Comscore Releases January 2015 U.S. Desktop Online Video Rankings
RESTON, VA, February 24, 2015 – Comscore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released data from the Comscore Video Metrix® service showing that 194.8 million Americans watched online content videos via desktop computer in January 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 January with 155.9 million unique viewers. Facebook ranked #2 with 95.6 million viewers, followed by AOL, Inc. with 74.8 million, Yahoo Sites with 60.4 million and AnyClip Media with 52.3 million.
*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 51.7 percent of the total U.S. population in January. Specific Media came in second with 51.6 percent reach, followed by LiveRail with 49.9 percent, AOL, Inc. with 44.1 percent and SpotXchange Video Advertising Platform with 41.4 percent.
*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
‡Entity has assigned some portion of traffic to other syndicated entities.
Top 10 YouTube Partner Channels by Unique Viewers
The January 2015 YouTube partner data revealed that video music channel VEVO maintained the top position in the ranking with 41.5 million viewers. Disney/Maker Studios occupied the #2 spot with 40.3 million unique viewers, followed by Fullscreen with 34.4 million, Machinima with 28.7 million and Warner Music with 26.1 million.
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