RESTON, US: comScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, has released data from the comScore Video Metrix
service showing that more than 184 million US Internet users watched 36.9 billion online content videos in July, while video ad views totalled 9.6 billion.
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 July with 157 million unique viewers, followed by Facebook.com with 53 million, Yahoo! Sites with 48.7 million, VEVO with 44.8 million and Microsoft Sites with 42.7 million. Nearly 36.9 billion video content views occurred during the month, with Google Sites generating the highest number at 19.6 billion, followed by AOL, Inc. with 665 million. Google Sites had the highest average engagement among the top ten properties.
|Top US Online Video Content Properties Ranked by Unique Video Viewers July 2012 Total US - Home and Work Locations Content Videos Only (Ad Videos Not Included) (Source: comScore Video Metrix) |
|Property ||Total Unique Viewers (000) ||Videos (000)* ||Minutes per Viewer |
|Total Internet : Total Audience ||184,182 ||36,877,798 ||1,336.8 |
|Google Sites ||156,999 ||19,586,510 ||525.0 |
|Facebook.com ||53,045 ||327,801 ||21.7 |
|Yahoo! Sites ||48,693 ||625,077 ||70.4 |
|VEVO ||44,844 ||597,107 ||46.1 |
|Microsoft Sites ||42,677 ||483,280 ||43.9 |
|AOL, Inc. ||39,774 ||664,568 ||69.7 |
|Viacom Digital ||37,029 ||420,762 ||51.3 |
|NDN ||35,129 ||391,699 ||89.7 |
|Amazon Sites ||28,480 ||99,163 ||21.2 |
|Turner Digital ||24,611 ||244,887 ||40.4|
*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 viewed
Americans viewed 9.6 billion video ads in July, with each of the top 4 video ad properties delivering more than 1-billion video ads. Google Sites ranked first with 1.5 billion ads, followed by Hulu with 1.2 billion, Adap.tv with 1.1 billion, SpotXchange Video Ad Marketplace with 1 billion and TubeMogul Video Ad Platform with 830 million. Time spent watching video ads totalled 3.9 billion minutes, with Adap.tv delivering the highest duration of video ads at 627 million minutes. Video ads reached 52% of the total US population an average of 61 times during the month. Hulu delivered the highest frequency of video ads to its viewers with an average of 46, while ESPN delivered an average of 26 ads per viewer.
Note: In July 2012 US Video Metrix data, the BrightRoll Video Network property had an implementation error with its video tags, and so its data has not been included in this press release.
|Top US Online Video Ad Properties Ranked by Video Ads* Viewed July 2012 Total US - Home and Work Locations Ad Videos Only (Content Videos Not Included) (Source: comScore Video Metrix) |
|Property ||Video Ads (000) ||Total Ad Minutes (MM) ||Frequency (Ads per Viewer) ||% Reach Total US Population |
|Total Internet : Total Audience ||9,607,191 ||3,902 ||60.7 ||51.6 |
|Google Sites ||1,521,328 ||166 ||19.8 ||25.0 |
|Hulu ||1,221,599 ||521 ||46.4 ||8.6 |
|Adap.tv† ||1,132,977 ||627 ||18.2 ||20.3 |
|SpotXchange Video Ad Marketplace† ||1,050,727 ||547 ||23.8 ||14.4 |
|TubeMogul Video Ad Platform** ||830,406 ||275 ||14.3 ||18.9 |
|Tremor Video** ||701,176 ||368 ||14.2 ||16.1 |
|Specific Media** ||694,487 ||321 ||7.5 ||30.3 |
|Auditude, Inc.** ||677,243 ||230 ||13.6 ||16.3 |
|ESPN ||454,946 ||159 ||26.1 ||5.7 |
|AOL, Inc. ||383,675 ||193 ||10.3 ||12.2|
*Video ads include streaming-video advertising only and do not include other types of video monetisation, 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 July 2012 YouTube partner data revealed that video music channel VEVO (43.9 million viewers) maintained the top position in the ranking. Gaming channel Machinima captured the #2 spot for the first time in July with 25.3 million viewers, followed by Warner Music with 24.9 million and Maker Studios with 20.4 million. Among the top 10 YouTube partners, Machinima demonstrated the highest engagement (83 minutes per viewer) followed by Maker Studios (45 minutes per viewer). VEVO streamed the greatest number of videos (571 million), followed by Machinima (564 million).
|Top YouTube Partner Channels* Ranked by Unique Video Viewers July 2012 Total US - Home and Work Locations Content Videos Only (Ad Videos Not Included) (Source: comScore Video Metrix) |
|Property ||Total Unique Viewers (000) ||Videos (000) ||Minutes per Viewer |
|VEVO @ YouTube ||43,861 ||570,569 ||44.7 |
|Machinima @ YouTube ||25,311 ||563,860 ||83.3 |
|Warner Music @ YouTube ||24,945 ||151,088 ||19.7 |
|Maker Studios @ YouTube ||20,404 ||255,433 ||45.4 |
|FullScreen @ YouTube ||17,323 ||102,149 ||19.2 |
|BroadbandTV @ YouTube ||9,814 ||55,985 ||17.0 |
|Alloy @ YouTube ||7,693 ||41,511 ||18.9 |
|Big Frame @ YouTube ||7,403 ||43,342 ||18.0 |
|MOVIECLIPS @ YouTube ||7,239 ||19,230 ||7.0 |
|IGN @ YouTube ||6,694 ||36,704 ||17.9|
*YouTube Partner Reporting based on online video content viewing and does not include claimed user-generated content.
Other notable findings from July 2012 include:
85.5% of the US Internet audience viewed online video.
The duration of the average online content video was 6.7 minutes, while the average online video ad was 0.4 minutes.
Video ads accounted for 20.7% of all videos viewed and 1.6% of all minutes spent viewing video online.