Podcast listening grows; consumer ‘discovery’ is key challenge

Edison Research’s 2017 Infinite Dial survey (slide deck below) provides a snapshot of the consumer market for many uses of audio, including podcasts. About 24% of American listeners over the age of 12 have listened to a podcast in the past month, the survey reports, and listening is most prevalent in the 25-54 age group. Underscoring the challenge of “discovery” for podcasters, Edison notes that the average podcast listener subscribes to just 6 podcasts out of the 300,000+ available.

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