Podcast Ranker March 2024: Hamish and Andy back on top

James Manning
April 19, 2024

Highest new entry is Dan Does Footy from DM Podcasts

The Hamish & Andy podcast returned from its summer break in March. The podcast ranker for March reveals they instantly shot back to the top of the chart. Not that Hamish & Andy dropped much during the hosts’ summer break. In February it was still in the top 10 at #6. The podcast reached almost 845,000 listeners in March.

The highest new Australian entry was Dan Does Footy (DM podcasts) which appeared at #54 on the list of Australian-only podcasts and #71 overall.

New to the overall top 10 was The Imperfects which climbed from #15 to #5.

7am dropped out of the top 10 down to #14.

The LiSTNR podcast network reached more than 7.1m listeners in March, up nearly 200,000 on the February ranker number.

LiSTNR has 20 podcasts in the top 50 of the Top 200.

iSTNR’s The Howie Games, rose nine places to reach 228,102 monthly listeners and It’s A Lot with Abbie Chatfield, moved up one position to reach 206,565 listeners.

Big movers in the March Top 200 Podcast Ranker, included Matt and Alex – All Day Breakfast, which jumped an impressive 91 spots.

The return of the football seasons ignited listening on a number of podcasts including Triple M Footy AFL, which jumped 92 places.

Others that recorded audience increases included Triple M’s The Rush Hour with JB & Billy.

SCA executive head LiSTNR podcasts, Grant Tothill, commented: “LiSTNR has again shown audience growth across its owned and operated podcast slate and grown from February to March. Hamish & Andy has returned back to the number one position after a full month of publishing and LiSTNR remains the number one sales representation network. To see growth of our radio podcasts along with our original crime, popular culture, and sports podcasts, along with the debut of A Life of Greatness and Footy Talk – Rugby League is very encouraging. The results are testament that LiSTNR continues to offer advertisers great opportunity to connect with the growing LiSTNR podcast sales network audience.”

Jase and Lauren appeared for the first time on the chart representing their new home at Nova. Overall it ranked #151. It was a much more respectable #108 on the Australian podcast chart.

iHeart noted its strength in the podcast ranker top 10 with half of the titles including Audioboom’s Casefile which was the number #1 true crime podcast (#2 overall).

iHeart’s binge release of Casefile Presents: The Easey Street Murders saw it ranked #63.

ARN’s head of digital audio, Corey Layton, said: “The iHeart slate delivers the highest engagement with more podcast hits delivering over 1 million monthly downloads than anyone else. Our partners and team continue to capture Australia’s imagination, which brands are benefitting from.”