listenership

noun
lis·​ten·​er·​ship | \ˈlis-nər-ˌship, 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

There’s a lot of overlap between that publication and maybe my listenership. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Colin Kaepernick’s Nike ads are just one piece of a bigger ‘reckoning’ in the fashion industry," 20 Sep. 2018 Puerto Rico uses a quarterly diary survey to measure listenership. Johnny Diaz, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Radio listenership spiked in Puerto Rico, Florida and Texas after hurricanes, survey says," 12 June 2018 Radio listenership among people ages 6 and older shot up 54 percent in the Houston-Galveston area of Texas and 20 percent in Austin the week that Harvey made landfall on Aug. 25 compared to the previous four weeks, according to Nielsen. Johnny Diaz, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Radio listenership spiked in Puerto Rico, Florida and Texas after hurricanes, survey says," 12 June 2018 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, Sun-Sentinel.com, "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 Audio companies such as Gimlet Media, Wondery and 60dB have raised millions from investors in recent years, riding a wave of exploding listenership in the U.S. and beyond. Benjamin Mullin, WSJ, "With $40 Million, Podcast Upstart Luminary Media Builds a Platform," 11 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 As noted above, R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay ranks songs based on audience impressions or the size of listenership for the week. Trevor Anderson, Billboard, "Drake's 'God's Plan' Ties Record for Fastest Trip to Top 10 on Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Chart," 7 Feb. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'listenership.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of listenership

1943, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about listenership

Share listenership

Statistics for listenership

Last Updated

30 Nov 2018

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for listenership

The first known use of listenership was in 1943

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on listenership

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with listenership

Britannica English: Translation of listenership for Arabic Speakers

Comments on listenership

What made you want to look up listenership? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to enclose within walls

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • frosted-autumn-leaves
  • Which is a synonym of yahoo?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!