Unsurprisingly, Google (YouTube’s parent company), enjoyed most of the gains, with a reported 4.3 billion videos seen on its sites (a 38% share of the market). YouTube accounted for 98% of the videos eyed on Google sites.
So how did other sites fare? Fox Interactive Media ranked second, trailing way behind Google with 477 million videos viewed, garnering 4.2% of the market; Yahoo ranked third with 328 million videos viewed, reaping 2.9% of the market and Viacom Digital came in fourth with 249 million videos viewed, representing 2.2% of the market share.
Almost 139 million Internet users in the U.S. watched 83 videos each in March, comScore found.
Other interesting factoids:
• 73.7 percent of the total U.S. Internet audience viewed online video.
• 84.8 million viewers watched 4.3 billion videos on YouTube.com (50.4 videos per viewer).
• 47.7 million viewers watched 400 million videos on MySpace.com (8.4 videos per viewer).
• The average online video duration was 2.8 minutes.
• The average online video viewer watched 235 minutes of video.