Average U.S. Viewer Watched 6.4 Hours of Online Video During the Month, According to Comscore Video Metrix
RESTON, VA, June 4, 2009 – Comscore (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released April 2009 data from the Comscore Video Metrix service, showing that U.S. Internet users viewed 16.8 billion online videos during the month, representing an increase of 16 percent versus March. A significant increase in video viewing at YouTube during April contributed to the month’s sizeable gains.
Google Sites Accounts for 41 Percent of U.S. Online Video Market
In April, Google Sites once again ranked as the top U.S. video property with 6.8 billion videos viewed (40.7 percent online video market share), a 15-percent increase versus March. YouTube.com accounted for more than 99 percent of all videos viewed at the property. Fox Interactive Media ranked second with 513 million videos (3.1 percent), followed by Hulu with 397 million (2.4 percent) and Yahoo! Sites with 355 million (2.1 percent).
*Rankings based on video content sites; excludes video server networks. Online video includes both streaming and progressive download video.
Google Sites Reaches Record Video Audience
Nearly 152 million U.S. Internet users watched an average of 111 videos per viewer in April. Google Sites reached an all-time high of 107.9 million video viewers during the month. Fox Interactive Media ranked second with 58.8 million viewers, followed by Yahoo! Sites (45.4 million) and Hulu (40.1 million).
Other notable findings from April 2009 include:
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