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ARN's iHeartPodcast Network Australia #1 podcast network for 16th consecutive ranker


ARN’s iHeartPodcast Network has claimed the coveted title of Australia’s #1 podcast network1 for the 16th consecutive ranker with 17.6 million monthly downloads.

The addition of listener metrics in the monthly podcast ranker shows the iHeartPodcast Network Australia is leading the industry with the largest podcast audience in Australia with 3.4 million listeners and a further 2 million listeners via its Audioboom representation. Additionally, the network holds four of the top 10 most listened to podcasts in the country.

ARN’s Head of Digital Audio, Corey Layton said, “As Australia’s #1 Podcast Network – with the most listeners and downloads in Australia - we are leading the industry with our commitment to creating quality connections for our audiences and commercial partners across all of our platforms. We continue to invest in the evolution of the iHeartPodcast Network by expanding our diverse offering and working with the best audio content creators in Australia and across the globe.”

Audioboom’s Casefile, which is part of the iHeartPodcast Network, is Australia’s #2 most listened to podcast (860,350 monthly listeners), Life Uncut with Brittany Hockley and Laura Byrne is #3 with 516,958 listeners, Stuff You Should Know is #6 (304,395 listeners).

The Kyle & Jackie O Show is Australia’s #1 radio catch up podcast and #7 on the podcast ranker with 290,541 monthly listeners. She’s On The Money holds the #11 spot, No Such Thing As A Fish is #12. and Morbid is #14. ARN’s iHeartPodcast Network represent 29 of the top 100 most popular podcasts in Australia.

The iHeartPodcast Network Australia’s listener data from podcast technology provider Megaphone2 – shows consistent listening across popular categories. Entertainment podcasts remain the #1 most popular category across the iHeartPodcast Network and Catch-Up Radio is #2 with a 12% increase in downloads from July. True Crime podcasts continue to be a favourite with 209% growth year-on-year.

Source 1: Triton Digital’s Australian Podcast Ranker (August 2021) of the participating publishers. Source 2: Megaphone Hosting Platform, 800k+ Australian Devices, August 2021 compared with August 2020

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