The Daily Wire has placed in two Top 10 Apple Charts based on the listenership of leading podcast episodes, shows, channels, and subscriptions for 2022.
According to new year-end charts released by the tech giant on Monday, “The Ben Shapiro Show” ranked number nine out of 20 in Apple’s Top Shows category, while The Daily Wire secured number five out of 20 in the Top Free Channels of 2022.
Apple, which releases information about the top podcasts on its platform each year, said the charts reflect the most popular audio shows in each local market from listeners in nearly 100 countries and regions worldwide based on listenership between November 1, 2021, through October 31, 2022.
“This means listeners in the U.S. can browse the Top New Shows among listeners in the U.S. while listeners in France can browse the Top New Shows among listeners in France — helping people discover popular podcasts that are relevant to them and in their local language,” Apple wrote of the new lists in the app.
Shapiro, editor emeritus of The Daily Wire, has been one of the top voices for American conservatives since becoming a nationally syndicated columnist when he was just 17 years old.
His flagship show for The Daily Wire covers the nation’s top political personalities while breaking down American culture.
Other Daily Wire personalities with shows available on Apple Podcasts include Andrew Klavan, Michael Knowles, Candace Owens, and Matt Walsh. DailyWire+ host Dr. Jordan B. Peterson is also on Apple Podcasts.
The Daily Wire also launched “Morning Wire” last year, an alternative news podcast covering the latest developments in politics, culture, education, and sports, presented by the company’s Editor-in-Chief John Bickley, and co-host Georgia Howe.
Oliver Schusser, Apple’s vice president of Apple Music and Beats, said in a news release that “podcasting plays an important role in our lives — helping us stay informed, keep entertained, and get inspired.”
Apple’s top three overall podcasts in 2022 include “Crime Junkie,” “The Daily,” and “Dateline NBC.”