US YouTube video views up 50 percent in January: comScore

March 8, 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: YouTube topped 100 million US viewer mark in January: comScore

Related Stories

YouTube blocks premium music videos in Britain

March 9, 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

March 2, 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

Google Assistant adds more languages in global push

February 23, 2018

Google said Friday its digital assistant software would be available in more than 30 languages by the end of the years as it steps up its artificial intelligence efforts against Amazon and others.

Researchers find tweeting in cities lower than expected

February 20, 2018

Studying data from Twitter, University of Illinois researchers found that less people tweet per capita from larger cities than in smaller ones, indicating an unexpected trend that has implications in understanding urban pace ...

0 comments

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.