Podtrac has released its monthly ranker of the top podcast publishers. Only publishers that participate in Podtrac’s measurement platform for the entire month are included on the chart.
The September 2018 chart includes all of the same publishers as the August list, with just some shuffles in order. NPR remains firmly entrenched at the top of the heap for yet another month. This American Life/Serial leapt up to the second spot on the strength of the third season of the true crime sensation Serial. Wondery took third, bolstered by interest in new show Dr. Death.
Across the top 10, total global downloads rose 10% from the August 2018 results. Compared with September 2017, the metric increased 63%.