July 2017 - Top Podcast Publishers

The full July Ranking of the Top 10 Podcast Publishers is now available for download at Podtrac.com

Highlights of the July Ranking include:

  • Most (seven out of ten) publishers' audience numbers were relatively flat for July over June.  Those publishers who did increase audience (Wondery, NYT, Radiotopia/PRX) also added shows.
  • Total Global Unique Streams and Downloads for the group of Top 10 publishers increased 4% for July over June.
  • Total Global Downloads and Streams for the Top 10 Publishers for July increased by 60% year-over-year from July of 2016.
Notes: Radiotopia shows have been combined with PRX shows and are listed as one publisher: PRX. CBS dropped from the July rankings due to changes in their content management system requiring adjustments to Podtrac measurement implementation.

Notes:

Radiotopia shows have been combined with PRX shows and are listed as one publisher: PRX.

CBS dropped from the July rankings due to changes in their content management system requiring adjustments to Podtrac measurement implementation.

June 2017 - Top Podcast Publishers

The full June Ranking of the Top 10 Podcast Publishers is now available at Podtrac.com

Highlights of the June Ranking include:

  • ESPN debuts at #5 with a Unique U.S. Audience of 3.5 million and Wondery at #7 with a Unique U.S Audience of 2.6 million.
  • Six of the Top 10 for June 2017 were on the ranking for June 2016 and all show increases in U.S. Audience numbers.
  • Total Global Unique Streams and Downloads for the group of Top 10 publishers is up 13% for June (282,324,800) over May (250,700,000).
  • Total Global Downloads and Streams for the Top 10 Publishers increased by 57% from June of 2016.
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May 2017 - Top Podcast Publishers

The full May Ranking of the Top 10 Podcast Publishers is now available at Podtrac.com

Highlights of the May Ranking include:

  • The Washington Post debuts at #10 with a U.S. Unique Audience of just under 1.4 million.
  • Six of the ten publishers showed increases in their U.S. unique audience over April with three publishers posting double digit gains: HowStuffWorks (48%), Washington Post (28%) and New York Times (18%).
  • Total Global Unique Streams and Downloads for the group of Top 10 publishers is flat for May 2017 (250,700,000) over April 2017 (250,401,000) .

Comparing year-over-year data all six publishers who were on both the May 2016 and May 2017 rankings show double digit year-over-year growth, with HowStuffWorks (71%)  and NPR (63%) showing the biggest gains.

Top 20 Podcasts: April 2017

Podtrac's ranking of the Top 20 Podcasts based on U.S. Unique Monthly Audience for April 2017 is now available at Podtrac.com.

S-Town, the new podcast from This American Life and Serial, tops the April list up from #4 in March.  S-Town broke the record of fastest growing podcast with an average of 5.6 million downloads per episode in its first 30 days.

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April 2017 - Top Podcast Publishers

The full April 2017 Ranking of the Top 10 Podcast Publishers is now available at Podtrac.com

The April 2017 ranking marks the one-year anniversary of the Podtrac Podcast Publisher ranking.

Comparing year-over-year data for the first time (April 2016 to April 2017) provides the following insights:

  • U.S. podcast audiences are increasing:  the top 10 publishers saw an average increase of 31% year-over-year

  • Audiences are listening more:  the top publishers saw a year-over-year increase of 35% in Global Downloads and Streams (from 169 million in April 2016 to 259 million in April 2017)

  • NPR continues to lead the podcasting space: NPR has held the position of publisher with the largest unique audience for 13 straight months.

Total Global Unique Streams and Downloads for the group of Top 10 publishers is up by 9% for April 2017 over March 2017.

Top 20 Podcasts: March 2017

Podtrac's ranking of the Top 20 Podcasts based on U.S. Unique Monthly Audience for March 2017 is now available at Podtrac.com.

Two new shows make the ranking for March: S-Town from This American Life/Serial makes the highest debut to date at #4, while The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe lands at #14.

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