According to NRK the first episode of season one had 253,000 viewers, with streaming being the dominant medium. The remaining ten episodes were equally strong for the market, with five episodes exceeding 200,000 viewers.
Shame follows Eva and her friends at Hartvig Nissen School in Oslo as they navigate their way through teenage life. It is an experimental concept where viewers can follow the characters and their lives through clips and photos on their social media accounts, which are then combined to form an episode at the end of each week.
Despite the success of the show, few know who the young actors really are. NRK has chosen to shield them from the media and said that they are unavailable for interview.
“The actors are very young, I think it’s nice that they are sheltered a little,” says Håkon Moslet, Editorial Director for NRK P3. “We want them to live their lives and be normal youngsters.”
Season one of Skam can be viewed here.