lis·​ten·​er·​ship ˈli-sᵊn-ər-ˌship How to pronounce listenership (audio)
: the audience for a radio program or recording
also : the number or kind of that audience

Examples of listenership in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Spotify is also looking to boost listenership for its podcasts by adding an autoplay feature that will automatically play another podcast episode based on a user’s tastes after an episode ends. Evan Nicole Brown, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 Mar. 2023 The genre’s consumption has steadily evolved in the last two years thanks to the streaming habits of Gen Z and millennials, who according to a recent study conducted by Luminate, make up 50% of the average listenership for Wallen, Combs and Zach Bryan. Thania Garcia, Variety, 3 July 2023 Though some companies, most notably Amazon’s Wondery, have experimented with exclusive windowing deals, most platforms have largely agreed that forking over the millions needed for an exclusive deal and losing out on additional listenership isn’t a smart choice. J. Clara Chan, The Hollywood Reporter, 20 June 2023 In Chicago, where AM stations including WGN, WBBM, WLS and WSCR still command nearly half of radio listenership, there may be a lot riding on the outcome. Robert Channick, Chicago Tribune, 7 June 2023 But despite the boom of podcast listenership, some companies are cutting back. Neena Rouhani, Billboard, 20 Apr. 2023 LinkedIn organic engagement is high right now and podcast listenership numbers are growing exponentially. Jodie Cook, Forbes, 3 May 2023 In turn, Amazon — which certainly has the money to spend — would get a slice of these shows’ lucrative ad businesses and build its reputation as a go-to place for top creators turned off by the prospects of a walled garden, which could potentially result in a decline in listenership and reach. J. Clara Chan, The Hollywood Reporter, 27 Sep. 2022 Some alarm was triggered last year when the 2022 edition of the report indicated a decline in recurring listenership. Vulture, 10 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1943, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of listenership was in 1943

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“Listenership.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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