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Podcast Industry Ranking Highlights
Top 10 Podcast Publishers
US Audience: April 2019
Rank Podcast Publisher US Unique Monthly Audience Global Downloads & Streams Active Shows
1 NPR 19,385,000 143,287,000 55
2 iHeartRadio 18,448,000 123,785,000 165
3 PRX 8,171,000 59,085,000 70
4 Wondery 7,412,000 37,547,000 66
5 New York Times 7,362,000 49,617,000 9
6 Barstool Sports 6,280,000 27,885,000 28
7 This American Life/Serial 6,166,000 23,779,000 2
8 ESPN 5,414,000 40,636,000 62
9 WNYC Studios 5,168,000 24,025,000 53
10 Daily Wire 3,929,000 22,848,000 5

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.

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

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Note: Global Unique Streams & Downloads for April is reflects updates to Podtrac’s measurement algorithm.