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Edison/NPR report: Spoken word audio reaches 121 million Americans daily, including an active digital audience

Edison Research and NPR have released the results of a new survey into consumption of spoken word audio content. It includes five years of previously unreleased data about audio, including podcasts, news, sports, talk radio, and audiobooks. The Spoken Word Audio Report found that 73% of the U.S. population listened to spoken word audio in the past month. Continue Reading

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Edison finds women are more than half of the new wave of podcast fans

The latest report shared by Edison Research is an examination into the gender divides in podcasting. The results were initially presented at the She Podcasts LIVE event earlier this month. The report found that 29% of women have listened to a podcast in the last month, compared with 36% of men. Women are also drawing closer to an even split in the makeup of the monthly podcast audience. Continue Reading

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Edison, PodcastOne find heavy podcast listeners respond well to ads (but there’s a caveat)

Edison Research and PodcastOne joined forces for a new report examining the heaviest podcast consumers, including their responses to advertising. Topline results from the survey of these “super listeners” were shared at the IAB Podcast Upfront, with full results to come in a webinar next week. Continue Reading

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53M+ smart speaker owners in U.S.: NPR/Edison Research Smart Speaker Report

Fifty-three million American adults own smart speakers. Because some people and households own multiple speakers, that adds up to 118.5-million devices — a 78% increase in overall device ownership year-over-year. This, and much other data, come from the NPR/Edison Research Smart Audio Report, released in a webinar today. Continue Reading

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Infinite Dial Australia previewed (in Australia); full release set for next week

The Australia-specific version of The Infinite Dial, the industry’s benchmark consumer survey of listening, is set for release in a webinar Wednesday evening, May 8. A conference in Australia got a first look. A few key statistics shared here. Also the webinar registration link. Continue Reading