lis·​ten·​er·​ship | \ ˈlis-nər-ˌship How to pronounce listenership (audio) , ˈli-sᵊn-ər- \

Definition of listenership

: 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 That included the Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon, when WEEI tends to see a dip in listenership., "doesn’t just ask the tough questions," 29 Sep. 2019 Even though those both have seen strong subscriber growth, MusicWatch found Spotify listeners spend much more time on the platform, driving its higher share of listenership. Colin Stutz, Billboard, "More Than Three-Fourths of US Internet Users Are Now Streaming Music, Says Study," 25 Sep. 2019 The growth in the listenership of regional music is expected to only rise as more people in smaller cities and towns get online and form the next wave of the services' customers. Amit Gurbaxani, Billboard, "How K-Pop & Punjabi Pop Are Displacing Bollywood on Indian Streaming Services," 9 Sep. 2019 At the time of their two-decade anniversary, they were syndicated to 125 cities around the country with a listenership of nearly 5 million. Philip Potempa, Post-Tribune, "After nearly two decades, region radio dropping Bob & Tom Show," 12 June 2019 Radio listenership in Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida surged in the aftermath of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, according to a report from Nielsen Audio — the radio ratings company. Johnny Diaz,, "Radio listenership spiked in Puerto Rico, Florida and Texas after hurricanes, survey says," 12 June 2018 Other genres self-consciously evolve from old traditions and aim for lasting listenership, as seen, again, in Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "Was Classic Rock a Sound, or a Tribe?," 28 May 2018 And his labor shows: The podcast has 150 perfect reviews on iTunes, and Phillips believes his listenership is approaching 15,000 streams per month. Chris Van Leuven, Outside Online, "The Best Adventure Podcast You Should Be Listening To," 19 Apr. 2018 Now the two of you are direct competition for morning drive time listenership. Bennett Kogon, Billboard, "Nick Cannon Talks Being Authentic 'To The Culture & To Yourself' on New Power 106 Morning Show," 18 June 2019

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First Known Use of listenership

1943, in the meaning defined above

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30 Nov 2019

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“Listenership.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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