Weekly Insights · May 15, 2024

The Top 50 U.S. Podcasts Q1 2024

By Edison Research

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This week Edison Research is proud to announce the Top 50 U.S. podcasts among weekly listeners 13+ for Q1 2024. Edison Podcast Metrics™ is the only podcast measurement service in the U.S. that measures the relative audience size of all podcasts and podcast networks; this includes networks and shows that have not opted into other industry rankers. 

Remaining as the Top 3 from Q4 2023 into Q1 2024 are The Joe Rogan Experience, Crime Junkie, and The Daily. But there have been some interesting shifts further down the list—find out more in the Top 50 ranker below.   

  1. The Joe Rogan Experience 
  1. Crime Junkie 
  1. The Daily 
  1. New Heights with Jason and Travis Kelce (+2) 
  1. Dateline NBC 
  1. This American Life (+1) 
  1. Call Her Daddy (+5) 
  1. SmartLess (+2) 
  1. Morbid (+2) 
  1. Stuff You Should Know (-6) 

In the fourth quarter of 2023, New Heights with Jason and Travis Kelce made an impressive leap into the Top 10. This quarter the show rises even further, ranking fourth overall. 

In The Top 50 for the first time: Some exciting newcomers make their debut in the Top 50. Debuting at #11, Club Shay Shay gains traction with a viral episode featuring Monique and Katt Williams, even earning a parody on Saturday Night Live. Nightcap, co-hosted by Club Shay Shay’s Shannon Sharpe, debuts at #46. The Tucker Carlson Podcast, which launched in early December 2023 at the same time as Carlson’s own streaming network, enters the top 50 at #24. 

The Basement Yard, a sensation on TikTok, secured the #40 spot, while Dumb Blonde came in at #45. Additionally, The Broski Report with Brittany Broski, launched in May 2023, has steadily risen to #48 and was featured in Edison’s Top Five Podcasts Launched in the U.S. in 2023

Out of The Top 50: The Bill Simmons Podcast, H3 Podcast, Dark History and the WTF with Marc Maron Podcast bid farewell to the Top 50 this quarter. 

The podcast show ranker is derived from data collected continuously during the first quarter of 2024, interviewing 5,300 weekly podcast consumers ages 13 and older in the U.S. Participants indicate which podcasts they listened to in the past week along with a variety of demographic, psychographic, and purchase-behavior information. This ranker measures reach as a percentage of the weekly podcast listening audience. 

The Record: U.S. audio listening trends powered by Nielsen and Edison Research 

Are you listening? As the audio horizon expands, the ways audiences are tuning in is shifting.  

 We are pleased to partner with Nielsen on The Record—a quarterly look at how U.S. audiences spend their time with audio featuring Edison Research’s Share of Ear® data and Nielsen data. An important tool for advertisers, artists, broadcasters and podcasters alike, The Record offers a unique view of time spent with ad-supported content.  

The Record tracks the share of daily time spent with ad-supported audio, which represents the most important part of the audio landscape to advertisers.  

To access the inaugural publication of The Record, click here

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This webinar delves into the rapidly evolving world of podcasting from the world’s leading podcast research company. Edison Research Vice President Megan Lazovick will explore how podcasts have become a mainstream media platform, attracting an ever-growing and highly engaged audience.  

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