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Aussie 'cooking' web series cracks over 1.5 million viewers in one week

McLennan and McCartney..

Premiering on YouTube on February 11th, Aussie online series The Katering Show has garnered worldwide attention, with 1.7 million views in just one week.

In this time, YouTube subscribers have also grown by about 25K, and as well as from Australia, viewers are in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Germany, Sweden, Netherlands, Singapore and Malaysia.

The series stars comedians and Kate McLennan (ABC TV.s It.s a Date, Comedy Up Late; Network Ten.s Offspring, Channel 7.s Winners and Losers) and Kate McCartney (ABC TV.s Problems, Dirty Laundry Live, Adam Hills Tonight, Kath & Kim) as a horrendously smug foodie and a food-intolerant anti-foodie respectively, with McLennan attempting to teach an indifferent McCartney how to cook a new dish each week.

.At the start of The Katering Show I promised to change McCartney.s life through the power of good food and even better friendship,
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Screentime poaches ABC's Collins, promotes Steel

Jennifer Collins is quitting as ABC TV head of entertainment to join Screentime in the newly-created role of head of non-fiction.

In a related move, Screentime has promoted Simon Steel from executive producer non-fiction to head of factual, reporting to Collins.

The hiring of Collins, who starts in January, signals Screentime.s commitment to beefing up its non-fiction output including studio-based entertainment productions, comedy, panel shows and factual entertainment.

.We need to build up the entertainment side,. Screentime MD Bob Campbell tells If, while observing that area has not been a great focus for the company since Popstars. .We are delighted to welcome to Screentime an executive of the calibre and experience of Jennifer..

Campbell welcomes Nine Entertainment Co..s stock exchange listing, noting, .Nine has been a consistent supporter of good content and I am sure that momentum will continue..

Screentime.s non-fiction slate includes The Flying Miners for the ABC,
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Please Marry My Boy wins Wednesday ratings for Seven

The first night in weeks without the looming presence of My Kitchen Rules on the TV schedule saw the series finale of Seven’s Please Marry My Boy take on the mantle of the most watched non-news show on television.

The Seven program, which was up against The Mentalist on Nine, Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation on Ten and on Adam Hills in Gordon St Tonight on ABC1 in the 8.30pm time slot, took just over 1m.

It was also the top show in the 18-49 and 16-39 demographics, followed by a challenge episode of The Biggest Loser on Ten, according to Oztam overnight metro ratings.

The top rating show of the night was Seven News, which took 1.26m, followed by Today Tonight on the same channel.

The second episode of Agony Uncles, on at 9.30pm on ABC1, saw its audience settle from 408,000 on its debut last week to 371,000 last night.
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TV Week Logies announce 2012 nominations

The nominations for the 2012 TV Week Logies were announced on Sunday, with long-running soap Home and Away and Nine.s Underbelly: Razor leading the pool with seven nominations each.

Home and Away, which has been on air since 1988, received its nominations in the public-voted categories. It is up against Offspring, Packed To The Rafters, Winners And Losers and Underbelly: Razor for most popular drama series.

Esther Anderson (who plays Charlie Buckton) is nominated for both the gold logie for most popular TV personality and the silver logie for most popular actress. Veteran Ray Meagher (aka Alf Stewart) will compete against stars from Wild Boys, Packed to the Rafters and Offspring for most popular actor, while Dan Ewing, Steve Peacocke and Demi Harman are nominated in the most popular new talent categories.

Underbelly: Razor was acknowledged by both the public and industry peers. It earned nods for most popular series, actress
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2012 Logies nominees revealed

TV heavyweights Karl Stefanovic, Adam Hills and Asher Keddie are among the main contenders for the top prize at the 2012 TV Week Logie Awards.

For the second year in a row, the Today presenter, the Spicks and Specks host and the Paper Giants actress look likely to claim the top award – the viewer-voted Gold Logie – which last year was claimed by Stefanovic.

They will be challenged by Ten’s Carrie Bickmore, Hamish Blake from Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year and Seven’s Esther Anderson.

The list of contenders in full:

TV Week Gold Logie – Most Popular Personality on TV

Adam Hills (Spicks And Specks, ABC1/Adam Hills In Gordon St Tonight, ABC1) Asher Keddie (Nina Proudman, Offspring, Network Ten /Ita Buttrose, Paper Giants: The Birth Of Cleo, ABC1) Carrie Bickmore (The Project, Network Ten) Esther Anderson (Charlie Buckton, Home And Away, Channel Seven) Hamish Blake (Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year,
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