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Podtrac releases Podcast Category Rankings

Podtrac has released an extension of its monthly podcast rankers which are promoted in RAIN and elsewhere. The new product is Podcast Category Rankings, and breaks out metrics by topical categories such as News Comedy, True Crime, and all the 19 Apple Podcasts show categories. As such, the Category Rankings aspire to detail the podcast topography more exactly than the uncategorized Podtrac monthly rankers which list audience and downloads across all categories. Continue Reading

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Podtrac March podcast ranker topped by news, as familiar shows continue to lead on coronavirus coverage

Podtrac released its show ranker for March 2020. The podcast list continues to show a bent towards news and current events. The only new addition for the month was Coronavirus: Fact vs Fiction from CNN, which landed at No. 13. The appearance of only one new program in Podtrac’s assessment implies that, at least in the upper echelon, there has not been much or any movement away from favorite shows during this time of crisis. Continue Reading

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Podtrac March 2020 publisher chart, plus RAIN remix

Podtrac has released its ranking of the top podcast publishers for February 2020. A change is afoot — Podtrac has added five more places to this ranking, making it a top-20 list. Also, the RAIN Remix, to gain insight about how the audience, and streams/downloads, are distributed across number of shows for each publisher. It reshuffles the list considerably. Continue Reading

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Podtrac weekly coronavirus update: Listening drops across the board, uptick for business shows

Podtrac continues its very interesting year-to-date and week-over-week charting of podcast downloads and audience size. New in this report, Podtrac has added arrays of micro charts for 19 major podcast categories. In these, we see interesting stories being told of attention paid to different types of content. It can be understood as a kind of sociological study of listening in a stressful era. Continue Reading

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Podtrac February 2020 publisher chart, plus RAIN remix (CORRECTED)

Podtrac has released its ranking of the top podcast publishers for February 2020. All fifteen publishers saw growth in their U.S. unique monthly audience from the previous month, with an average increase of 9%. Also, the RAIN Remix, to gain insight about how the audience, and streams/downloads, are distributed across number of shows. Continue Reading