A Tradition of Excellence

Home to the two most listened to radio programs in America

As a standard-setting producer and distributor of top-quality news, information and music programming for more than 40 years, NPR has been honored with the broadcast industry’s most prestigious awards. NPR programs inform and delight listeners, and offer sponsors opportunities to align with unparalleled content across dynamic platforms.

The Smart Audio Report from NPR and Edison Research

New smart speaker ownership data from NPR and Edison Research confirms the impact the 2017 holiday season had on smart speaker ownership in the U.S. Now, one-in-six Americans (16%) owns a voice-activated smart speaker, up 128% from January 2017. The Smart Audio Report, Fall/Winter 2017 release also reveals how voice-activation in the home is fueling adoption of smart technology broadly – including smart home applications – and affecting how often consumers engage with other platforms throughout the day, including television.

Spotlight on NPR Podcasts

NPR Podcasts Lead the Pack

 

NPR podcast titles consistently hold court as favorites among listeners and critics alike, with eight shows named among Apple’s top podcasts of 2017. And with 8 of the top 20 podcast titles and over 16.6 million monthly podcast users across programs, NPR leads Podtrac’s Podcast Industry Audience Rankings with the largest podcast audience in the industry.

 

Explore the Power of NPR Podcasting

NPR by the numbers

1000+

stations broadcasting NPR programming

30.2

million weekly listeners to NPR programming

38.2

million unique monthly users on NPR.org

163,296

hours of national and local public radio programming each week

17

international bureaus

59

George Foster Peabody Awards

2.5

million monthly users across NPR apps for iPhone, Android and iPad

16.6

million monthly podcast users

87%

of listeners discuss NPR content with family and friends

1000+

stations broadcasting NPR programming

30.2

million weekly listeners to NPR programming

38.2

million unique monthly users on NPR.org

163,296

hours of national and local public radio programming each week

17

international bureaus

59

George Foster Peabody Awards

2.5

million monthly users across NPR apps for iPhone, Android and iPad

16.6

million monthly podcast users

87%

of listeners discuss NPR content with family and friends

Sources: (On Air) ACT 1 based on Nielsen Audio Nationwide, Spring 2017, All Programming (incl. newscasts), Persons 12+ © 2017 The Nielsen Company. May not be quoted or reproduced without the prior written permission of Nielsen. (Online and apps) Google Analytics, 3-month average, October-December 2017. (Podcasts) Podtrac, December 2017.  (Discuss content) NPR Impact Study, NPR Listens, January 2017. Refers to weekly listeners.