U.S. Rankers · February 14, 2023

Top 50 Most Listened To Podcasts in the U.S. Q3-Q4 2022 from Edison Podcast Metrics

By Edison Research

Top 50 Podcasts in the U.S. for Q4 2022 Revealed from Edison Podcast Metrics  

Edison Research is proud to announce this quarter’s rankings of the most listened-to podcasts in the U.S. from Edison Podcast Metrics.

The latest ranker from Edison Podcast Metrics shows the Top 50 Podcasts based on weekly audience reach, and reflects two significant updates to the service. The sample has been expanded to include weekly podcast listeners age 13-17. This measurement allows podcast producers and networks to understand the teen segment of the Gen Z podcast listeners. The Q4 ranker includes increased sample size implemented last year, which allows for more recency in reporting and robust cuts of data. The latest ranker includes measurement from the previous two quarters with a total sample size of 10,597 weekly podcast listeners age 13+.

The top four podcasts showed no change in rank from Q3, even when comparing those age 18+ in Q3 with those age 13+ in Q4.  

The graphic below shows the full list of the Top 50 Most Listened To Podcasts in the U.S. among those age 13+ for Q3-Q4 2022. 

Edison Podcast Metrics is the only podcast measurement service that measures the relative audience size and demographics of all podcasts from all networks in the U.S. It is the only measurement based on actual podcast listening, not downloads, and does not require an opt-in from podcast networks.

The Edison Podcast Metrics Top 50 Podcasts of Q4 2022 list is derived from data collected continuously Q3 2022 – Q4 2022, from surveying 10,597 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. The results are then coded and analyzed to ascertain the genre and network for each podcast. The relative audience size of each podcast is then calculated and expressed as the percentage of weekly podcast listeners reached by that show.

About Edison Research
Edison Research conducts survey research and provides strategic information to a broad array of clients worldwide, having conducted research in 66 countries. Edison Research’s The Infinite Dial® series has been the survey of record for digital audio, social media, podcasting, smart speakers, and other media-related technologies since 1998. The company’s Share of Ear® survey is the only single-source measure of all audio in the U.S. Edison Research is the leading podcast research company in the world, producing the only survey-based data on podcast listening in the U.S, Edison Podcast Metrics, and has conducted research for many companies in the space. Since 2004, Edison Research has been the sole provider of election data, race projections and analysis to the National Election Pool (ABC News, CBS News, CNN, NBC News) for every presidential primary and general election.

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