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 His listenership more than doubled to 50 million people a month. CBS News, 1 June 2022 Though Spotify has not disclosed listenership data for its live shows, the standalone Greenroom app did not have significant downloads in the early days of its launch. J. Clara Chan, The Hollywood Reporter, 12 Apr. 2022 With just a few clicks of a button, a musician could score a viral hit on TikTok, upload a social media post that unlocks superstardom, or independently build an active listenership from all corners of the world. Ify Obi, Billboard, 24 Mar. 2022 Some marketers have started looking for different digital communities that might spark listenership — Facebook pages in Indonesia, for example. Elias Leight, Rolling Stone, 18 Jan. 2022 In 1985, the show begin syndication through National Public Radio stations, and retains a high listenership to this day. Wilson Chapman, Variety, 24 May 2022 Others seem more logical: Dallas-Forth Worth, the third-biggest streaming city in the country, under-indexes by 41.18% in Marley listenership; another Texas city, Houston, under-indexes by 29.59%. Dan Rys, Billboard, 20 Apr. 2022 A few months in, the democratic socialist magazine Dissent became sponsors, as listenership steadily grew. New York Times, 7 Mar. 2022 Thanks in part to stay-at-home restrictions caused by the pandemic, the kids and family podcasting industry has seen a 20 percent increase in listenership since 2019, according to a 2021 NPR and Edison Research report. J. Clara Chan, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of listenership

1943, in the meaning defined above

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11 Jun 2022

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“Listenership.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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