Google Sites, BrightRoll and Hulu in Tight Three-Way Race Atop Video Ad Rankings
RESTON, VA, July 18, 2012 – Comscore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released data from the Comscore Video Metrix service showing that more than 180 million U.S. Internet users watched 33 billion online content videos in June. Video advertising reached another all-time high in June as 11 billion video ads were viewed.
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 June with 154.5 million unique viewers, followed by Yahoo! Sites with 51.5 million, Facebook.com with 49 million, VEVO with 46.2 million and Viacom Digital with 38.9 million. Vimeo moved into the top 10 ranking for the first time at #10 with 21.4 million viewers. Nearly 33 billion video content views occurred during the month, with Google Sites generating the highest number at 18.3 billion, followed by Yahoo! Sites with 717.8 million. Google Sites had the highest average engagement among the top ten properties.
*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.
Top 10 Video Ad Properties by Video Ads Viewed
Online video advertising had another record-breaking month in June with 11 billion total video ad streams as each of the top 5 video ad properties delivered more than 1-billion video ads. Google Sites ranked first with 1.41 billion ads, followed by BrightRoll Video Network with nearly 1.39 billion, Hulu with 1.33 billion, Adap.tv with 1.15 billion and TubeMogul Video Ad Platform with 1.04 billion. Time spent watching video ads totaled 4.6 billion minutes, with BrightRoll Video Network delivering the highest duration of video ads at 805 million minutes. Video ads reached 53 percent of the total U.S. population an average of 68 times during the month. Hulu delivered the highest frequency of video ads to its viewers with an average of 52, while ESPN delivered an average of 34 ads per viewer.
*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
Top 10 YouTube Partner Channels by Unique Viewers
The June 2012 YouTube partner data revealed that video music channels VEVO (45.1 million viewers) and Warner Music (26.1 million viewers) maintained the top two positions. Gaming channel Machinima ranked third with 23.6 million viewers, followed by Maker Studios with 21.2 million and Fullscreen with 16.2 million. Among the top 10 YouTube partners, Machinima demonstrated the highest engagement (76 minutes per viewer) followed by VEVO (50 minutes per viewer). VEVO streamed the most videos (567 million), followed by Machinima (447 million).
*YouTube Partner Reporting based on online video content viewing and does not include claimed user-generated content
Other notable findings from June 2012 include:
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