ABC has the number one news and digital first sport podcast in May

ABC News Top Stories is the number one news podcast and ABC SPORT Daily is the number one digital first sport podcast in the May Triton Podcast ranker released today.

After entering the list last month, ABC News Top Stories has maintained its number 3 position. The ABC also has the 2nd highest ranked news podcast with ABC News Daily climbing 4 ranks to number 11 on the list and adding 16,000 listeners.

ABC SPORT Daily is Australia’s number 1 digital first sport podcast climbing 3 positions to number 27.

This month featured 3 ABC podcasts in the top 20 with Conversations also appearing at number 8.

The ABC has 29 podcasts in this month’s list and is the number 3 publisher, a position we have held for the 6 months since we joined the ranker in December.

ABC Head of Audio Ben Latimer said: “This month we’re celebrating six months as the #1 contributor to the Australian podcast ranker with more titles than any other publisher.”

“When it comes to News & Sports, ABC remains the undisputed leader. ABC News Stream, ABC News Daily and ABC Sports Daily continue to dominate in the May results.”

The full Triton Australian Podcast Ranker can be found here.

Audiences can enjoy all the ABC’s podcasts for free and ad free on ABC listen.

The Australian Podcast Ranker is a regular monthly snapshot of Australia’s most popular podcasts. The Ranker has been reporting podcast listening in Australia since 2019 and includes a wide cross section of Australian podcast publishers, from both radio and non-radio backgrounds.


The Australian Podcast Ranker has been released by Commercial Radio & Audio (CRA) and Triton Digital. The average number of weekly listeners rose 3.51% in May to 5.9 million – the highest ever monthly listener figure. Below are the top five for May, and the complete charts can be found here.

Australian Podcast Ranker top five podcasts May 2024
      Podcast Producer Monthly Listeners
1 Hamish & Andy LiSTNR (SCA) 918,977
2 Casefile True Crime Audioboom 814,928
3 ABC News Top Stories Australian Broadcasting Corporation 668,722
4 Mamamia Out loud Mamamia 547,801
5 Shameless Shameless Media 527,448


Australian Podcast Ranker top five genres May 2024
     Genre Monthly Listeners
1 Society & Culture 4,481,604
2 News 3,923,573
3 True Crime 3,896,248
4 Comedy 3,866,210
5 Sports 3,482,539


Australian Podcast Ranker top five podcast publishers May 2024
     Publisher Monthly Listeners
1 ARN/iHeart 4,645,361
2 LiSTNR (SCA) 3,924,899
3 Australian Broadcasting Corporation 2,321,505
4 Audioboom 2,218,812
5 SiriusXM Podcast Network 1,993,766


Top five sales representatives by monthly listeners May 2024
    Sales representatives Publishers represented Listeners
1 LiSTNR (SCA) LiSTNR (SCA), Schwartz Media, SiriusXM Podcast Network, audiochuck, Wondery/DM Podcasts, NBCUniversal News Group 7,767,439
2 ARN/iHeart ARN, iHeartMedia, Audioboom, AdLarge Media, Sport Social Podcast Network, The Investors Podcast Network, All Ears English, Sony Music, Clubby Sports, NZME, TED, The Athletic 6,824,352
3 NOVA Entertainment NOVA Entertainment, News Corp Australia,  Podshape 2,453,177
4 News Corp Australia News Corp Australia 1,674,362
5 Nine Nine Radio / Nine Publishing 1,387,096

About the Australian Podcast Ranker
The Australian Podcast Ranker is a monthly snapshot of the top 200 podcasts listened to by Australians, the top 200 Australian podcasts, the 20 biggest publishers and the 20 most successful podcast sales representatives.
The Australian Podcast Ranker is an industry initiative commissioned by CRA and published by Triton Digital. Results comply with IAB Podcast Measurement Technical Guidelines.