Commercial Radio Australia has released the 50th edition of the Australian Podcast Ranker tables, charting performance in the month of October 2023.
The ranker now has 30 publishers, including 24 non-radio publishers, and four charts: top 150 podcasts, top 150 all-Australian podcasts, top publishers, and top sales representatives.
The 50th Ranker also includes Ted Talks Daily for the first time – coming in at #53.
HODD Media (How Other Dads Dad with Hamish Blake) also joined the Ranker this month, taking the number of new publishers added in 2023 to nine.
Still enjoying top spot is LiSTNR’s Hamish & Andy, with 990,858 monthly listeners and 2,127,181 monthly downloads this month.
Second place is still held by iHeart’s Casefile: True Crime with 860,922 monthly listeners and 2,377,687 monthly downloads.
After taking third place off of Mamamia Out Loud in the last ranker, Shameless has kept its place rounding out the top three. October sees Shameless record 694,546 monthly listeners and 1,672,458 monthly downloads.
The biggest lifter of the ranker this month was LiSTNR’s Luke And Sassy Scott, up 35 places to #106. Not far behind was Nine’s The Ray Hadley Morning Show, lifting 32 places to #75.
ARN’s iHeart remained the top podcast publisher in October. ARN’s head of digital audio, Corey Layton, said: “To have held 5 of the top 10 podcasts in Australia for almost a year is an astonishing feat by our Partners and team. With audience engagement and brand investment continuing to soar, it’s clear why podcasts are Australia’s fastest growing mass media.”
LiSTNR has retained its top position as Australia’s largest podcast sales representatives network, reaching more than 7.5 million monthly listeners in October.
“As Commercial Radio & Audio (CRA) celebrates the 50th Podcast Ranker, we are delighted to be a part of the growing podcast industry in Australia. To have Hamish & Andy achieve 22 number ones is simply outstanding. We have enjoyed continued growth across our owned and operated podcast titles along with our partner titles. To be the leading podcast sales network is a great outcome,” SCA executive head LiSTNR podcasts, Grant Tothill, said.
“In a modern podcast business, there are so many people that play such a vital role beyond the incredible creators. I’d like to thank all of the people at LiSTNR that keep on driving our podcast business forward as we play our role in growing podcast audiences and offering new environments for advertisers to reach them.”