Spoken-word listening rapidly growing; music and AM/FM erode (Spoken Word Audio Report)

The 2021 edition of the annual Spoken Word Audio Report, a comprehensive survey study fielded by Edison Research with support from NPR, is out. Key findings include how all kinds of spoken word audio listening (podcasting, audiobooks, AM/FM talk radio) is quickly growing, and largely eating into AM/FM talk radio. Click through for many in-depth details, graphics, and the download link for full results and videos. Continue Reading

36% of Black Americans listen to podcasts monthly: New research (Edison, SXM, Mindshare)

“Black listeners are closing the gap with the general market.” That’s a general insight driving a new consumer survey study fielded by Edison Research and supported by SXM Media and media agency Mindshare. The Black Podcast Listener Report will be presented via webinar on Tuesday, November 16. Click for a early data nibbles and link to free registration. Continue Reading

Are podcasts too long? That’s what Latino unadopters think (Edison Research)

In a new and intriguing Latino Podcast (non) Listener Report from Edison Research, one key survey question asks why respondents don’t listen. We see the results as pointing to the length of podcasts, and also difficulties in getting familiar with podcasts — a classic ease-of-use problem. Click for details, graphics, and metrics from this fascinating study. Continue Reading

Joe Rogan tops Edison list (again); survey method broadens ranker reach

Edison releases the U.S. Top 50 Podcasts for the full year span of Q3-2020 through Q2-2021. It is characterized by the same level of stability shown in all rankers — eight of the top 10 shows are identical to the full-year 2020 list from Edison. But as a consumer research project, Edison’s ranker has much more reach than server-side client measurement such as Podtrac’s monthly rankers. “The Joe Rogan Experience” lands in the #1 spot … again. Continue Reading

Edison Research plans second annual Latino Podcast Listener Report in dual-language webinars

A majority of Latinos in the U.S. have  listened to a podcast. That teaser is leaked by Edison Research to promote an upcoming webinar release of the second annual Latino Podcast Listener Report. Dual-language presentations are scheduled at different times on Tuesday, July 13. Click through for details and registration links. The webinars are free. Continue Reading