kates have caught lightning in a bottle a second time with their unique brand of humour. Screen Australia is thrilled to have been able to provide some of the ingredients once again.”
Other titles exlusive to iView launched this year include DAFUQ?, Black As, and You Can’t Ask That.
Another season of The Katering Show is already under discussion with the ABC and Screen Australia.