ABC is making a name for itself as the undisputed home of new and original Australian comedy, with millions of viewers flocking to Aunty for a fix of home-grown laughs.
In exciting news, Season five of Utopia has catapulted to the top of the charts to become ABC iview’s Number One non-kids program this year, as viewers lap up the exploits of the Nation Building Authority’s crack team of bureaucrats, headed up by Tony Woodford (Rob Sitch).
Season 2 of Kitty Flanagan’s award-winning comedy Fisk, available exclusively on ABC iview, was ABC’s most-watched comedy in 2022, and in 2023 it remains one of the most popular shows on iview, as the probate lawyer in the brown suit, Helen Tudor-Fisk, continues to garner a legion of fans across the country.
While launching last month, the feel-good comedy Mother and Son, starring audience favourites Denise Scott and Matt Okine, is proving an early hit, picking up a new generation of fans and notching up a total audience of over 1.2 million people watching the first episode.
ABC Head of Screen Content Jennifer Collins said the ABC had a long and proud history of supporting Australian comedy and nurturing comedic talent both on screen and behind the scenes.
“We’re thrilled to see our audiences enjoying our first-class, diverse comedy offering,” she said.
ABC Head of Comedy Todd Abbott said always great to see home-grown comedy kicking goals, and we’re super proud that laughs are leading the way in showing people the on-demand delights of ABC iview.
“From the hilarious wild times in Gold Diggers and the madcap comedy of Aunty Donna’s Coffee Café, to the beautifully executed comedy-drama In Limbo, ABC is the home of Australian comedy,” he said.