Commercial Radio Australia has released the latest Australian Podcast Ranker tables for performance in the month of September 2023.
Still enjoying top spot is LiSTNR’s Hamish & Andy, with 940,095 monthly listeners and 2,014,123 monthly downloads this month.
Second place is still held by iHeart’s Casefile: True Crime with 804,408 monthly listeners and 2,172,928 monthly downloads.
There has been a shake up in third place, with Mamamia Out Loud dropping to fourth place, and Shameless lifting a spot to round out the top three. September sees Shameless record 630,940 monthly listeners and 1,542,942 monthly downloads.
The biggest lifter of the month was News Corp’s The Teacher’s Trial, as the podcast follows the case of Lynette Dawson’s murder. The Teacher’s Trial jumped 75 places, landing at #47.
ARN’s iHeart remained the top podcast publisher in September. ARN’s Head of Digital Audio, Corey Layton, said: “With 20 nominations in the upcoming Australian Podcast Awards, todays result further showcases of our incredible slates ability to engage listeners and brands alike. Congratulations to our team and partners for their continued success.”
LiSTNR has retained its top position as Australia’s largest podcast sales representatives network, reaching more than 7.7 million monthly listeners in September.
SCA Executive Head LiSTNR Podcasts, Grant Tothill, said “It’s good to see that across the year podcast listening continues to grow. While the top five podcasts are consistent, it’s great to see our new podcasts debuting as well as they have, along with the continued strong performance of our titles in our key verticals – Sport, Parenting and Kids Entertainment, News, Entertainment and Culture, Factual & Drama and Radio podcasts.
“With Hamish & Andy continuing their run as Australia’s most listened to podcast along with the diverse audience all of our titles appeal to, there’s even more reason for advertisers to be talking to audiences in a trusted and personal environment they can’t achieve with other media.”