Here’s What Super Podcast Listeners Are Thinking

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Super podcast listeners are defined as those who listen to more than five hours of podcasts every week. Edison Research, Ad Results Media and PodcastOne have jointly released a study of one thousand online interviews with super podcast listeners conducted in October. Here are some of the highlights from the study…

– 49 percent, of podcast super listeners agree that “Advertising on a podcast is the best way for a brand to reach you.” This finding was up from 37 percent in 2019 – the biggest mover in the survey.

– 54 percent said that hearing an ad on a podcast (compared to other places) makes them more likely to purchase a product, up from 46 percent from last year.

– Fifty-six percent of podcast super listeners believe that the number of ads in podcasts are going up, compared with 49 percent who said the same thing last year.

– 38 percent of respondents said there are already too many ads in podcasts, compared with 24 percent last year.

– 41 percent of podcast super listeners believe that ad breaks are getting longer, compared to 35 percent last year. Self-reported ad-skipping behavior did not increase substantially.

– Thirty-three percent of super listeners say they pay more attention to host-read ads than other types of ads in podcasts.

– In last year’s survey, super listeners reported consuming an average of 9.8 hours of podcasts per week, this year the average increased to 10.5 hours per week.