Australia’s favourite podcasters, Hamish & Andy grew their audience by more than 50,000 last month to reach almost one million listeners and once again take the crown as the country’s no. 1 podcast* and no. 1 comedy podcast in October. This is a record-breaking feat; since Triton Digital began releasing monthly results three years ago, the Hamish & Andy podcast has achieved the no. 1 position a total of 22 times, which is more than any other podcast.

In further successes, LiSTNR has continued its unbeaten run as Australia’s largest podcast sales representatives network^, reaching more than 7.5 million monthly listeners in October, according to the Australian Podcast Ranker results released today.

7am with Schwartz Media continued its uncontested streak as the no. 1 news podcast, meanwhile podcasts that made their debut on the ranker included Murder in Apt. 12 at no. 60, The Grade Cricketer at no. 62, and Red Hot Pod at no. 83.

A range of LiSTNR podcasts saw strong audience growth on the Top 150 Podcasts* in October including Do you F*cking Mind which climbed 16 places on the ranker, Crime Junkie, Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend, KICPOD, Just for Girls, The Briefing, Luke and Sassy Scott, Crime Insiders and Sit With Us.

LiSTNR had 21 podcasts in the top 50 on the ranker*, more than any other podcast network.

“As Commercial Radio & Audio (CRA) celebrates the 50th Podcast Ranker, we are delighted to be a part of the growing podcast industry in Australia. To have Hamish & Andy achieve 22 number ones is simply outstanding. We have enjoyed continued growth across our owned and operated podcast titles along with our partner titles. To be the leading podcast sales network is a great outcome,” SCA Executive Head LiSTNR Podcasts, Grant Tothill, said.

“In a modern podcast business, there are so many people that play such a vital role beyond the incredible creators. I’d like to thank all of the people at LiSTNR that keep on driving our podcast business forward as we play our role in growing podcast audiences and offering new environments for advertisers to reach them.”

Sources: *Australian Podcast Ranker Top 150 Podcasts – October 2023, ^Australian Podcast Ranker - Top Sales Representatives – October 2023.


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