Facts About Youtube That May Surprise You

Facts About  Youtube That May Surprise You
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YouTube Statistics

Total Number of Monthly Active YouTube Users: 2 billion (source)

Total Number of Daily Active YouTube Users: 30 million (source)

YouTube TV Paying Subscribers: 300,000

Last updated: 6/24/18

Number of Videos Shared to Date: 5+ billion

Last updated: 6/24/18

Number of Users Creating : Content Shared to Date: 50 million

Last updated: 6/24/18

Average Viewing Session : 40 minutes, up 50% year-over-year

Last updated: 6/24/18

Number of Videos Watched Per Day : 5 billion (source)

Last updated: 9/4/19

Number of mobile YouTube views per day: : 1 billion + (source)

Last updated: 9/4/19

Number of Videos uploaded per minute : 500 hours (source)

Last updated: 9/4/19

YouTube Financials

  • YouTube was bought by Google in 2006 for $1.65 billion.

  • Google acquired YouTube as a way to combine their search and organization competencies with YouTube’s expansive video library.

  • Google has stayed fairly quiet about the performance details of YouTube.

  • Annual cost to run YouTube is $6.35 billion.

  • Youtube’s revenue came to $15.1 billion for the full year 2019, up 36% from 2018.

  • Highest paid YouTube stars made a combined total of $127 million in 2017.

  • Number of channels earning six figures per year on YouTube grows by 40% every year.

  • YouTube video influencers with 500-5k followers charge, on average, $315 per video.

  • YouTube video influencers with 500k+ followers charge, on average, $3857 per video.

  • YouTube mobile revenue continues to climb year on year.

  • Revenue from YouTube ads came to $4.7 billion in the fourth quarter, up 31% year over year.

  • Google is looking to YouTube to be its next driver of growth.

  • YouTube has come under scrutiny for the quality and content of its ad choices, causing many advertisers to leave over the controversy.

YouTube Demographics

  • 73% of US adults use YouTube.

  • 62% of YouTube users are Males.

  • 78% of US men adults use YouTube.

  • 68% of US women adults use YouTube.

  • 81% of 15–25 year-olds in the US use YouTube.

  • More than 15% of YouTube’s site traffic comes from the U.S.

  • 80% of YouTube users come from outside the US.

  • 62% of businesses use YouTube.

  • 9% of small businesses are on YouTube.

  • 35+ and 55+ age groups are the fastest growing YouTube demographics.

  • 75% of adults turn to YouTube for nostalgia rather than tutorials or current events.

  • Millennials prefer YouTube two to one over traditional television.

  • 51% of YouTube users say they visit the site daily.

  • 37% of the coveted 18 – 34 demographic are binge-watching.

  • 70% of YouTube watch time comes from mobile devices.

  • YouTube services are available in more than 100 countries in 80 languages..

  • Males are primarily watching soccer or strategy games.

  • Females are primarily watching beauty videos.

  • 95% of global internet population watches YouTube.

  • There 50 million creators on YouTube.

  • YouTube has 265 million active users in India.

Youtube Statistics

Fun Facts

  • 1 billion hours of YouTube content is watched per day.

  • YouTube is the 2nd most visited site in the world.

  • YouTube attracts about 44% of all internet users.

  • 37% of all mobile internet traffic belongs to YouTube.

  • More than 70% of what people watch on YouTube is determined by its recommendation algorithm.

  • The first video was posted in 2005 from the San Diego Zoo.

  • Gangnam Style was so popular that it broke YouTube’s video counter.

  • By 2025, it’s predicted that 50% of viewers under 32 will not subscribe to the paid TV.

  • 60% of people prefer video platforms to live television.

  • 20% of users will leave a video if it hasn’t hooked them in the first 10 seconds.

  • YouTube provides a free space in Los Angeles for anyone with 10,000+ subscribers.

  • There are more than 31 million YouTube channels out there.

  • YouTube is technically the second largest search engine in the world.

  • There are 100+ music videos in the highest available video and audio quality.

  • Most viewed video on YouTube is Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito” featuring Daddy Yankee with 6.6 billion views.

  • YouTube’s live stream of Coachella’s first weekend earned over 82 million live views.

  • Justin Bieber’s “Baby” video managed to generate 11 million dislikes (and counting!).

  • 60% of the most popular YouTube videos cannot be viewed in Germany.

  • Most popular YouTube channel has 126 million subscribers.

  • There are 9,000+ partners using Content ID, including many major network broadcasters, movie studios and record labels.

  • YouTube’s partners have claimed over 800 million videos since Content ID was implemented.

  • YouTube employees have the option of taking a slide instead of the stairs or the elevator.


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