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Podcast Industry Ranking Highlights
Top 10 Podcast Publishers
US Audience: October 2017
Rank Podcast Publisher US Unique Monthly Audience Global Unique Streams & Downloads Active Shows
1 NPR 16,179,000 106,994,000 41
2 iHeartMedia 8,957,000 33,585,000 525
3 WNYC Studios 8,676,000 45,628,000 44
4 PRX 5,969,000 42,220,000 34
5 This American Life/Serial 5,662,000 21,173,000 3
6 HowStuffWorks 4,886,000 40,864,000 18
7 ESPN 4,875,000 36,799,000 79
8 Wondery 4,529,000 25,878,000 55
9 New York Times 4,258,000 24,379,000 8
10 Barstool Sports 2,711,000 19,570,000 24

Total mobile and desktop US podcast audience.

Unique Monthly Audience:
Total of unique audience members who stream or download publisher's podcast content across all shows they produce.
Unique Streams & Downloads:
Total unique streams and downloads of podcast content for the month across all shows produced by publisher.
Active Shows:
Count of shows produced by publisher and measured by Podtrac which contribute to the totals in the Ranking.
Podcast Publisher:
An entity or individual which owns, creates and publishes podcasts.

Note: Ranking data only includes publishers that participate in Podtrac measurement for the full month for which the ranking is being released.