Press Release

The May 2024 U.S. Podcast Ranker Release

June 19, 2024


NEW YORK, NEW YORK – June 20, 2024 – Triton Digital®, the global technology and services provider to the digital audio, podcast, and broadcast radio industries, announced today the release of its May 2024 reporting period (April 29, 2024 – June 2, 2024), U.S. Podcast Ranker, as measured by Triton’s Podcast Metrics measurement service.

This month we welcome the iHeart Audience Network to our U.S. Podcast Ranker. With the influx of new iHeart Audience Network podcasts, we’ve increased our numbers for both the Top Podcasts by Weekly Average Downloads and Top Podcasts by Weekly Average Users to now include the top 150.

iHeart Audience Network earned the #1 spot on the Top Sales Networks Report for the month of May, with 67.4M Average Weekly Downloads and 18.6M Average Weekly Users. SiriusXM Podcast Network came in at #2 with 38.5M Average Weekly Downloads and 12.9M Average Weekly Users, followed by NPR at #3 with 24.6M Average Weekly Downloads and 6.4M Average Weekly Users.

For this reporting period, the top three podcasts based on downloads included NPR News Now (NPR) again at #1, Up First (NPR) again at #2, and Dateline NBC (NBCUniversal News Group) climbing to #3.

For listeners, the top three podcasts included NPR News Now (NPR) again at #1, Crime Junkie (audiochuck) again at #2, and Up First (NPR) again at #3.

There were several debuts for the month of May including Stuff You Should Know (iHeart Audience Network) and MrBallen’s Medical Mysteries (Wondery) debuting for both downloads and listeners. Smosh Reads Reddit Stories (The Roost Podcast Network) debuts for downloads and The Economics of Everyday Things (SiriusXM Podcast Network) and It’s Been a Minute With Sam Sanders (NPR) debuts for listeners.

The Top Sales Network Reports are ranked by Average Weekly Downloads and Average Weekly Users in accordance with v2.1 of the IAB Podcast Technical Measurement Guidelines. Participating Sales Networks include content owners/creators and sales representation organizations. Certified by the IAB Tech Lab, Triton’s Podcast Metrics eliminates inconsistent measurement practices and self-reported data, providing content creators, marketers, media buyers, and the audio industry at large with validated and transparent podcast audience data.

Any sales network or publisher with an audience in the United States is eligible to participate in the U.S. Podcast Report. To learn more, contact:


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