PodcastOne Australia has experienced its best month to date in October, with a 7% increase in unique audience on the previous month and a 177%* jump in unique listeners from March to October this year.
October was also the biggest listening month for SCA radio podcasts, with an increase of 72%^ year on year.
The record growth was driven by the increasing preference of audiences for screenless entertainment in comedy, sport, business, news, society and culture, and health and wellbeing.
Top 10 performing original PodcastOne Australia titles for the month of October were:
Top 10 radio podcast shows at SCA in October were:
PodcastOne Australia recently celebrated a number of wins at the Australian Podcast Awards. Matt & Alex: All Day Breakfast with Matt Okine and Alex Dyson were the major winners, taking out the ‘Moment of the Year’ award for their reaction to the Black Lives Matter protests. The judges noted: “Matt responding to the Black Lives Matter protests in that way is something that could only have happened on a podcast. It was a perfect example of why this medium is able to bring nuance and empathy to an issue in a way that you simply can't do in other forms of broadcasting."
PodcastOne Australia had a clean sweep of the Best Entertainment category with gold for Just the Gist with Rosie Waterland and Jacob Stanley, silver for Wellness Collective with Nat Kringoudis and Cecelia Ramsdale and bronze for Matt & Alex: All Day Breakfast. PodcastOne Australia also took the silver medal for Best Network or Publisher.
SCA Head of Podcasting ‑ PodcastOne Australia, Grant Tothill, said: “Matt and Alex have broken new ground with their All Day Breakfast podcast as Australia’s first on demand breakfast show which has been a regular in our top 10 podcasts with a big following. Rosie and Jacob bring us incredible true stories in Just the Gist and the Wellness Collective has really resonated with health conscious women. All are very deserving of their awards and equally, winning silver as Best Network or Publisher, is an acknowledgment for the entire creative team who work with so many great creators that couldn’t all be acknowledged in the Australian Podcast Awards this year.
“October has continued to see our audiences grow to record levels again and with the slate planned for release across December and in the new year, we are confident that this growth will continue.”
* Omny Studio – listeners from 1 March to 31 October 2020
^ Omny Studio – downloads from 1 – 31 October
About PodcastOne Australia
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