NPR commissioned research to find out why people want smart speakers. Music was unsurprisingly at the top of the reasons why they use these devices.
For the time being, the most common use cases for Smart Speakers among households owning these devices are general questions, weather and streaming music.
Listeners make their decisions to commit to a podcast in those crucial opening moments. A mediocre episode with a good intro will almost always perform better than a great episode with a poor intro.
There is a sharp drop off in newscast listening when a cast exceeds five minutes.
A quarter of US podcast listeners abandoned podcasts that ran 45 to 60 minutes, though a lower 15% of respondents abandoned podcasts longer than 1 hour.
Most internet users are familiar with podcasts, but have either not listened to them within the past six months or have never listened to them.
The 2016 Podcast Consumer report contains all new data on podcast users in America, derived from the Infinite Dial 2016 study from Edison Research and Triton Digital.
Podcast listeners are adventurous, and they love the great outdoors. Hiking-, backpacking- and camping-related content will grab their attention.
Americans’ Weekly Media Consumption By Race/Ethnicity [TABLE]Black adults watch almost three times more TV on a weekly basis than Asian-American adults.
Edison Research has released its latest annual Infinite Dial report that surveys the audio consumption habits of Americans 12 years and older. Edison has been conducting this research since 1998.