On the heels of The Podcast Consumer: An Infinite Dial Report, from Edison Research with support from Amazon Music, Wondery, and ART19, we are thrilled to take a look at which podcasts reach the most weekly podcast listeners in the U.S. in specific genres. We are often asked not only about certain podcasts, but which podcasts are the leaders in their genres.
Using data from Edison Podcast Metrics, we are announcing the top three podcasts in the U.S. in each of many popular genres every day this week.
Let’s get to it. The Monday after the Academy Awards seems like the perfect time to look at podcasts in some entertainment genres. Below are the top three podcasts in Fiction, Music, and TV & Film, from Q3-Q4 2022 based on weekly audience reach among weekly podcast listeners age 13+.
The top three podcasts in the U.S. based on reach among weekly podcast listeners age 13+ in the Fiction genre:
#1 Welcome to Night Vale
#2 Steeple Chase
#3 The NoSleep Podcast
The top three podcasts in the U.S. based on reach among weekly podcast listeners age 13+ in the Music genre:
#1 Drink Champs
#2 Million Dollaz Worth of Game
#3 No Jumper
The top three podcasts in the U.S. based on reach among weekly podcast listeners age 13+ in the TV & Film genre:
#1 Drama Queens
#2 The Rewatchables
#3 The Problem with Jon Stewart
Stay tuned to Edison Research social media and this site for more genre announcements this week.
Genre is defined as the podcast’s ‘Primary Category’ in Apple Podcasts and is selected by the show’s producer. Shows that are not available on Apple Podcasts are not included. A full ranking of shows by genre is available via subscription to Edison Podcast Metrics.
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