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 & Edison Research

Among U.S. adults (18+), 53M people — 21% of the population — now own at least one smart speaker. And, the latest survey from NPR and Edison Research, conducted after the December 2018 holidays, shows the total number of devices in homes has increased 78% year-over-year. With 52% of all smart speaker owners now using their device daily, findings suggest that voice-activated technology is increasingly integrated into millions of people’s everyday lives.

Spotlight on NPR Podcasts

NPR Podcasts Lead the Pack

 

NPR podcast titles consistently hold court as favorites among listeners and critics alike. And with 8 of the top 20 podcast titles and 18.6 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

28.9

million weekly listeners to NPR programming

38.8

million 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

2.0

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

18.6

million monthly podcast users

87%

of listeners discuss NPR content with family and friends

1000+

stations broadcasting NPR programming

28.9

million weekly listeners to NPR programming

38.8

million 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

2.0

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

18.6

million monthly podcast users

87%

of listeners discuss NPR content with family and friends

Sources: (On Air) Spring 2018 ACT 1 based on Nielsen Nationwide, Persons 12+, Mon.-Sun. © 2018 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 2018. (Podcasts) Podtrac, November 2018.  (Discuss content) NPR Impact Study, NPR Listens, January 2017. Refers to weekly listeners.