August 18, 2022

Introducing new Apple Podcasts Charts

Top Subscriber Shows and Top Subscriber Channels

Apple Podcasts Charts present a dynamic view of the most popular content on Apple Podcasts. Since their debut in 2005, the charts have introduced hundreds of millions of listeners to the world’s best podcasts, spawned exciting collaborations among podcasters, served as the origin stories for critically acclaimed books, TV shows, and films, and continued to drive discovery and engagement for millions of new, casual, and super listeners alike.

Today, Apple Podcasts is introducing two new charts: 

Top Subscriber Shows

There are thousands of shows that offer subscription benefits through Apple Podcasts Subscriptions. Top Subscriber Shows helps listeners discover these podcasts. Listeners can browse the top 100 shows included within a subscription. These include shows from all categories that offer subscribers exclusive content, early access to new episodes, bonus episodes, ad-free listening, and more premium experiences.

Top Subscriber Channels

Listeners can also discover great subscription experiences through curated groups of shows called channels. Top Subscriber Channels features the top 100 channels with a subscription and two or more shows. The more listeners engage with shows and episodes included within a subscription channel, the higher it ranks on this chart.


Top Subscriber Shows and Top Subscriber Channels are available in the U.S., U.K., Canada, and Australia on iPhone, iPad, and Mac for listeners on iOS 15.6, iPadOS 15.6, and macOS 12.5 or later. Listeners can find Top Shows, Top Episodes, Top Subscriber Shows, and Top Subscriber Channels on the Browse tab, or by navigating to the Charts page. Both charts are refreshed throughout each day.

To ensure your show is eligible for inclusion in these charts, join the Apple Podcasters Programcreate a channel, and set up your show for a subscription. If you need help, let our team know.