45 Million Downloads – up 24%
In November, ESPN Podcasts set a new record for the month with a verified unique audience of 7.3 million. The total represents an increase of 28% over November 2018 and is the 11th consecutive month of year-over-year growth.
In addition, ESPN podcasts had 45.6 million downloads, up 24% from November 2018 and just shy of last month’s all time record of 46.1 million.
ESPN’s unique podcast audience is verified by Podtrac.
ESPN Audio launched its first podcast in 2005 and is a leader in the sports genre – reaching a record verified unique audience of 8.1 million in October – with more than 35 original offerings, plus shows from ESPN Radio and television. Offerings focus on “sports passions” (NFL, NBA, MLB, etc.), storytelling (“30 for 30”) and compelling personalities. The most popular titles include Fantasy Focus Football, The Lowe Post as well as podcasts of ESPN Radio’s The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz, and TV’s First Take, Pardon the Interruption and Around the Horn.