Triton Digital has released its U.S. Podcast Ranker for the February 2023 reporting period (Jan. 30 – Feb. 26), as measured by Triton’s Podcast Metrics measurement service. The month of February had 227 million average weekly downloads.
Yet again, SiriusXM Podcast Network remained in the top spot on the Top Sales Networks Report for the month of February, with 54.3 million average weekly downloads and 15.7 million average weekly users. NPR came in at second position again with 35.2 million average weekly downloads and 6.7 million average weekly users, followed by Audacy climbing to third place with 29.5 million average weekly downloads and 8.8 million average weekly users.
For this reporting period, the top three podcasts based on downloads included “NPR News Now” (NPR) again at the top, “Dateline NBC” (NBCUniversal News Group) climbing to number two, and “Up First” (NPR) again at number three.
For listeners, the top three podcasts in February remained unchained from the previous month — “Crime Junkie” (audiochuck) at the top of the list, “Dateline NBC” (NBCUniversal News Group) takes the second spot and “Up First” (NPR) in third position.
New shows debuting during this period for downloads included “The Trial of Alex Murdaugh” (Audioboom) and “Nothing much happens; bedtime stories to help you sleep” (SiriusXM Podcast Network).