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Edison Research Issues Top Podcast Genres in the U.S.


Edison Research
Edison Research

Edison Research has announced the Top Podcast Genres in the U.S. by reach for Q1 2024 among weekly podcast listeners age 13 . Nineteen genres have been identified as having at least one percent reach among weekly podcast listeners aged 13 and older in Q1 2024. Edison defines a podcast's genre using its primary genre in Apple Podcasts.

While there have been changes to the top podcast genre rankings since Q1 2023, Comedy continues to capture the largest U.S. weekly 13 podcast listening audience. Society & Culture and News also remain in the top three, but Society & Culture has now surpassed News for the #2 spot this quarter. The genres with the most movement compared to Q1 2023 are Music and Fiction, both moving up two spots on the list. Education and Religion & Spirituality also had growth on the ranker, moving up one spot from their Q1 2023 placement.

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