During the month of October NPR held off iHeart for the second month in a row while NBC News cracks the top ten.
In the top five The new York Time with 11,878,000 downloads from only nine shows jumped ahead of PRX which had 10,849,000 from 81 shows. iHeart has more shows than any other company in the top ten with 299. iHeart’s 23,672,000 downloads was good enough for a second place showing behind NPR’s 168,631,000 downloads from 62 programs.
Podtrac says all top ten publishers saw increases in US Unique Monthly Audience in October compared to September, led by New York Times (18%) for the second month in a row. Average US Unique Monthly Audience across the Top 10 publishers is up 10% in October over September and up 41% from October of 2018.