Top shows up 7% in August, say Podtrac

12 September 2022
Joe Wells

Podcast analytics company Podtrac’s US podcast publisher data for August was released. In spite of all the publicity handed to them last month, The Daily Wire, a right-wing podcast network, underperformed, increasing total downloads by just 3% against an average increase of 7%. Ben Shapiro’s show also dropped a place in Podtrac’s top podcast ranking. iHeart remains #1 for podcasts, with downloads up by 6.8%. The ranker measures participating publishers only.

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