ARN’s IHeartPodcast Network maintains top spot in podcast ranking

Australian Radio Network’s podcast producer IHeartPodcast Network has held onto its top spot in the Australian Podcast Ranking, delivering 9.187m downloads across July and holding the top spot on the both the International and the Australian lists.

Stuff You Should Know held onto the top spot in the International Top 100, followed by Casefile True Crime which also secured the top spot among Australian titles.

IHeartPodcast’s top titles

The only mover in the top five was Schwartz Media’s 7am which overtook The Kyle & Jackie O Show, after being knocked out of the top five last month.

Seven new entities appear in the Top 100 this reporting period, including Guru: The Dark Side of Enlightenment (Wondery), She’s On The Money (ARN/iHeartMedia), SCA Victoria News (SCA-Triple M), and WTF with Marc Maron Podcast (Stitcher).

As for the All-Australian Top 100, seven new entities appear this reporting period, including Somehow Related with Dave O’Neil & Glenn Robbins (ARN/iHeartMedia), The Small Business Big Marketing Podcast with Timbo Reid (SCA-PodcastOne Australia), and Herald Sun Coronavirus Update (News Corp Australia).

The top 15 International podcast titles for July [click to enlarge]

ARN’s head of commercial audio and podcasts, Corey Layton, said the addition of the new titles to the IHeartPodcast Network was a welcome one.

“I am excited to partner with these shows as part of our ongoing commitment to supporting great Australian podcasts. She’s on the Money, Somehow Related and The Imperfects provide compelling local content for our audiences, as we continue to diversify our offering, giving brands access to the best local and global shows.”

The Australian Podcast Ranker top 20 Australian-only titles – July [click to enlarge]

“July has been another excellent month of growth for the iHeartPodcast Network as more Australians are listening to podcasts that provide practical advice around finance and health. We’ve seen a consistency to comedy consumption too, demonstrating that Australians are still seeking escapism during these times,” said Layton.

Southern Cross Austereo’s PodcastOne was the second highest producer of the month, delivering 7.886m monthly downloads across 380 titles. IHeartPodcastNetwork has 335 titles. News Corp Australia took third place with 4.708m, followed by Audioboom with 4.354m.


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