Most b'dcastrs slip in Nov. Webcast Metrics, non-comms up, and a new pureplay hits Top 20

Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 11:55am

In October, it was broadcasters who saw their streamimg audience grow while most pureplay webcasters were flat. In the November 2012 Triton Digital Webcast Metrics Internet radio ratings released yesterday, most commercial broadcasters saw online listening slip, while pureplays showed a hint of growth. You can see our coverage of October Webcast Metrics ratings here.

The average online audiences of the top streaming broadcasters (Clear Channel, Cumulus, CBS, and Cox) all dipped month-to-month -- as much as 13% for Cumulus. Other commercial broadcasters like ESPN Radio, Entercom, Greater Media, Univision, Townsquare, Salem, and Hubbard also saw listening slip.

The lack of election news for most of the month, plus the Thanksgiving and Veterans Day holidays, likely contributed to smaller average audiences for November (traditionally a tough month).

Yet, non-comms EMF and WNYC, while still smaller players in the Top 20, continued their recent growth trends in November, adding 19% and 20% to their October Average Active Sessions (AAS). The NPR Member Stations group is now ranked #7, with a 23% higher AAS than October -- though it's likely the group is still adding stations to the measurement panel.

Pandora, far and away the largest webcaster, was up just 3% over October, but continued to pad its 2012 growth to 39% (its average audience now tops 1.4 million; it was just over a million in January).

Also contributing to pureplay webcasters' overall growth was the appearance of a new webcaster in the Top 20, Idobi Radio Corp. Idobi is a modern rock webcaster based in Washington, D.C. See Triton's full Webcast Metrics ratings report for November 2012 here.

Stitcher launches The Stitcher List, weekly ranking of most-popular podcasts

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 12:10pm

Popular podcast aggregator and directory Stitcher has introduced The Stitcher List as a way for users to easily find the most popular content across various categories.

Actually multiple lists, the main "Most Popular" is a weekly ranking of the most-downloaded podcasts in news, politics, comedy, sports (and 14 other categories). The "Most Shared" shows what's trending in social media; and the "Top Movers" list is featured podcasts hand-picked by Stitcher staff.

The Stitcher List is only on the web at the moment. The company promises to add it to the Stitcher app in the coming months.

Read more from Stitcher's blog here; and from Engadget here.


Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 12:00pm

DAR.fm, the “DVR for radio” online service launched by noted entrepreneur Michael Robertson, now ranks radio programs based onpopularity among DAR.fm users.

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