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THE PODCAST TRENDS
REPORT, 2017.
October, 2017.
Table of Contents
Methodology ……………………………………………………………………….. 3
Listener Behavior ……………………………………………………………….. 4
Podcast Lands...
Methodology
Discover Pods decided to embark on
the Podcast Trends Survey + Report
with a very clear goal in mind: to
bette...
LISTENER BEHAVIOR
Do you listen to podcasts more, less, or about the same compared
to last year?
24.9%
69.2%
5.9%
5
More About the same Less
How many podcasts are you subscribed to?
53.1% of podcast listeners subscribe to 20 or more podcasts
The breakdown is more...
Again, this follows a correlated
trend to subscription amounts.
Interesting to note, however,
the power users in subscript...
11 hours each week averages
out to over 1.5 hours per day.
This further illustrates the
prolonged engagement of
podcast au...
“
66.8% of people listen to more than
7 hours each week.
9
Third party apps continue to
carve out market share,
especially as Apple either
becomes complacent with their
role in podc...
Where do you listen?
11
77.3% 50.6%64.8%
Commuting
Doing
Housework
Free time
Do you consume other content more or less than podcasts?
12
Respondents consume more
podcasts than books,
magazines, radio...
“
55.7% of respondents spend more
time listening to podcasts than
watching TV.
13
PODCAST LANDSCAPE
How do you discover new podcasts?
15
Word of mouth and friend
recommendations are the
most powerful forms of
discovery wit...
41.8%59%71.2%
The biggest challenges facing podcasts today?
16
Podcast
discovery
Lack of podcast
awareness
Low quality
pod...
FUTURE OF PODCAST
ADS
80.5%
Listen to podcast ads
40%
Have purchased an item advertised on a podcast
83.8%
Think podcast ads are effective
18
PODCASTER TRENDS
Podcasts, like any project, take
continual work. However, it’s
encouraging and exciting to see
so many entrepreneurial eff...
“
66.2% of podcasters rank
marketing and building an audience
among their top challenges.
21
89.1%94.1%95.4%
What’s important for podcasters?
22
Producing a
quality podcast
Engaged
listeners
Publishing podcasts
in a...
“
82.2% of podcasters consider
earning advertising dollars
important.
23
Thank You
24
Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey. A special thanks to the following people and groups
for...
THE PODCAST
TRENDS REPORT,
2017.
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Discover Pods - Podcast Trends Report 2017

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Produced by Discover Pods (www.discoverpods.com), the Podcast Trends Report 2017 benchmarks podcast listener growth, how podcasts stack up to other content mediums, and current trends and challenges faced by podcasters.

The data was taken from a survey of over 500 podcast fans and includes surprising stats, such as:
- 55.7% of respondents spend more time listening to podcasts than watching TV
- 66.8% of people listen to more than 7 hours of podcasts each week
- 71.2% of people consider podcast discovery as a major issue facing podcasts today
- 66.2% of podcasters rank marketing and building an audience among their top challenges

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Discover Pods - Podcast Trends Report 2017

  1. 1. THE PODCAST TRENDS REPORT, 2017. October, 2017.
  2. 2. Table of Contents Methodology ……………………………………………………………………….. 3 Listener Behavior ……………………………………………………………….. 4 Podcast Landscape ……………………………………………………………. 14 Future of Podcast Ads ………………………………………………………. 17 Podcaster Trends ……………………………………………………………….. 19 2
  3. 3. Methodology Discover Pods decided to embark on the Podcast Trends Survey + Report with a very clear goal in mind: to better understand listener behavior, further benchmark the potential of podcast advertising, and prioritize the challenges facing the podcast industry and podcasters alike. The report takes both qualitative and quantitative collection tools, but is rooted in the self-selected survey. We surveyed 542 people who are active in various web-based podcast communities. Out of the 542 respondents, 215 identified themselves as podcasters. 3
  4. 4. LISTENER BEHAVIOR
  5. 5. Do you listen to podcasts more, less, or about the same compared to last year? 24.9% 69.2% 5.9% 5 More About the same Less
  6. 6. How many podcasts are you subscribed to? 53.1% of podcast listeners subscribe to 20 or more podcasts The breakdown is more or less what you’d expect … except for the substantial percentage of power users. 14.6% of people are subscribed to over 70 podcast channels. 6
  7. 7. Again, this follows a correlated trend to subscription amounts. Interesting to note, however, the power users in subscription rate don’t necessarily get around to listening all subscribed podcasts. 7 How many podcasts do you listen to in a given week? 61.5% of people listen to 20 or fewer podcasts each week
  8. 8. 11 hours each week averages out to over 1.5 hours per day. This further illustrates the prolonged engagement of podcast audiences. 8 How many hours per week do you spend listening to podcasts? 41.3% of people listen over 11 hours worth of podcasts
  9. 9. “ 66.8% of people listen to more than 7 hours each week. 9
  10. 10. Third party apps continue to carve out market share, especially as Apple either becomes complacent with their role in podcasts, or they release a largely-critiqued version of Podcasts. 10 Which application do you listen to your podcasts through? Mobile continues to reign supreme, 90.6% listen on a mobile app
  11. 11. Where do you listen? 11 77.3% 50.6%64.8% Commuting Doing Housework Free time
  12. 12. Do you consume other content more or less than podcasts? 12 Respondents consume more podcasts than books, magazines, radio, and even TV. Radio loses the most market share, only 10.8% of respondents listen to radio more than podcasts.
  13. 13. “ 55.7% of respondents spend more time listening to podcasts than watching TV. 13
  14. 14. PODCAST LANDSCAPE
  15. 15. How do you discover new podcasts? 15 Word of mouth and friend recommendations are the most powerful forms of discovery with 74% saying it’s one the ways they find new podcasts. Celebrity endorsements don’t carry much weight here, only 10.9% chose it.
  16. 16. 41.8%59%71.2% The biggest challenges facing podcasts today? 16 Podcast discovery Lack of podcast awareness Low quality podcasts
  17. 17. FUTURE OF PODCAST ADS
  18. 18. 80.5% Listen to podcast ads 40% Have purchased an item advertised on a podcast 83.8% Think podcast ads are effective 18
  19. 19. PODCASTER TRENDS
  20. 20. Podcasts, like any project, take continual work. However, it’s encouraging and exciting to see so many entrepreneurial efforts entering the market. 20 How long have you been podcasting for? 54.4% of podcasters have been podcasting for longer than a year
  21. 21. “ 66.2% of podcasters rank marketing and building an audience among their top challenges. 21
  22. 22. 89.1%94.1%95.4% What’s important for podcasters? 22 Producing a quality podcast Engaged listeners Publishing podcasts in a consistent manner
  23. 23. “ 82.2% of podcasters consider earning advertising dollars important. 23
  24. 24. Thank You 24 Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey. A special thanks to the following people and groups for helping spread the word: - Earbuds Podcast Collective - Podcasts Subreddit - Podcast Playl.ist - New York Times Facebook Group - Podcast Movement Community - Hurt Your Brain - Podcasts We Listen To - Multiple Discover Pods community members … you know who you are
  25. 25. THE PODCAST TRENDS REPORT, 2017. 25

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