Weekly Insights · June 5, 2024

The Top Podcasts in the UK

By Edison Research

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Edison Research is excited to reveal the Top 25 Podcasts in the UK based on reach for Q1 2024 among weekly podcast listeners age 15+. Edison Podcast Metrics is the only podcast measurement service that measures the relative audience size of all podcasts.   

Remaining in the Top Three from Q4 2023 to Q1 2024 are The Joe Rogan Experience, The Diary of a CEO with Steven Bartlett, and Sh**ged Married Annoyed. See the complete list below. 

New to the Top Five is TikToker-turned-podcaster GK Barry’s Saving Grace. With a successful live tour in February, Barry was also featured in January’s Cosmopolitan. ShxtsNGigs, a UK-based show currently in the middle of a U.S. tour, enters the Top Ten for the first time.

Making their debut in the Top 25, The Chunkz & Filly Show has quickly risen to #10 following the launch of their podcast in October 2023. The Fellas secures the #16 spot. Fellas Studios continues to expand their offerings, including a recent launch of a pioneering paid streaming service called Fellas Loaded. 

What’s Good with Miniminter and Randolph earns the #23 spot, perhaps propelled by a public feud with host Simon Minter and boxer Tommy Fury when Minter made a comment about Fury’s daughter.

Staying Relevant rounds out the list at #25, continuing its rise in popularity. Hosts Sam Thompson and Pete Wicks grabbed a coveted spot as red-carpet presenters at the National Television Awards, along with a lengthy profile for Sam Thompson in Hello! Magazine. A national tour was also announced. 

Edison Podcast Metrics is available in both the UK and the U.S. For more information on how to become a subscriber to the full dataset, please contact info@edisonresearch.com.

Register for the Sports Audio Report 

Edison Research announces the upcoming Sports Audio Report webinar at 2:00pm EDT on Thursday June 13, 2024 with SiriusXM Media and GroupM.  

This webinar will spotlight sports fandom in the U.S. and the role that audio content plays across sports podcasts, satellite, and radio shows in fans’ engagement with sports and leagues. The webinar will be presented by Gabriel Soto, Senior Director of Research at Edison Research, Melissa Paris, Vice President of Sales Research at SiriusXM Media, and Jen Soch, Executive Director, Channel Solutions at GroupM US.  

Click here to register for the Sports Audio Report. 

Register for The Infinite Dial Australia 

The Infinite Dial® 2024 Australia webinar will be taking place at 9:00pm EDT on Tuesday July 2, 2024 (11:00am AEST on Wednesday, July 3, 2024). The study was commissioned by major sponsor CRA (Commercial Radio & Audio) with additional sponsors LiSTNR, Nine, ARN, and Nova

The webinar will provide detailed insight into Australians’ digital audio behavior. Industry expert panelists will break down the latest trends including podcast listening, audio streaming services, and smart speaker ownership. 

These audio experts include: 

  • Larry Rosin, President of Edison Research 
  • Lucy Formosa Morgan, Managing Director at Magna Australia 
  • Abi Wallis, Head of SCAiQ 
  • Nicole Bence, Chief Commercial Officer at Nova Entertainment 
  • Jo Dick, Chief Commercial Officer, CRA 
  • Tim Burrowes, Founder, Unmade (Moderator) 

Following the session there will be a live audience-driven Q&A with webinar attendees. 

Click here to register for The Infinite Dial 2024 Australia webinar.  

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