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Podcast Industry Ranking Highlights
Top 10 Podcast Publishers
US Audience: August 2019
Rank Podcast Publisher US Unique Monthly Audience Global Downloads & Streams Active Shows
1 iHeartRadio 23,123,000 154,840,000 258
2 NPR 22,739,000 156,628,000 61
3 PRX 10,738,000 74,359,000 83
4 New York Times 9,312,000 59,736,000 9
5 Wondery 9,261,000 49,612,000 82
6 Barstool Sports 7,894,000 54,089,000 34
7 ESPN 7,074,000 51,090,000 67
8 WNYC Studios 5,966,000 30,108,000 52
9 This American Life/Serial 5,469,000 19,891,000 2
10 TED 5,114,000 46,123,000 7

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.