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Podcast Industry Ranking Highlights
Top 10 Podcast Publishers
US Audience: September 2018
Rank Podcast Publisher US Unique Monthly Audience Global Unique Streams & Downloads Active Shows
1 NPR 16,386,000 143,651,000 41
2 This American Life/Serial 7,724,000 37,010,000 3
3 Wondery 6,029,000 41,060,000 81
4 iHeartRadio 5,796,000 55,281,000 639*
5 WNYC Studios 5,600,000 32,073,000 53
6 PRX 5,551,000 53,136,000 36
7 ESPN 5,470,000 52,460,000 62
8 HowStuffWorks 5,440,000 63,628,000 40
9 New York Times 5,355,000 43,825,000 9
10 Barstool Sports 2,522,000 23,681,000 30

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.