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comScore Releases November 2011 U.S. Online Video Rankings

Thursday, December 15, 2011

comScore Releases November 2011 U.S. Online Video Rankings16:05 EST Thursday, December 15, 2011Machinima YouTube Channel Attracts Nearly 20 Million Viewers in NovemberRESTON, Va., Dec. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released data from the comScore Video Metrix service showing that 183 million U.S. Internet users watched online video content in November for an average of 20.5 hours per viewer. The total U.S. Internet audience viewed 40.9 billion videos.(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080115/COMSCORELOGO)Top 10 Video Content Properties by Unique ViewersGoogle Sites, driven primarily by video viewing at YouTube.com, ranked as the top online video content property in November with 151.6 million unique viewers, while VEVO ranked second with 55.4 million.  Facebook.com ranked third with 50.8 million viewers, followed by Yahoo! Sites with 50.4 million and Viacom Digital with 47.4 million. More than 40 billion videos views occurred during the month, with Google Sites generating the highest number at 20.5 billion. The average viewer watched 20.5 hours of online video content, with Google Sites (7.4 hours) and Hulu (3.3 hours) demonstrating the highest engagement among the top ten properties. Top U.S. Online Video Content Properties Ranked by Unique Video ViewersNovember 2011Total U.S. ? Home/Work/University LocationsContent Videos Only (Ad Videos Not Included)Source: comScore Video MetrixPropertyTotal Unique Viewers (000)Videos (000)*Minutes per ViewerTotal Internet : Total Audience 183,16040,890,9251,229.2Google Sites151,56320,463,820444.5VEVO55,381871,67271.3Facebook.com50,797268,14819.1Yahoo! Sites50,397518,84850.7Viacom Digital47,431514,46956.2Microsoft Sites44,715588,69143.8AOL, Inc.43,399468,95952.7Hulu31,3471,048,094199.3NBC Universal29,105106,91418.3Turner Digital27,816200,69630.1*A video is defined as any streamed segment of audiovisual content, (both progressive downloads and live streams). For long-form, segmented content, (e.g. television episodes with ad pods in the middle) each segment of the content is counted as a distinct video stream.Top 10 Video Ad Properties by Video Ads ViewedAmericans viewed 7.2 billion video ads in November, with Hulu generating the highest number of video ad impressions at more than 1.3 billion, followed by Tremor Video in second with 1.1 billion.  Adap.tv crossed the 1 billion mark for the first time earning the #3 spot, followed by BrightRoll Video Network with 722 million and Specific Media with 513 million. Time spent watching video ads totaled more than 3 billion minutes during the month, with Tremor Video delivering the highest duration of video ads at 594 million minutes. Video ads reached 53 percent of the total U.S. population an average of 45 times during the month. Hulu delivered the highest frequency of video ads to its viewers with an average of 44.Top U.S. Online Video Ad Properties Ranked by Video Ads* ViewedNovember 2011Total U.S. ? Home/Work/University LocationsAd Videos Only (Content Videos Not Included)Source: comScore Video MetrixPropertyVideo Ads (000)Total Ad Minutes (MM)Frequency (Ads per Viewer)% Reach Total U.S. PopulationTotal Internet : Total Audience 7,213,9183,08045.452.4Hulu1,320,50456544.49.8Tremor Video**1,076,60759416.721.2Adap.tv?1,004,27355112.626.3BrightRoll Video Network**721,8634498.029.8Specific Media**512,8822476.127.8CBS Interactive395,76016316.38.0TubeMogul Video Ad Platform**360,1911776.618.1Microsoft Sites350,3531368.713.3AOL, Inc.346,8282087.914.5SpotXchange Video Ad Marketplace**296,81417010.09.8Note: In November 2011 Video Metrix data, TIDAL.TV (now known as Videology) was inadvertently omitted from the data due to a processing error. This issue will be corrected with December 2011 data and the entity will be reported under its new name, Videology.*Video ads include streaming-video advertising only and do not include other types of video monetization, such as overlays, branded players, matching banner ads, homepage ads, etc.**Indicates video ad network?Indicates video ad exchangeTop 10 YouTube Partner Channels by Unique ViewersThe November 2011 YouTube partner data revealed that video music channels VEVO (53.4 million viewers) and Warner Music (31.1 million viewers) maintained the top two positions. Gaming channel Machinima ranked third with 19.6 million viewers, followed by Schmooru with 12.4 million, Maker Studios with 9.3 million and disney jimmykimmel with 8.8 million. Among the top 10 YouTube partners, VEVO demonstrated the highest engagement (71.1 minutes per viewer) and highest number of videos viewed (845 million), while Machinima exhibited the second highest engagement (68.5 minutes per viewer) and number of videos viewed (327 million). Top YouTube Partner Channels* Ranked by Unique Video ViewersNovember 2011Total U.S. ? Home/Work/University LocationsContent Videos Only (Ad Videos Not Included)Source: comScore Video MetrixPropertyTotal Unique Viewers (000)Videos (000)Minutes per ViewerVEVO @ YouTube53,364845,45971.1Warner Music @ YouTube31,108211,34129.0Machinima @ YouTube19,614327,12168.5Schmooru @ YouTube12,41868,71822.7Maker Studios @ YouTube9,30277,59531.8disney jimmykimmel @ YouTube8,84715,8079.1FullScreen @ YouTube8,61736,09916.7Demand Media @ YouTube7,40620,3189.6BigFrame @ YouTube6,91332,51117.9IGN @ YouTube6,60427,93818.4*YouTube Partner Reporting based on online video content viewing and does not include claimed user-generated contentPlease follow this link to view our social chart with easy sharing capabilities: http://www.comscore.com/Press_Events/Press_Releases/2011/12/comScore_Releases_November_2011_U.S._Online_Video_RankingsOther notable findings from November 2011 include:85.9 percent of the U.S. Internet audience viewed online video. The duration of the average online content video was 5.5 minutes, while the average online video ad was 0.4 minutes. Video ads accounted for 15.0 percent of all videos viewed and 1.3 percent of all minutes spent viewing video online.  About comScore comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR) is a global leader in measuring the digital world and preferred source of digital business analytics. For more information, please visit www.comscore.com/companyinfo. SOURCE comScore, Inc.For further information: CONTACT: Stephanie Flosi of comScore, Inc., +1-312- 777-8801, press@comscore.com