The State of Social Media
Maker Studios Gains Viewers to Secure the #2 Spot in February’s YouTube Channel Ranking
RESTON, VA, April 7, 2014 – Comscore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released data from the Comscore Video Metrix® service showing that 182.4 million Americans watched 49.2 billion online content videos in February, while the number of video ad views totaled 24.6 billion.
Top 10 Video Content Properties by Unique ViewersGoogle Sites, driven primarily by video viewing at YouTube.com, ranked as the top online video content property in February with 152.8 million unique viewers. Facebook ranked #2 with 91.1 million viewers, followed by AOL, Inc. with 63.4 million, Yahoo Sites with 49.7 million and NDN with 46.9 million. Nearly 49.2 billion video content views occurred during the month, with Google Sites generating the highest number at 11.7 billion, followed by Facebook with 6.8 billion and AOL, Inc. with 1.1 billion. 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. 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 Video Ads ViewedAmericans viewed nearly 24.6 billion video ads in February, with AOL, Inc. recapturing the #1 position with 3.2 billion ad impressions. Google Sites came in second with 3 billion ads, followed by Live Rail with 2.9 billion, BrightRoll Platform with 2.6 billion and TubeMogul Video Ad Platform with 2.4 billion. Time spent watching video ads totaled 9.1 billion minutes, with AOL, Inc. delivering the highest duration of video ads at 1.5 billion minutes. Video ads reached 51.6 percent of the total U.S. population an average of 154 times during the month. Hulu delivered the highest frequency of video ads to its viewers with an average of 67.
*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
Top 10 YouTube Partner Channels by Unique ViewersThe February 2014 YouTube partner data revealed that video music channel VEVO maintained the top position in the ranking with 36.4 million viewers. Maker Studios Inc. climbed into the #2 spot with 30.3 million unique viewers, followed by Fullscreen with 25.9 million, warnerbros vfp with 25.1 million and ZEFR with 24 million. Among the top 10 YouTube partners, Maker Studios Inc. demonstrated the highest engagement (49 minutes per viewer), followed by VEVO (44 minutes per viewer). VEVO streamed the greatest number of videos (552 million), followed by Maker Studios Inc. (492 million).
Other notable findings from February 2014 include:
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