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Stitcher Was Top U.S. Pod Network in May, Says Triton

“NPR News Now” No. 1 in downloads

Triton Digital released new podcast rankings and data for the month of May.

In the United States, Stitcher Media retained the No.1 position on its Top Networks Report with 59.6 million average weekly downloads and 14.8 million average weekly users. NPR and Audacy Podcast Network were second and third.

“In May, there were over 228 million average weekly downloads for the top 20 publishers. ‘NPR News Now’ remained in the #1 spot for downloads, followed by ‘The Ben Shapiro Show’ (Cumulus Podcast Network), which climbed up to the #2 spot, and ‘Crime Junkie’ (audiochuck) moved down to #3,” Triton announced.

The top three podcasts based on listeners in May were “Crime Junkie” (audiochuck), “Up First” (NPR) and “Morbid: A True Crime Podcast” (Audioboom).

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It said the most downloaded genre was news, followed by true crime. The majority of downloads were on mobile devices (93.1%), with only 1.8% on a desktop or laptop.

The top indexing shows for women were “Watch What Crappens” (Stitcher Media), “Something Was Wrong (Wondery)” and “The Viall Files” (Kast Media).

The top three for men were “The Pat McAfee Show 2.0” (Stitcher Media), “The Fighter & The Kid” (Kast Media) and “2 Bears 1 Cave with Tom Segura & Bert Kreischer” (Stitcher Media).

The company released an infographic summarizing the latest data.