Average YouTube Viewer Watched More than 93 Videos in January, up 50 Percent vs. Year Ago
RESTON, VA, March 8, 2010 – Comscore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released January 2010 data from the Comscore Video Metrix service showing that nearly 173 million U.S. Internet users watched online video during the month. Video viewers at YouTube.com watched 93 videos on average during the month, representing an increase of 50 percent versus year ago.
Top 10 Video Content Properties by Videos Viewed
U.S. Internet users watched 32.4 billion videos in January with Google Sites ranking as the top U.S. video property with 12.8 billion videos. YouTube.com accounted for nearly 99 percent of all videos viewed at the property. Hulu ranked second with 903.1 million videos, or 2.8 percent of all online videos viewed. Microsoft Sites ranked third with 491.8 million (1.5 percent), followed by Yahoo! Sites with 435.5 million (1.3 percent) and Viacom Digital with 361.2 million (1.1 percent).
*Rankings based on video content sites; excludes video server networks. Online video includes both streaming and progressive download video.
Top 10 Video Content Properties by Viewers
More than 173 million viewers watched an average of 187 videos per viewer during the month of January. Google Sites attracted 136.5 million unique viewers during the month (93.9 videos per viewer), followed by Yahoo! Sites with 51.5 million viewers (8.5 videos per viewer) and CBS Interactive with 41.2 million viewers, (5.3 videos per viewer). The average Hulu viewer watched 23.5 videos during the month, representing an all-time high for the property.
Top Video Ad Networks by Potential Reach
In January, Tremor Media ranked as the top video ad network with a potential reach of 86 million viewers, or 49.6 percent of the total viewing audience. BBE ranked second with a potential reach of 78.3 million viewers (45.2 percent penetration) closely followed by Advertising.com Video Network with 77.9 million viewers (45.0 percent).
Other notable findings from January 2010 include:
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