The first month that the podcast Casefile True Crime has been eligible for the Podcast Ranker chart, it has ranked #2 overall and #1 in Australian podcasts.
Ranking #1 on the May 2020 chart is Stuff You Should Know again after holding down top spot in April.
A new addition to the chart this month is details of the number of podcast episodes released during the Podcast Ranker reporting period.
More episodes lead to more downloads, but that’s not an essential to get to the top. Stuff You Should Know had 19 episodes during May, while Casefile True Crime had just three.
The busiest podcasts are radio stations chopping up their daily radio shows – The Kyle and Jackie O Show released 77 separate episodes across the month, Rush Hour Melbourne had 121 and Whateley did 144.
Eighteen new entities debuted in the Top 100 Podcast Ranker this reporting period, including Casefile True Crime and No Such Thing As A Fish (Audioboom), Matt & Alex – All Day Breakfast (SCA-PodcastOne Australia), CLAREMONT: The Trial (West Australian Newspapers), and The Fighter & The Kid (ARN/iHeartMedia).
As for the All-Australian Top 100 Podcast Ranker, 11 new entities debuted this reporting period, including AFL Trade Radio (SEN/Crocmedia), The Chaser Report (Nova), and 3pm PickUp (ARN/iHeartMedia).
Total downloads of all shows by all participating publishers in the month of May is 40.5M, up 20% over April 2020.
Participating publishers in the Australian Ranker include ARN/iHeartMedia, Southern Cross Austereo, News Corp Australia, Audioboom, Stitcher, Wondery, Nova, Nine Radio, SEN / Crocmedia, Schwartz Media, TOFOP Productions, The Parent Brand, Australian Radio Network, Wavelength Creative, Wondery, NBC News, and West Australian Newspapers.