TOP Fascinating, Incredible and interesting Facts about YouTube 2019

TOP Fascinating, Incredible and interesting Facts about YouTube 2019

  1. The domain name “” was activated on February 14, 2005
  2. The first YouTube video was uploaded on 23 April 2005. Me at the Zoo shows co-founder Jawed Karim at the San Diego Zoo
  3. On October 9, 2006, it was announced that YouTube would be purchased by Google for US$1.65 billion
  4. The first adverts were rolled out in August 2007
  5. In May 2010, YouTube served more than 2 billion views a day.
  6. YouTube first streamed the US Presidential debates in 2012.
  7. By March 2013, YouTube was now seeing 1bn monthly active users.
  8. The platform has over 1.9bn logged in monthly users.
  9. 6 out of 10 people prefer online video platforms to live TV.
  10. By 2025, half of the viewers under 32 will not subscribe to a pay-TV service
  11. In an average month, 8 out of 10 18-49 year-olds watch YouTube
  12. In 2015, 18-49 year-olds spent 4% less time watching TV while time on YouTube went up 74%
  13. On mobile alone, YouTube reaches more 18-49 year-olds than any broadcast or CABLE TV network
  14. You can navigate YouTube in a total of 80 different languages (covering 95% of the Internet population)
  15. The platform has also launched in over 91 countries
  16. Daniel Middleton, better known as DanTDM, is the highest earning YouTuber, bringing in $16.5m in 2017
  17. YouTube is the world’s second largest search engine and third most visited site after Google and Facebook
  18. 400 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute
  19. We watch over 1 billion hours of YouTube videos a day, more than Netflix and Facebook video combined
  20. 70% of YouTube views come from mobile devices
  21. The average mobile viewing session lasts more than 40 minutes
  22. The first video to hit one million views was a Nike advert featuring Ronaldinho
  23. The video with the highest number of views is currently the music video for ‘Despacito’ by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee. It has over 5.87bn views
  24. It took Gangnam Style, a previous most watched video, five months to hit 1 billion views. In comparison, Despacito took just 97 days
  25. The video with the most views that isn’t a music video is ‘Masha and The Bear – Recipe for disaster (Episode 17)’ by getting Movies. It currently has over 3bn views
  26. The most popular YouTube channel belongs to PewDiePie.
  27. On average, there are 1,000,000,000 mobile video views per day
  28. The most searched term on YouTube is ‘despacito’, followed by ‘bts’.
  29. The time people spend watching YouTube on their TV has more than doubled in the last year
  30. Among millennials, YouTube accounts for two-thirds of the premium online video watched across devices
  31. 9% of U.S small businesses use Youtube
  32. As of October 2014, YouTube has paid out $2 billion to rights holders since 2007
  33. The number of channels earning six figures each year on YouTube has increased by 50% year on year
  34. The most popular branded channel is currently LEGO, which has amassed over 6bn views
  35. Viewers who complete TrueView ads—watched to completion or at least 30 seconds—were 23 times more likely to visit or subscribe to a brand channel, watch more by that brand, or share the brand video
  36. Viewers who are exposed to TrueView ads but who don’t watch to completion are still 10 times more likely to take one of those actions.
  37. When brands use TrueView, they see views of previously existing content increase by up to 500% after posting new videos
  38. In 2018, 95% of the most watched videos were music videos
  39. The most subscribed to the non-music channel is the how-to channel 5-Minute Crafts.
  40. Interbrand’s Top 100 Brands are collectively uploading a video to YouTube every 18.5 minutes
  41. The same brands have an average of 2.4 channels
  42. Searches of “how to” videos on YouTube are growing 70% year on year
Crazy, mind-boggling numbers. If you are simply a YouTube viewer who wanted to know the numbers behind the magic of online video, I hope these statistics have left you suitably impressed. Now get back to the cat videos.If you are a marketer who is trying to decide if online video is a good way to reach your audience, these YouTube stats should demonstrate the amazing reach that can be had on YouTube.

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