Libsyn is one of the largest commercial podcasting hosting companies. They have produced publicly available data that continues to indicate an upward trend in the number of podcast shows hosted as well as the number of download requests over the past four years. In 2015, Libsyn hosted 28,000 shows, increasing from only 16,000 in 2013. Phew! Such a relief!!
To match the earlier stated trend, the data for downloads by Libsyn showed that 69% of podcast downloads in 2015 were requested from mobile devices. Only 31% were requested from laptop and desktop computers.