Hamish & Andy hold onto #1 position on Podcast Ranker, despite Casefile True Crime sneaking ahead in downloads

Former Editor & Content Director

LiSTNR’s Hamish & Andy have remained at the top of the podcast chart, based on its new measurement of monthly listeners.

The show had 883,609 unique listeners to its five episodes throughout the month of September.

In second place, according to listeners, was Audioboom’s Casefile True Crime. It had 850,629 listeners to its four episodes.

Based on the previous metric of downloads, however, this month Casefile True Crime overtook Hamish & Andy with 2,130,274 downloads to Hamish & Andy’s 1,934,412.

Overall the top five remained unchanged. The iHeartPodcast Network’s Life Uncut with Brittany Hockley and Laura Byrne was in third, NOVA Entertainment’s The Update in fourth and Schwartz Media’s 7am in fifth.

The highest-ranked radio catch-up show was The Kyle & Jackie O Show in #6. It had 91 separate pieces of audio content throughout the month, generating 1,782,827 downloads from 331,838 listeners.

The biggest climber on the charts was Nine Radio’s catch-up show from 3AW, Mornings with Neil Mitchell, up 21 spots to #46. The show had 191 episodes during the period, with 69,507 listeners and 174,791 downloads.

The biggest fall was ARN’s This Day in History Class, part of the iHeartPodcast Network, which with 30 new episodes was down 35 spots to #89. It had 38,397 monthly listeners and 60,049 downloads.

There were also a number of debuts on the chart.

New Acast signees The Chaser came in at #60 with The Chaser Report. The show’s 26 episodes had 53,215 listeners and 219,222 downloads.

Acast traditionally does not participate in the Ranker, and The Chaser Report is its only title which is measured this month.

Nine Radio’s Melbourne Drive show Drive with Tom Elliott debuted at #68. 125 episodes got the show 122,909 downloads from 48,928 listeners.

Audioboom’s Red Handed debuted one spot below at #69 with seven episodes collecting 127,004 downloads and 48,245 listeners.

The iHeartPodcast Network’s Tony & Ryan came in at #73. Its 11 episodes had 45,106 listeners and 98,040 downloads.

Everybody Knows, the investigative podcast into the music industry’s insidious underbelly and what stalled the #MeToo movement, was at #77. Its four episodes throughout the period had 43,430 listeners and 74,665 downloads.

Overall ARN’s iHeartPodcast Network remained #1 both in terms of listeners and downloads. It had 3,332,945 listeners and 12,598,423 downloads.

SCA’s LiSTNR had 2,729,207 listeners and 9,429,959 downloads.

Total podcast downloads for participating publishers sat at 52 million, an increase on last month’s 49 million, and up from last September’s 48.7 million. The highest recorded downloads was in May this year, when they reached 52.2 million.

You can see last month’s results here.

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15 Oct 2021 - 9:48 am

How ‘commercial’ is podcast really to the radio companies?


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