Guinness World Records has confirmed that The Adam Carolla Show has officially broken the record for the Most Downloaded Podcast, receiving 59,574,843 unique downloads from March 2009 to March 16, 2011.
Carolla made the announcement on the Jimmy Kimmel show.
This breaks the previous record held by The Ricky Gervais Show, set in February 2006. The Ricky Gervais Show had an average of 261,670 downloads per episode in its first month (December 2005) and had exceeded 4.5 million downloads, or an average of 379,382 downloads per episode, by the end of its final week.
For this record, a podcast is defined as an audio file featuring spoken words or music, which has regular episodes and is at least 10 minutes per episode.
The Adam Carolla Show is a daily, 90-minute podcast with a format similar to a talk radio show, featuring topical news discussions, celebrity guests and general chat.
Find Adam at www.adamcarolla.com