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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March 2017 - Top Podcast Publishers

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

Highlights of the March Publisher Ranking :

  • This American Life/Serial recovers the #2 spot for the first time since April of 2016 with the launch of its new show S-Town.
  • Unique U.S. Audience for all Top 10 publishers increased in March over February.
  • Total Global Unique Streams and Downloads for the group of Top 10 publishers is up by 24% in March over February.

Top 20 Podcasts: February 2017

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

Two new shows make the Top 20 for the first time this month: The Daily (#13) from the New York Times and Pod Save America (#14) from Crooked Media.

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February 2017 - Top Podcast Publishers

TOP PODCAST PUBLISHER RANKING FOR FEBRUARY 2017 NOW AVAILABLE

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

Highlights of the February Publisher Ranking :

  • The New York Times debuts on the Ranking at #7 fueled by the success of its new podcast The Daily.
  • Unique audience and global downloads were relatively flat for most publishers for February compared to January.
  • Total Global Unique Streams and Downloads for the group of top 10 publishers was 183 million in February compared to 194 million in  January.

January 2017 - Top Podcast Publishers

Podtrac's Top Podcast Publisher Ranking for January 2017 is now available

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

Highlights of the January Publisher Ranking :

  • Unique audience was flat for all publishers for January compared to December, however, all but two publishers had an increase in total U.S. and Global downloads - signifying an increase in the amount of listening (number of episodes) by individual audience members while the overall audience of podcast listeners remains static.
  • Total Global Unique Streams and Downloads for the group of top 10 publishers was up 4% for January over December while U.S. traffic was up by 3%.

Top 20 Podcasts: December 2016

Podtrac's ranking of the Top 20 Podcasts based on U.S. Unique Monthly Audience for December 2016  is now available at Podtrac.com.

Highlights of the December Top Podcasts Ranking

  • The top seven podcasts are the same as in November in exact same order.
  • The end of the election cycle resulted in one election-related show dropping from from #8 to #13 (NPR Politics) and one election-related show dropping off the Top 20 (FiveThirtyEight Elections).
  •  Two new shows make the Top 20 for the first time this month: How I Built This at #16 and Crimetown at #18.

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December 2016 - Top Podcast Publisher Ranking

Podtrac's Top Podcast Publisher Ranking for December 2016 is now available.

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

Highlights of the December Publisher Ranking :

  • Unique audience numbers were relatively flat for most publishers for December over November.
  • American Public Media has climbed back into the top 10 (#9) after an absence in November.
  • Total Global Unique Streams and Downloads for the group of top 10 publishers was down by 8% for December (186 million) over November (203 million).

TOP 20 PODCASTS: NOVEMBER 2016

Podtrac's ranking of the Top 20 Podcasts based on U.S. Unique Monthly Audience for the month of November 2016  is now available at Podtrac.com.

Highlights of the November Top Podcasts Ranking

  • The Top 20 podcasts for November are the same 20 shows as we saw make the list in October.
  • Election related shows continued to make the list but appeared somewhat lower on the November list versus October (NPR Politics moved from #7 to #8 and FiveThirtyEight Elections fell from #8 to #13).
  • Once again, This American Life and RadioLab command the number 1 and 2 spots respectively while we see shuffling of the relative ranking of the remaining top shows.

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