Weekly Insights · January 11, 2023

Weekly Insights 1.11.2023 – Top Podcast Genres in the U.S. Q3 2022

By Edison Research

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Comedy continues to be the podcast genre listened to by the most people in the U.S. We just released the Edison Research Top Podcast Genres for Q3 2022 ranker based on audience size among those age 18 and older from Edison Podcast Metrics, and Comedy maintains its reign as #1. The Society & Culture genre moved up one rank to the #2 spot from Q2, pushing News to #3. History moves into the Top 10 at #8, while Religion & Spirituality and Education swap places from Q2 2022. 

This ranker measures reach as a percentage of the weekly podcasting audience. The Q3 survey measures actual listening, not downloads, from a sample of 11,675 podcast listeners. Edison Podcast Metrics is the only podcast measurement service that measures the relative audience size and demographics of all podcasts and podcast networks in the U.S.

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