Podtrac released its podcast publisher ranking for February 2019. Nine of the publishers in the ranking reported growth in their unique monthly audience in the U.S. Wondery and The Daily Wire had the biggest jumps, both posting 17% growth. The average U.S. unique monthly audience for these top ten publishers reached 8.1 million, up 6% from January 2019 and up 42% from February 2018.
NPR held the top spot for another month with a U.S. unique monthly audience of more than 18.2 million, followed by iHeartRadio with an audience of 16.5 million. The rest of the ranking was the same as in January, with PRX and the New York Times flipping between the fourth and fifth spots.
iHeartRadio had the largest number of global unique streams and downloads in February. The network’s 160 active shows generated more than 148.1 million streams and downloads. NPR’s 48 active shows were close behind with 147.2 million streams and downloads in February.