US YouTube video views up 50 percent in January: comScore

Mar 08, 2010
The internet homepage of the YouTube website. Industry tracker comScore on Monday reported that US online video viewing at YouTube climbed 50 percent in January as compared to the same month a year earlier.

Industry tracker comScore on Monday reported that US online video viewing at YouTube climbed 50 percent in January as compared to the same month a year earlier.

More than 173.3 million US Internet users watched video online in January, tuning into a total of 32.4 billion videos. The duration of the average online video was slightly longer than four minutes.

properties were the top online venues, serving up 12.8 billion videos during the month. Google-owned YouTube accounted for 99 percent of that tally, tending to 135.4 million viewers.

Each visitor watched an average of 94 videos, comScore reported.

Hulu was the second most popular online viewing spot, with visitors watching 903.1 million videos in January, according to comScore.

Websites owned by US technology titan ranked third, with 491.8 million videos viewed, followed by Yahoo! which showed 435.5 million videos to online visitors, comScore reported.

Explore further: Supreme Court allows challenge to Colorado Internet tax law

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

YouTube blocks premium music videos in Britain

Mar 09, 2009

YouTube on Monday said it is blocking certain copyrighted music videos in Britain until it overcomes an impasse in a licensing deal with the Performing Rights Society for Music (PRS).

Flickr lets all users upload video snippets

Mar 02, 2009

Flickr on Monday began letting users of its free online photo-sharing service upload snippets of video to the website in a budding challenge to Google-owned YouTube.

Hulu to live-stream Dave Matthews concert

May 22, 2009

Hulu.com is to provide a live stream of an upcoming concert by the Dave Matthews Band in a first for the online video website better known for showing full-length television shows and movies.

Recommended for you

Supreme Court allows challenge to Colorado Internet tax law

17 hours ago

A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that federal courts can hear a dispute over Colorado's Internet tax law. One justice suggested it was time to reconsider the ban on state collection of sales taxes from companies outside ...

Twitter working with probe on online threats

Mar 02, 2015

Twitter said Monday it was working with law enforcement officials on unspecified threats, amid reports that the social network had been targeted for blocking accounts linked to the Islamic State.

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.