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Edison Research: “The Bible in a Year” Is #1 Podcast in Exclusive Listeners

[Exton, PA, April 15, 2024—]

New data from Edison Research has revealed that The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)™ has the largest exclusive listener audience of any podcast in America, in all categories. “Exclusive listeners” only tune in for 1 single podcast or show, and do not browse to other podcast titles.

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Edison Research is respected as the national authority in podcast statistics. In its press release listing the Top 5 Podcasts for Exclusive Listeners, Edison lauded the rapport between Bible in a Year host Fr. Mike and his audience:

“At the top of the list [of exclusive listener podcast audiences], and the leader by a large margin, is one of the many great stories that podcasting has spawned, a show hosted by Father Mike Schmitz, a Catholic priest from Minnesota. The Bible in a Year publishes every single day, starting on New Year’s Day and winding through the entire bible text and finishing by December 31. Edison Podcast Metrics estimates that an average of 30% of listeners to this show will not listen to any other show each week.”  

The best place to list to The Bible in a Year is on the Ascension App, the #1 Catholic Bible App.

About The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz) Podcast

The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz) is the most successful religious podcast of all time. It hit #1 on Apple Podcasts in all categories twice (January 2021 + January 2022), holding the #1 spot for a total of 24 days. It has consistently been Chartable’s #1 Global Podcast in Religion & Spirituality since 2021, has been downloaded over 700 million times, and has been covered by media outlets including the CBS, FOX, New York Times Magazine, and The London Times.

See the full press kit here.