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Podcast Industry Ranking Highlights
Top 10 Podcast Publishers
US Audience: August 2018
Rank Podcast Publisher US Unique Monthly Audience Global Unique Streams & Downloads Active Shows
1 NPR 15,823,000 136,190,000 42
2 iHeartRadio 5,627,000 53,106,000 643*
3 New York Times 5,462,000 45,580,000 9
4 PRX 5,317,000 49,282,000 35
5 HowStuffWorks 5,275,000 61,329,000 40
6 WNYC Studios 5,051,000 29,253,000 55
7 ESPN 4,741,000 47,340,000 62
8 This American Life/Serial 4,547,000 19,330,000 3
9 Wondery 4,237,000 28,897,000 76
10 Barstool Sports 2,751,000 26,772,000 28

Total mobile and desktop US podcast audience.

Unique Monthly Audience:
Total of unique audience members who stream or download publisher's podcast content across all shows they produce.
Unique Streams & Downloads:
Total unique streams and downloads of podcast content for the month across all shows produced by publisher.
Active Shows:
Count of shows produced by publisher and measured by Podtrac which contribute to the totals in the Ranking.
Podcast Publisher:
An entity or individual which owns, creates and publishes podcasts.

Note: Ranking data only includes publishers that participate in Podtrac measurement for the full month for which the ranking is being released.

*Does not include shows being distributed via the iHeart webplayer on iHeart.com and affiliate sites. iHeart is working on a solution to measure those shows with Podtrac.