Kermode & Mayo’s Take debuts as most popular subscription on Apple Podcasts in the UK

Sony Music Entertainment’s Newest Global Podcast Entry Rises to the Top of Apple’s UK’s Podcast Charts

Sony Music Entertainment’s (SME) 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 program offering an equally premium second show with extra content and exclusive features. 

“Kermode and Mayo have made an incredible impact in UK audio for decades. They are radio icons but also pioneers of podcasting. Their fans absolutely love them, so we are not surprised how they’ve built a subscription base quicker than any other show on Apple Podcasts in the UK. This is just the beginning,” said Jez Nelson, Executive Vice President and Co‑Head of Global Podcasts, Sony Music Entertainment. 

Listeners can subscribe now to Kermode and Mayo’s Take on all podcast platforms. Visit for further information.

About Sony Music Podcasts

Sony Music Podcasts is a division of Sony Music Entertainment, a global leader in audio at the intersection of music, podcasting, entertainment and technology. Through our diverse global partnerships with leading creators and our team of sales, marketing and business development professionals, Sony Music Podcasts uses our core strengths to help the podcast community achieve greater levels of success. In alignment with our creator-first philosophy, we drive impactful storytelling through compelling content everywhere.

About Simon Mayo and Mark Kermode

Mayo and Kermode have been broadcasting together for 21 years, having united over their love of films. Their dynamic style and expertise have made them the leading film experts in the UK, twice winning the coveted Listeners’ Choice Award at the British Podcast Awards and two Sony Awards; a Gold for Best Speech show and Best Specialist Contributor for Mark Kermode.