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Triton Digital Releases Inaugural U.S. Year-End Podcast Report
[January 25, 2023]

Triton Digital Releases Inaugural U.S. Year-End Podcast Report

Triton Digital®, the global technology and services leader to the digital audio, podcast, and broadcast radio industries, today released its inaugural U.S. Year-End Podcast Report. The report provides insights into the evolving U.S. podcast landscape over the course of 2022, such as listening habits and insights into audience demographics.

According to the report, podcast downloads increased by 20% in 2022 over the prior year, with an average of 3.8 hours of content downloaded per listener, per week. Other notable findings include:

  • Listeners downloaded 5.6 episodes per week, on average, and News was the most downloaded genre, followed by Comedy and True Crime;
  • Monthly podcast listeners are younger than the general population with over 25% of monthly podcast listeners between the ages of 25 to 34, and tend to skew more male;
  • Compared to the general U.S. population, podcast listeners tend to have a higher household income (121 index for HHI $100K+), be more educated (131 index for College Graduate+) and be ore diverse (115 index for Hispanic ethnicity, 109 index African American);
  • The most downloaded podcast in 2022 was NPR News Now (NPR) and the number one top new show was Rachel Maddow Presents: Ultra (NBCUniversal News Group).

"As the podcast industry continues to grow, we look forward to sharing these insights to help publishers and advertisers make more informed decisions," said Daryl Battaglia, SVP Measurement Products & Strategy, Triton Digital. "Podcasting is an engaging and powerful storytelling medium and our inaugural year-end podcast report acts on our commitment to provide our customers with credible, insightful and trusted data around the consumption of podcast content and listener habits."

The U.S. Podcast report, which will be released annually, incorporates data from multiple sources, including Triton Digital's IAB Tech Lab certified Podcast Metrics service, Triton's Podcast Metrics Demos+ solution, and a Demos+ survey of 12,000 monthly podcast listeners in the U.S., fielded in collaboration with Signal Hill Insights.

To download the full 2022 U.S. Podcast Report, please visit:

To learn more about participating in Triton Digital's podcast and streaming rankers, please contact: [email protected].

About Triton Digital

Triton Digital® is the global technology and services leader to the digital audio, podcast, and broadcast radio industries. Operating in more than 80 countries, Triton provides innovative technology that enables broadcasters, podcasters, and online music services to build their audience, maximize revenue, and streamline their day-to-day operations. In addition, Triton powers the global online audio industry with Webcast Metrics®, the leading streaming audio measurement service and Podcast Metrics, one of the first IAB certified podcast measurement services in the industry. With unparalleled integrity, excellence, teamwork, and accountability, Triton remains committed to connecting audio, audience, and advertisers to continuously fuel the growth of the global audio industry. For more information, visit

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