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December podcast ranker: Casefile usurps Hamish and Andy as Mamamia Out Loud takes 2nd place

Casefile has once again knocked LiSTNR’s Hamish and Andy from the top of the podcast ranker, as the comedy duo take an annual summer break from their weekly podcast.

The Audioboom title soared ahead of the competition, with 727,333 monthly listeners and 2,041,956 downloads across 3 episodes in December.

Bumping itself up into second position a month after debuting was Mamamia’s thrice weekly podcast, Mamamia Out Loud, with 533,189 listeners and 1,747,163 downloads across 24 episodes.

The result is a win for the media network, which quoted 1.5 million monthly network listeners during its October Upfront. At the event Mamamia said its podcast offering sat at the centre of its “super channel brand” that looks to transcend “any single medium, or content assets”.

Despite publishing no episodes in December, Hamish and Andy still managed to stay in the top three, taking out third place with 526,998 listeners and 1,300,395 downloads over the month.

iHeartMedia’s Life Uncut remained stable in fourth positioning, attracting 345,478 monthly listeners and 1,121,865 downloads over 7 episodes.

The remaining positions in the top ten saw some movement, with a number of podcasts improving their position by several places.

Schwartz Media’s 7am lifted one spot into fifth position with 332,413 listeners and 1,174,397 downloads over 21 episodes, while iHeartMedia’s StuffYouShouldKnow lifted two spots to sixth place with 326,392 listeners and 2,468957 downloads across 18 episodes.

Crime Junkie from audiochuck/Stitcher bumped in at number seven, with 297,485 listeners and 864,603 downloads over 8 episodes.

Mamamia’s No Filter brought in 288,119 listeners and 847,430 downloads over 7 episodes, lifting it into eighth place.

iHeartMedia’s The Imperfects saw a fall of two places, likely due to a reduced number of episodes during the month. Over three episodes, the title attracted 285,138 listeners and 847,430 downloads.

Landing itself in the top ten for the first time was Wondery’s Morbid, which saw 249,166 monthly listeners tune in, and 829,814 downloads.

As is customary over the summer season, December’s overall monthly podcast downloads dropped steeply compared to November. Overall downloads from participating publishers totaled 61.5 million, down from 71.6 million.

iHeartMedia held onto its top publisher title with 3,023,012 monthly listeners and 16,111,289 monthly downloads, followed by LiSTNR (SCA) with 2,219,871 listeners and 7,138,947 downloads.

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