Top 20 podcasts (U.S. audience) for June 2020, per @podtrac:
*not from an exhaustive measurement of all pods* pic.twitter.com/2QE5dvwIEa
— Mark J. Burns (@markjburns88) July 12, 2020
Podtrac, which measures a large selection of podcasts, released the list of the 20 most listened to shows in June.
The nationwide interest in political media amplified across all mediums last month. On the TV side, the three main cable news channels were up substantially year-over-year: Fox News +48%; CNN +120%; MSNBC + 34%. NPR even overtook iHeart as the top podcast publisher with 218 million downloads.
It was no different for the individual podcasts. NPR Politics hurdled five spots, the Ben Shapiro Show entered the top five, and the list had an appearance from the Dan Bongino Show.
Dan Bongino’s status is growing as a regular on Fox News’ top programs. He’s perhaps most known for his loud, compelling debates with Geraldo Rivera on Hannity.
If you are looking to get into podcasts, I’d strongly advise the political/news category.
I expected to see the Breakfast Club continue its momentum from May. Instead, it failed to even reach the top 20.
Barstool is coming off another strong month. As a company, it jumped to fourth in publishing. Call Her Daddy, now without Sofia Franklyn, held off the competition as the fourth most listened to podcast. And Pardon My Take was, again, the only sports entry on the list.
The lack of sports in July will likely prevent an additional sports podcast from making the list this month. But we can hope.