2010/06/25

YouTube video views hit record high in US

SAN FRANCISCO, June 24, 2010 (AFP) - Google-owned YouTube served up a record-high 14.6 billion online videos in May to US Internet users who, on average, watched nearly 200 videos per person, comScore said Thursday.

Approximately 183 million people in the United States tuned into nearly 34 billion online videos during the month, an average of 186 videos per person, according to the industry tracking firm's Video Metrix service.

Google websites, predominately YouTube, were the top online video venues, handling 43.1 percent of the viewings, comScore reported.

Hulu ranked second, serving up 1.2 billion videos, while Microsoft was third with 642 million viewings.