Definition of listenership
: the audience for a radio program or recording; also : the number or kind of that audience
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In 2016, Current, which covers public media, reported that television viewership was up 5 percent, and radio listenership grew 7 percent after a two-year decline.
According to the website, KAAM already has a broad online listenership and has been credited with being the most listened-to nostalgia format in the country.
The show was downloaded 10 million times in the first four days of its release, thanks in part to the network's built-in listenership that was directed to download the show on episodes of This American Life.
In the past three years, podcast listenership has increased, and so has the number of murder-mystery shows in the space, including hits Crimetown, Criminal and Up and Vanished.
A cynical listener has to wonder if the album constitutes a full-throated denunciation of masculine entitlement or just canny damage control, a way of repackaging the band’s irrevocable white maleness for an increasingly woke listenership.
Phonograph records vastly increased the music’s listenership; previously, at most a few hundred people could take in the sounds in a live performance.
So, networks and gatekeepers: Don’t replicate the stale listenership of public radio, and offer yet another way for the same culturally dominant demographic to tell each other their ideas.
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