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24 YouTube Statistics
You Should Know
for 2019

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YouTube was created in 2005 by three former PayPal employees.

Google acquired the video-sharing platform in November 2006 for US$1.65 billion.

According to Alexa, YouTube is the second-most popular site in the world after Google.

Here are 23 YouTube statistics you should know for your 2019 strategy:

  1. YouTube has reached and passed the 1 billion users landmark;
  2. The average age of YouTube users is 18–34 years;
  3. YouTube is viewed in 91 countries and 80 languages;
  4. Daily watch-time: 1 billion hours;
  5. More than 70% of YouTube watch-time comes from mobile devices;
  6. Hours of Video Uploaded to YouTube: over 300 hours/minute (Om Malik);
  7. Average Viewing Session: 40 minutes, up 50% y/y (;
  8. 62% of YouTube users are males;
  9. 80% of YouTube users come from outside the U.S.;
  10. 35+ and 55+ age groups are the fastest growing YouTube demographics;
  11. 75% of adults turn to YouTube for nostalgia rather than tutorials or current events;
  12. 60% of people prefer video platforms to live television;
  13. 20% of users will leave a video if it hasn’t hooked them in the first 10 seconds;
  14. The number of channels earning six figures per year on YouTube grew more than 40% y/y;
  15. The number of channels with more than 1 million subscribers grew by more than 75% y/y;
  16. Over the past five years, YouTube has paid out over $2 billion to partners who have chosen to monetize their claims using Content ID;
  17. There are 9,000+ partners using Content ID, including many major network broadcasters, movie studios and record labels;
  18. The hub for the global gaming community: over 200 million logged-in users watch gaming content on YT every day; over 50 billion hours of gaming content watched in the last year
  19. YouTube VR is home to more than 800,000 experiences in the virtual world;
  20. Logged-in monthly viewers: 1.8 billion;
  21. Top 3 most popular YouTube channels: PewDiePie (82.35 million subscribers), T-Series (82 million subscribers), 5-Minute Crafts (47.53 million subscribers);
  22. Top 3 highest-paid YouTube starsRyan ToysReview ($22 million), Jake Paul ($21.5 million), Dude Perfect ($20 million);
  23. Top 3 most popular youtube video:
  •  Dude Perfect – Real Life Trick Shots 2 – 164.576.672 views

  • Kylie Jenner: To Our Daughter – 81.969.521 views

  • David Dobrik: we broke up – 52.251.718 views

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