Triton Digital has released its first-ever Canada Podcast Ranker of the most-listened to podcasts and networks in Canada, ranked by Average Weekly Downloads.
The ranker includes the participation of Québecor, CBC/Radio-Canada, Cogeco Media, SXM Media, All Things Comedy, Audioboom, Headgum, Kast Media, NBCUniversal News, NPR, Paramount, Salem Podcast Network, The Roost Podcast Network, and Wondery. Downloads are measured under the latest IAB Podcast Technical Measurement Guidelines.
Triton’s ranker tracks the Top 100 podcasts consumed in Canada from participating publishers, in addition to the All-Canadian Top 30 English Category Ranker (English-language podcasts commissioned by a Canadian publisher) and the All-Canadian Top 30 French Category Ranker.
Dateline NBC’s true crime podcast was the most-listened to pod in Canada in March, followed by CBC’s The Current, and the public broadcaster’s daily news podcast, Front Burner. Rounding out the top five are SXM’s Crime Junkie and Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, & Will Arnett’s Smartless (Wondery).
CBC had 17 podcasts in the Top 100, while Radio-Canada made the list six times. Quebecor’s QUB had four podcasts in the Top 100. Canadaland came in 30th.
When looking at Canadian-commissioned English-language podcasts only, CBC pods account for all but two of those in the Top 30, led by The Current, Front Burner, CBC News: The World This Hour, CBC News: World Report, and Ideas. Canadaland came in seventh, with its COMMONS podcast placing 29th.
In the French Top 30, Radio-Canada podcasts accounted for 14 of those ranked (including #1 Radiojournal), QUB podcasts made the list 10 times (led by Richard Martineau (#2) and Benoit Dutrizac (#3)), followed by Cogeco with six.
By network, Stitcher is the number one podcast network in Canada, followed by CBC/Radio-Canada, Wondery, Audioboom, and NPR. QUB came in eighth, while Cogeco Media landed in 11th place.
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