SEN is claiming bragging rights for two programs following the release of the latest Australian Podcast Ranker.
SEN’s Breakfast with Garry Lyon & Tim Watson is the number one breakfast show in Melbourne and Gerard Whateley’s ‘Whateley’ show the number one mornings show in Australia with over 1.1 million podcast downloads between them in the past month.
Chief Executive Craig Hutchison says it was a remarkable result given the times, “To achieve the top breakfast show here in Melbourne and the top mornings show nationally is an unbelievable achievement – especially during a period when sport is on hold due to COVID-19.”
“It’s a testament to the strength of the shows and the connection they have with their audiences – who love the opportunity to listen when and where it suits them – such is the beauty of podcasting.
“It’s great to see the industry embracing new audience measures that more accurately reflect the way people choose to consume their media.”
Both SEN shows also ranked in the top 10 of all Australian podcasts for the period and Breakfast with Garry Lyon & Tim Watson was the second biggest breakfast show in the country behind The Kyle & Jackie O Show in Sydney.
The SEN show adopted a broader entertainment and community approach under COVID-19, including the introduction of light-hearted segments such as the Adventures of Whippy Watson which has since spun-off into its own podcast available via the SEN app.
“A big thanks to our loyal audience for staying connected with us during this time – we honestly didn’t know how we were going to do a show without sport but we’ve loved the banter, the feedback and the fun that we have had thanks to our regular listeners,” Lyon said.
In addition to its SEN radio podcasts, Crocmedia produces three native podcasts, The Sounding Board with Craig Hutchison and Damian Barratt which moved up 2 places to 24th position in the top 100 and sits at number 10 of all native podcasts; Don’t Shoot the Messenger with Caroline Wilson and Corrie Perkin in up 20 places in 65th position and the recently launched The Sport of Gardening, a new podcast with Dale Vine and Jane Nield.