The State of Social Media
Microsoft Sites Climbs to Fourth Place in Video Content Ranking with 45 Million Viewers
RESTON, VA, October 12, 2010 – Comscore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released data from the Comscore Video Metrix service showing that 175 million U.S. Internet users watched online video content in September for an average of 14.4 hours per viewer. The total U.S. Internet audience engaged in more than 5.2 billion viewing sessions during the course of the month.
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 with 144.2 million unique viewers. Yahoo! Sites captured the #2 spot with 54.4 million viewers, followed by Facebook.com with 52.2 million viewers. Microsoft Sites jumped 3 positions in September, securing fourth place with 45.5 million viewers. Google Sites had the highest number of overall viewing sessions with 1.9 billion and average time spent per viewer at 260 minutes, or 4.3 hours.
Top 10 Video Ad Properties by Video Ads Viewed
Americans viewed more than 4.3 billion video ads in September, with Hulu generating the highest number of video ad impressions at 794 million. Tremor Media Video Network ranked second overall (and highest among video ad networks) with 526 million ad views, followed by BrightRoll Video Network (476 million) and ADAP.TV (444 million). Video ads reached 45 percent of the total U.S. population an average of 32 times during the month. Hulu delivered the highest frequency of video ads to its viewers with an average of 27.5 over the course of the month.
*Video ads include streaming-video advertising only and do not include
other types of video monetization, such as overlays, branded players,
matching banner ads, homepage ads, etc.**Indicates video ad network/server
Other notable findings from September 2010 include:
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