January 21, 2016

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

RESTON, VA, January 21, 2016  – comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a global media measurement and analytics company, today released data from the comScore Video Metrix® service showing that 197.1 million Americans watched online content videos via desktop computer in December 2015. Google Sites ranked as the top video content property, AOL, Inc. was the top video ad property, and UMG 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 December with 181 million unique viewers. Facebook ranked #2 with 88.4 million viewers, followed by Yahoo Sites with 69.7 million, Vimeo with 58.6 million and Mode Media with 44.2 million.

Top U.S. Online Video* Content Properties Ranked by Unique Video Viewers
December 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  197,088
Google Sites 180,955
Facebook 88,426
Yahoo Sites 69,699
Vimeo 58,644
Mode Media 44,223
VEVO 43,837
Maker Studios Inc. 42,404
Warner Music 40,096
Microsoft Sites 38,050
Comcast NBCUniversal 37,197

*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
AOL, Inc. ranked #1 in video ad reach, serving ads to 48.6 percent of the total U.S. population in December. BrightRoll Platform came in second with 47.2 percent reach, followed by SpotX Video Advertising Platform with 44.7 percent, LiveRail with 41.8 percent and Google Sites with 37.3 percent.

Top U.S. Online Video Ad* Properties Ranked by Percent Reach of U.S. Population
December 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
AOL, Inc. 48.6
BrightRoll Platform† 47.2
SpotX Video Advertising Platform† 44.7
LiveRail† 41.8
Google Sites 37.3
Specific Media** 33.1
Altitude Digital† 26.0
Teads Sites† 24.2
Tremor Video† 21.2
Videology† 19.0

*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 December 2015 YouTube partner data revealed that video music channel UMG climbed into the top position in the ranking with 43.6 million viewers. VEVO occupied the #2 spot with 43.2 million unique viewers, followed by Warner Music with 40.1 million, SonyBMG with 39.7 million and BroadbandTV with 37.6 million.

Top YouTube Partner Channels Ranked by Unique Video Viewers*
December 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)
UMG @ YouTube 43,637
VEVO @ YouTube 43,175
Warner Music @ YouTube 40,091
SonyBMG @ YouTube 39,728
BroadbandTV @ YouTube 37,626
Machinima @ YouTube 25,327
The Orchard @ YouTube 23,282
ZEFR @ YouTube 22,456
AdRev @ YouTube 22,414
Collective @ YouTube 20,538

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