YouTube: More than a billion viewers a month

2 September 2014

youtube YouTube is now attracting more than 1 BILLION viewers a month.

This billion-odd are watch 6 billion hours of video, and 40% of them are watching it on mobile devices [as an aside, anyone who makes their videos unavailable on mobile devices should be beaten with a rubber hose and left unconscious in the street as an example to anyone else thinking of doing it - Ed].

YouTube channels have grown by 80.5% in the last year, according to new data published by online video industry site Tubefilter and analytics firm OpenSlate.

Tubefilter's Top 100 rundown of the most viewed channels saw that they collectively raked up 9.46 billion views in July 2014, up from 5.24 billion the year before.

No.1 is some herbert named PewDiePie, whose monthly views have gone from 221.6 million to 438.9 million.

Let's see what all the fuss is about, eh?

DisneyCollector, are at No.2, racking up 268 million views in the month, edging it past Shakira’s frankly pathetic 226.6 million views. Seems some people think her hips do lie.

In fourth place there's gaming effort Stampy (199.6m views) and The Diamond Minecart (186.1m views) gets fifth. Gaming is still quite the thing though, with content generating 4.34 billion viewings in July.

TOPICS:   Technology   Best Of Youtube

1 comment

  • You w.
    And it's still nowhere near as slick or intuitive as VIMEO is it. The Like button, the Watch Later options scattered all over the shop, and then there's the dowload options that aren't even there.. (yes, I know it can be done, but it should be there on the bloody site).

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