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.

Digital Device Listening Crosses the 50% Threshold During COVID-19 Disruptions

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 […]

U.S. Listeners’ Audio Day Starting Later During COVID-19 Disruptions

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 […]

YouTube “Listening” Decreases in 2020

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 […]

Three stats to know before the release of the Latino Podcast Listener Report

by Gabriel Soto, Manager of Research When it comes to Latinos, there is no shortage of audio consumption among our community. As we are about to see, the same is true for podcast listening. The irony, however, is in the shortage of resources available to the Latino podcasting market. This strong consumption — paired with a lack of research – merits a formal look into the podcast listening terrains of the Latino listening world. This is exactly one reason why we have teamed up with […]