National Public Radio says it now has 37.4 million listeners, which is their largest audience in history. NPR’s Senior Vice President of News and Editorial Director Michael Oreskes says, “At a time when many news organizations have been forced to contract, NPR is expanding coverage and focusing resources on the local and national issues that listeners care about. Now, more and more people are turning to NPR as their source for unbiased fact-based news.” Here are all the numbers…
– According to Nielsen, the total weekly listeners for all programming on NPR stations reached an all-time high of about 37.5 million in the fall of 2016 – a nearly 4 million person increase from the same period in 2015. Listeners for NPR programming and NPR newscasts account for about 30 million of that total.
– All Things Considered and Morning Edition, reached their largest weekly audience ever, at 14.4 million and 14.65 million listeners, respectively.
– The number of listeners for all NPR programming increased in the 25-44 demo, up by 26%.
– NPR podcasts are heard by over 4 million listeners every week – that is a 47% increase compared to a year ago.
– Use of the digital content available at NPR.org also climbed to record highs, growing its average monthly users by 28% compared to last year.
– Over the past year, NPR One’s monthly users have grown by 175%.