True crime continues to rule Podcast Ranker, but ‘newcomer’ climbs higher

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Podcast Ranker December 2022: Highest new entry this month from DM Podcasts – Tim Elliott’s Inside the Tribe

Commercial Radio & Audio have released the December rankings on Triton Digital’s Podcast Ranker which sees Casefile True Crime safe in the #1 spot. The podcast dominates the market and in December it boasted over 700,000 monthly listens and over 2m monthly downloads.

Casefile True Crime managed its impressive figures from just three episodes across the month.

The big story on the Ranker though continues to be the arrival of chart “newcomer” Mamamia. In reality a podcast veteran, the publisher has strengthened its grip on the Podcast Ranker. Its impressive Top 20 performance includes Mamamia Out Loud creeping higher from #3 to #2 with help from 24 episodes. Its other Top 10 performer also climbed – Mamamia founder Mia Freedman’s No Filter podcast climbed from #9 to #8.

The publisher is now close to boasting three podcasts in the Top as Mamamia’s True Crime Confessions jumped from #17 to #12.

Podcaster and publisher Mia Freedman

Crashing into the Top 20 was Sky News Australia Update which moved from #23 to #14.

The #1 radio show podcast remained The Kyle and Jackie O Show although the program was on summer break for most of the month. Its ranking did slip from #5 to #20 though. Expect to see it bounce back in the January data next month.

The highest new entry comes from DM Podcasts with Inside the Tribe, hosted by Good Weekend journalist Tim Elliott. The publisher’s pitch for the podcast is intriguing:

It’s 1996, and a young couple, Mark and Rose, have just returned to Sydney from living overseas. They are in love, with two beautiful kids, but they are at a loose end. One day at a local fair, they come across a Christian sect called the 12 Tribes.

Before long, Mark and Rose find themselves in a world of bizarre rituals and extreme beliefs, under the influence of a charismatic leader. They are made virtual slaves, the family shuffled around the world to prevent them escaping.

Podcast Ranker fine print

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The Ranker is commissioned by Commercial Radio & Audio and includes the participation of the following publishers and sales representation: Acast, Adore Beauty, ARN/iHeartPodcast Network Australia, Audioboom, DM Podcasts, Equity Mates Media, Hidden Brain Media, Kinderling Kids Radio, LiSTNR (SCA), Motorsport Podcast Network, News Corp Australia, Nine, Nova Entertainment, Podshape, Ranieri & Co, Schwartz Media, Sports Entertainment Network (SEN), Stitcher Media, The Chaser, TOFOP Productions, Wavelength Creative, West Australian Newspapers, Wondery.

Australian Podcast Ranker – Top Podcasts 2022-12

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