U.S. stream listening slipped about 3% month-over-month in August, according to the Triton Digital Webcast Metrics Top 20 Ranker. It was the second consecutive monthly dip.
As always, RAIN views the information through the lens of 6am – midnight, Monday through Sunday, in U.S. listening. The key metric is Average Active Sessions (AAS), which measures the average number of simultaneous listeners.
Pandora, leader of the pack, dropped four percent from July, at 1.8-million average active sessions. Number two-ranked iHeartRadio slipped by one percent.
Bright spots for the month include EMF(+6%) and AccuRadio (+3%).
Here are RAIN’s leader trendlines from Sep. 2009 through August of this year: