Podcast downloads stay high at 49.9m following a month of lockdowns

Podcast downloads in the month of June took a very slight dip to 49.9 million, following last months record high of 52.2 million, as reported by Triton’s Podcast Metrics measurement service.

There was significant movement at the top end of the show rankings, as only Audioboom’s Casefile True Crime podcast holding on to top spot and ARN/iHeartMedia’s The Kyle & Jackie O Show in fourth spot, following their record breaking recent radio survey, remained in the same spot as last month.

Elsewhere in the top ten, SCA/LiSTNR’s Hamish & Andy show rose into the second spot, switching places with ARN/iHeartMedia’s Stuff You Should Know dropping to third. ARN/iHeartMedia’s Life Uncut with Brittany Hockley and Laura Byrne took the fifth spot, giving the ARN/iHeartPodcast Network Australia four of the five top spots. Schwartz Media’s 7am podcast dropped down to seventh.

The top 15 podcasts from the month of June. [click to enlarge]

SCA’s coverage of the Victorian Briefing returned to the top 100, at #68 and the New South Wales Briefing entered at #95.

The highest debutant in the rankings this month came in the form of 99% Invisible, an American radio show produced and created by Roman Mars that focuses on design and architecture. The show entered the top 100 in June at #43, published by Stitcher Media.

Also debuting in the top 100 was Breakfast with Vossy on the Sports Entertainment Network (SEN) at #97 and SCA’s Roo and Ditts for Breakfast at 90.

Within the top 100, the biggest riser was Revisionist History, hosted my Malcolm Gladwell, rising 28 spots to #65.

In the Australian only rankings the top three of Casefile True Crime, Hamish & Andy and the Kyle and Jackie O Show stayed the same.

In the network rankings, the top ten remained the same in June, aside from SEN and Nine swapping places, SEN rising to eighth and Nine dropping to ninth.

Top 10 publishers [click to enlarge]

Download figures appear to be plateauing after a steady rise over the course of the year so far.

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