Barstool Sports’ Call Her Daddy was the big mover on the top ten in Podtrac’s monthly ranking of the biggest shows among those publishers it measures. Call Her Daddy moved to No. 5, up three positions from March to give the Alex Cooper-hosted show its best showing since last summer when a much-publicized standoff between Barstool Sports and the show’s creators led to the eventual exit of former co-host Sofia Franklyn. Call Her Daddy’s rise led to The Ben Shapiro Show, Stuff You Should Know and This American Life all sliding back one position.
Podtrac says The New York Times-produced The Daily remained in the top spot for the 30th consecutive month during April. It was followed by NPR’s hourly five-minute podcast NPR News Now and the NPR-produced morning news podcast Up First and the Dateline NBC podcast which continues to leverage the long-running television series’ true crime archive.
The biggest mover in the top 20 ranking made public is the return of Serial, which advanced six positions to No. 18 in April. Serial was boosted by the release of a new series called The Improvement Association that is also being published on the Serial feed. The five-episode series tells the story of alleged election fraud in Bladen County, NC.
NPR had the most podcasts among the top 20 during April – with seven shows making the cut. The New York Times and Barstool Sports each had two entries on the ranker.