Sony Music Entertainment’s Global Podcast Division today announced that since its debut just over two weeks ago, Kermode & Mayo’s Take has become the fastest growing and most popular subscription ever on Apple Podcasts in the United Kingdom. The show debuted at #1 on the Apple Podcasts Charts for all categories and remains #1 in the TV & Film Charts in the United Kingdom, Ireland and New Zealand and #1 in the Film Reviews charts in those countries plus Australia, Sweden, Spain, South Africa, Hong Kong and The Netherlands.
Leading film critic Mark Kermode and iconic host and movie fanatic Simon Mayo host Kermode and Mayo’s Take twice weekly, which features the finest reviews and previews big guest interviews and a cornucopia of audience correspondence in every episode. Since its premiere, the show’s new season has featured conversations with top Hollywood talent Tom Hiddleston, Miles Teller and more. In addition to the 75 minute show available for free on all platforms, listeners are eagerly subscribing to “Take 2,” a second programme offering an equally premium additional show with extra content and exclusive features.
Simon Mayo said: “This seems rather cheering and reassuring news. All our success comes of course from Mark being the best critic and our production team being from the toppermost of top drawers.”
Mark Kermode said, “After topping the podcast charts since launch and bringing our peculiar brand of film conversation to an ever-bigger audience here and around the world, this is the icing on the cake. I’m just slightly annoyed that they made me re-watch the first Pirates of the Caribbean film,” referring to the first in a series of ‘watch-a-long’ podcasts from June in which subscribers will be able to enjoy streaming films in the company of Mark and Simon.