Buzzsprout Statistics, visualized

Buzzsprout, one of the largest podcast hosting companies by episode volume, provides detailed data every month about the most common apps it sees when serving podcasts for its customers, and various other breakdowns.

We thought it might be fun to graph this data in order to visualize trends over time.

Ex Apple/Spotify: all apps excluding Apple/Spotify-owned apps

Note the large reclassification in November 2020 of share moving from Apple Podcasts to (uncategorized). It’s likely Buzzsprout started excluding AppleCoreMedia in November 2020, which means they are now likely underreporting the true Apple Podcasts number by quite a bit.

Monthly Downloads (n): normalized for a 30-day month

New Episodes (n), Active Podcasts (n): normalized for a 30-day month

Data provided by Buzzsprout, visualized by John Spurlock

Updated 2022-08-02, with data for the month of July 2022.

Updated 2022-07-02, with data for the month of June 2022.

Updated 2022-06-02, with data for the month of May 2022.

Updated 2022-05-03, with data for the month of April 2022.

Updated 2022-04-04, with data for the month of March 2022.

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