September 25, 2015

comScore Releases August 2015 U.S. Desktop Online Video Rankings

RESTON, VA, September 25, 2015  – comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a global media measurement and analytics company, today released data from the comScore Video Metrix® service showing that 191.5 million Americans watched online content videos via desktop computer in August 2015. Google Sites ranked as the top video content property, BrightRoll Platform was the top video ad property, and VEVO topped the list of YouTube partner channels.

Top 10 Video Content Properties by Unique Viewers
Google Sites, driven primarily by video viewing at YouTube.com, ranked as the top online video content property in August with 168.4 million unique viewers. Facebook ranked #2 with 88.9 million viewers, followed by Yahoo Sites with 48.3 million, Vimeo with 43.2 million and VEVO with 43 million.

Top U.S. Online Video* Content Properties Ranked by Unique Video Viewers
August 2015
Total U.S. – Desktop Computer, Home and Work Locations
Content Videos Only (Ad Videos Not Included)
Source: comScore Video Metrix
Property Total Unique Viewers (000)
Total Internet : Total Audience  191,482
Google Sites 168,355
Facebook 88,935
Yahoo Sites 48,303
Vimeo 43,220
VEVO 42,961
Maker Studios Inc. 37,859
Fullscreen 35,080
Microsoft Sites 33,247
Comcast NBCUniversal 32,445
Turner Digital 31,488

*A video is defined as any streamed segment of audiovisual content, including both progressive downloads and live streams. For long-form, segmented content, (e.g. television episodes with ad pods in the middle) each segment of the content is counted as a distinct video stream. Video views are inclusive of both user-initiated and auto-played videos that are viewed for longer than 3 seconds.

Top 10 Video Ad Properties by Unique Viewer Percent Reach
BrightRoll Platform ranked #1 in video ad reach, serving ads to 36.7 percent of the total U.S. population in August. Google Sites came in second with 30.6 percent reach, followed by AOL, Inc. with 27.3 percent, LiveRail with 25.6 percent and Altitude Digital with 23.5 percent.

Top U.S. Online Video Ad* Properties Ranked by Percent Reach of U.S. Population
August 2015
Total U.S. – Desktop Computer, Home and Work Locations
Ad Videos Only (Content Videos Not Included)
Source: comScore Video Metrix
Property % Reach Total U.S. Population
BrightRoll Platform† 36.7
Google Sites 30.6
AOL, Inc. 27.3
LiveRail† 25.6
Altitude Digital† 23.5
Specific Media** 23.0
SpotXchange Video Advertising Platform† 20.5
Tremor Video† 19.7
RockYou.com† 17.7
Videology† 17.2

*Video ads include streaming-video advertising only and do not include other types of video monetization, such as overlays, branded players, matching banner ads, etc.
**Indicates video ad network
†Indicates video ad exchange/DSP/SSP

Top 10 YouTube Partner Channels by Unique Viewers
The August 2015 YouTube partner data revealed that video music channel VEVO maintained the top position in the ranking with 42.2 million viewers. Disney/Maker Studios occupied the #2 spot with 37.7 million unique viewers, followed by QuizGroup with 31.5 million, BroadbandTV with 28.6 million and Machinima with 28.5 million.

Top YouTube Partner Channels Ranked by Unique Video Viewers
August 2015
Total U.S. – Desktop Computer, Home and Work Locations
Content Videos Only (Ad Videos Not Included)
Source: comScore Video Metrix
Property Total Unique Viewers (000)
VEVO @ YouTube 42,237
Disney/Maker Studios @ YouTube 37,679
QuizGroup @ YouTube 31,467
BroadbandTV @ YouTube 28,634
Machinima @ YouTube 28,470
Warner Music @ YouTube 24,127
UMG @ YouTube 20,845
ZEFR @ YouTube 18,076
SonyBMG @ YouTube 17,969
Zoomin.TV @ YouTube 17,228

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