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Podcast Industry Ranking Highlights
Top 10 Podcast Publishers
US Audience: September 2019
Rank Podcast Publisher US Unique Monthly Audience Global Downloads & Streams Active Shows
1 NPR 23,622,000 151,375,000 67
2 iHeartRadio 22,275,000 147,123,000 268
3 PRX 10,753,000 75,402,000 83
4 New York Times 10,046,000 65,150,000 10
5 Wondery 9,086,000 47,664,000 83
6 Barstool Sports 8,229,000 36,684,000 34
7 ESPN 7,461,000 51,391,000 69
8 WNYC Studios 5,921,000 28,822,000 53
9 This American Life/Serial 5,658,000 19,979,000 2
10 Kast Media 5,142,000 25,759,000 54

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: As of April 2019, Global Downloads and Streams reflect updates to Podtrac’s measurement algorithm and are not directly comparable to months prior to April 2019. Unique Monthly Audience numbers were not impacted by this update.