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Apple Podcasts Launches Two New Charts

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Apple announced this morning that it has launched two new podcast charts: Top Subscriber Shows and Top Subscriber Channels.

Top Subscriber Shows will help listeners navigate show in Apple’s premium podcast content section. Listeners can browse the top 100 shows included within a subscription. These include shows from all categories that offer exclusive content, early access to new episodes, bonus episodes, ad-free listening, and more premium experiences.

Listeners will also be able to discover premium experiences through groups of shows called channels. Top Subscriber Channels features the top 100 channels with a subscription and two or more shows. The more listeners engage with shows and episodes included within a subscription channel, the higher it ranks on the chart.

At launch here are the rankings for both charts… Top Subscriber Shows Morbid with Alaina Urquhart and Ashleigh Kelley is the the most popular subscriber show in the US and Canada. The Diary Of A CEO with Steven Bartlett is the most popular subscriber show in the UK. Casefile True Crime with “Casey” is the most popular subscriber show in Australia.

Top Subscriber Channels Wondery+ is the most popular channel subscription the US, UK, and Canada. The recently launched Hamish & Andy Unlimited, which offers access to an archive of more than 12 years of their radio programming, is the most popular channel subscription in Australia.

  • USSword and Scale +PLUS Light, Sony’s The BingeLuminary, and Pushkin Industries’ Pushkin+round out the top five channel subscriptions in the US at launch.
  • UKNoiser+is the second most popular channel subscription, The Athletic UK from The New York Times is the third most popular, Tortoise Media’s Tortoise+ is the fourth most popular, and Sony’s The Binge rounds out the top five most popular channel subscriptions in the UK at launch.
  • Canada: Following Wondery, Sword and Scale, and Sony’s The Binge, BBC Studio’s BBC Podcasts Premiumis the fourth most popular channel subscription and Pushkin Industries’ Pushkin+ rounds out the top five channel subscription in Canada at launch.
  • Australia: After Hamish and Andy and Wondery, Zoe Marshall’s The Deeperis the third most popular channel subscription, which includes The Deep and offers exclusive access to The Fourth TrimesterCasefile Premium and Sword and Scale are the fourth and fifth most popular channel subscriptions in Australia at launch, respectively.
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