The first-ever study on the share of listening to all audio platforms.
After decades of researching audio platforms separately, Edison developed the first-ever study that takes an in-depth look at the share of time Americans spend with all audio platforms together: Share of Ear®.
Share of Ear® is an audio listening diary survey that measures all audio respondents listen to during a 24-hour period. We learn what they’re listening to, how much they listen and when, where they listen, and what device they listen on. Edison has been conducting this study in multiple waves each year since 2014, and brands like Westwood One, Entercom, Spotify, Pandora, and Apple rely on Share of Ear® data to keep up with Americans’ audio habits. According to Pierre Bouvard, Chief Insights Officer of Westwood One, “Share of Ear® provides the definitive and authoritative understanding of how Americans consume audio. If you are a brand, agency, or content producer, this is one of the most useful and actionable resources you can access!”
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View published reports with data from Share of Ear® below.
Gen Z Listeners in the U.S. are Heavy Users of Streaming, but 55% listen to AM/FM Radio Every Day Audio consumers in “Gen Z” — those between the ages of 13 and 24 — prefer listening on their smartphones, which should be no surprise because they have grown up with the devices, but AM/FM radio’s reach among Gen Z is high (55%), according to Share of Ear® information from […]
For the first time since Edison Research’s Share of Ear® study began tracking the growth of audio consumption in 2014, the total daily share of time spent listening on digital devices by those age 13+ in the U.S. has surpassed the share of time spent listening on traditional, more linear devices. Before the COVID-19 disruptions, 55% of the daily total share of time spent listening by […]
Half of those age 13+ now begin their audio day at 8:30am; before COVID was 7:15am New data from the Edison Research Share of Ear® study, conducted during the period of COVID-19 disruptions, shows that people in the U.S. age 13 and older began listening to audio a full 75 minutes later on average, as compared to before […]
Americans are spending less of their total listening time with YouTube in 2020, and YouTube as an audio-only source is reaching fewer Americans in 2020, according to two updated datasets from Edison Research. Known as the birthplace of the eponymous YouTube star as well as many a viral challenge, YouTube also functionally serves as a […]