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Spoken word audio content listening in the U.S. 2014-2020, by platform

In 2020, nearly a fifth of spoken word audio listening occurred on podcasts, up from eight percent in 2014. Whilst podcasts make up a small portion of total listening to spoken word audio content, the increase in share of listening attributed to podcasts has been chipping away at AM/FM radio listening, which in 2020 was down to 55 percent.

Distribution of spoken word audio listening in United States from 2014 to 2020, by platform

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Release date

October 2020


United States

Survey time period

2014 to 2020

Number of respondents

1,000 respondents

Age group

13 years and older

Special properties

AM/FM radio includes over the air radio and radio streams, other platforms include streaming audio, satellite radio, audioboks

Supplementary notes

*The source did not provide an exact date of survey. Report is an annual project based on listener interviews, an online survey and information from ongoing research.

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