VPN provider Hotspot Shield makes seeing restricted content a breezeRead more...
The latest numbers from comScore show that YouTube is still dominating the Web video market, with 38% of the 11 billion videos viewed online in April through the Google-owned site.
The rest of the market is so fragmented that no other Web media property has double-digit market share. Fox Interactive had 5%, while Yahoo sites represented another 3% and Microsoft sites, 2.4%.
Just over 82 million viewers watched 4.1 billion videos, or 50 per viewer.
People between 18 and 34 years old, the demographic so prized by marketers, still watch the most, with an average of 287 minutes, or more than four hours worth for the month.
With those numbers, it's just a matter of time before brand marketers start to spend more dollars online.
Lastly, and true to the YouTube form, the average viewing time was only 2.8 minutes.
That suggests the market is bifurcated, because Move Networks said not too long ago that the average viewing time for videos run over their platform is close to an hour.
Hulu, which hosts full-length shows from News Corp. and NBC, is also serving up more ads.
But give that average viewing figure, most Web videos viewed are short, user-generated fare that either are shorter than three minutes or simply stop being interesting after that time.
Top U.S. Online Video Properties* by Videos Viewed
Total U.S. – Home/Work/University Locations
Source: comScore Video Metrix
Videos Share (%) of
Total Internet 10,999,597 100.0
Google Sites 4,159,850 37.9
Fox Interactive Media 557,663 5.1
Yahoo! Sites 352,359 3.2
Microsoft Sites 268,033 2.4
Viacom Digital 199,968 1.8
Time Warner - Excl. AOL 138,771 1.3
ABC.COM 103,421 0.9
Disney Online 98,740 0.9
AOL LLC 95,288 0.9
ESPN 83,424 0.8
*Rankings based on video content sites; excludes video server networks. Online video includes both streaming and progressive download video.
Read more from our "Trends and news" series
Making your room fit your styleRead more...
Integration of behavioral health in primary care is going to change the future of preventative careRead more...