On Friday Scripps reported that revenue at Stitcher was up nearly 40%. Specific revenue figures for Stitcher were not broken out from the other Scripps divisions. Television received the majority of the attention during the call Friday. Scripps owns 52 TV stations in 36 markets. Here’s what the company said about podcasting.
Senior Vice President of National Media Laura Tomlin said the growth was due to Stitcher’s “strong industry position, sales execution and a slate of new shows in the first quarter.” “Among them was a popular new show, Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend. This show is now reaching 1 million listeners and commanding high ad rate. Dr. Phil’s new show, Phil in the Blanks, is also receiving strong audience success and is bringing new podcast listeners into the media.”