'Primetime' U.S. Video Streaming Activity Occurs on Weekdays Between 5-8 P.M.
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U.S. Streaming Video Market Overview* January 2007 Source: comScore Video Metrix Total U.S. Internet Audience Unique Streamers & Downloaders (000) 122,872 Reach (% of Total U.S. Internet Audience) 70.0% Streams& Downloads Initiated (MM) 7,239 Streams Per Streamer 58.9 Total Minutes (MM) 18,559 Minutes Per Streamer 151.0 Minutes Per Video Stream 2.6 * Note: "Streams" (which includes both streaming and progressive download video) are attributed to the property that provides the stream, including embedded videos viewed on another site.
Google Sites was the top streaming video property in January, as measured by total unique streamers (54.7 million) and total video streams initiated (1.167 billion). The lion's share of video streaming activity at the property occurred via YouTube.com, which accounted for 992 million video streams initiated.
Weekdays from 5-8 P.M. Deliver Highest Relative Consumption of Online Video
comScore also conducted an analysis of U.S. video consumption by daypart, which showed that people were relatively more likely to view video on weekdays than on the weekend. In fact, peak relative viewing occurred between the hours of 5:00-8:00 P.M. on weekdays, when video consumption was 60 percent higher than average. Meanwhile, the highest relative video consumption on weekends occurred between the hours of 7:00-11:00 P.M., when streamers viewed 31 percent more video than average.
"Marketers have a great opportunity to leverage Internet video in conjunction with their traditional TV buy and essentially double their 'primetime' commercial airing hours," said Erin Hunter, executive vice president of comScore. "'Primetime' TV viewing occurs between 8:00 and
Video Consumption Analysis by Daypart January 2007 Source: comScore Video Metrix Daypart Hours Daypart Share as a Percent of Weekly of Total Video Daypart Daypart Time Segments Week Consumption Index* Weekday Total 71.4% 74.7% 105 Monday - Friday, 1:00 A.M. - 7:00 A.M. 17.9% 5.9% 33 Monday - Friday, 7:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M. 8.9% 6.9% 78 Monday - Friday, 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. 20.8% 30.5% 146 Monday - Friday, 5:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. 8.9% 14.3% 160 Monday - Friday, 8:00 P.M. - 11:00 P.M. 8.9% 11.8% 132 Monday - Friday, 11:00 P.M. - 1:00 A.M. 6.0% 5.4% 90 Weekend Total 28.6% 25.3% 88 Saturday - Sunday, 1:00 A.M. - 8:00 A.M. 8.3% 2.8% 34 Saturday - Sunday, 8:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. 6.0% 5.4% 91 Saturday - Sunday, 1:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. 7.1% 8.5% 119 Saturday - Sunday, 7:00P.M. - 11:00 P.M. 4.8% 6.2% 131 Saturday - Sunday, 11:00P.M. - 1:00 A.M. 2.4% 2.3% 96 *Daypart Index = (Daypart Share of Weekly Video Consumption / Daypart Hours as a percent of Total Week) x 100
Note: comScore Video Metrix measures online video content served through all major formats, including: Flash, RealPlayer, Windows Media, QuickTime and DivX. The service, which is based on streaming activity among U.S. Internet users, does not include measurement of digital rights management (DRM) content (which is paid, encrypted content), online videos viewed through peer-to-peer (P2P) applications, or offline viewing of video content.
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