Triton Digital has released its June Top 20 Ranker, which is a listing of the top-performing digital audio stations and networks measured by the Webcast Metrics platform.
According to the report, streaming continued its upward trend in June 2016 as compared to June 2016. Both pureplays and AM/FM Broadcasters showed positive growth during the Monday–Friday, 6 a.m.-–8 p.m. daypart and the Monday–Sunday, 6 a.m.–midnight daypart. All listening (encompassing both categories) saw 13.1% growth year-over-year, while pureplays increased 12/2% and broadcasters were up 17.6% in the Monday–Friday, 6 a.m.-–8 p.m. daypart. The 6 a.m.–midnight daypart recorded similar growth trends.
Mobile listening dominated the bulk of the weekday and evening tune ins (77.6%) of total listening in June 2016, compared to 22.4% on desktop. Those numbers can be broken down further to show 40% of listening took place on an iOS device, followed by Android at 31%, Google Chrome at 9% and Flash Player at 8%.
Only two formats saw increased listening in June as compared to May. News/talk got a 1.9% bump and classical grew by 0.7%.
All measured clients within the domestic U.S. reported a total of 4,750,318 average active sessions during the Monday–Friday, 6 a.m.–8 p.m. daypart and 3,971,906 AAS during the Monday–Sunday, 6 a.m.–midnight daypart.
The top 20 radio companies’ streaming presence, as ranked by AAS in the M–F 6 a.m.–8 p.m. daypart, are:
- iHeartRadio (425,483)
- Prisa Radio (98,901)
- Cumulus Streaming Network (58,946)
- NPR Member Stations (56,150)
- CBS Radio Inc. (50,926)
- ESPN Radio Corporate (29,083)
- AccuRadio (25,746)
- Entercom Communications Corp. (24,247)
- Univision (24,115)
- EMF Corporate (21,831)
- Karnaval.com (17,628)
- Sky Radio B.V. (14,350)
- Greater Media Corporate (14,230)
- Townsquare Media (13,815)
- Salem Communications (11,819)
- Hubbard Broadcasting (11,059)
- Emmis Communications (10,639)
- New York Public Radio (10,028)
- Radio One (8,466)
- Radio Monte da Gavea (8,213)
The June domestic ranker for that same daypart for all media including streamers shook things up bit, with Pandora taking the lead, followed by Spotify and iHeartRadio. Cumulus, NPR, CBS Radio, ESPN Radio, Entercom, Univision and EMF Corporate rounded out the top 10.