The OpenSlate YouTube Report

April 2015

OpenSlate is the leading source of data about content on YouTube and its value to brand advertisers. The OpenSlate YouTube Report, distributed monthly, reveals quantitative insights about the most valuable real estate on the platform as well as demographic information by genre and insights about the performance of content published by marketers.

The Top 1000 Channels on YouTube

The Top 1000 channels have increased their average monthly views by 15.2% and average subscriber count by 12% in the past six months. Channels in the Top 1000 published an average of 53 videos in April.

From March to April 2015, average monthly views declined less than 1% to 21.6MM and average subscribers are stable at 2MM. Of the Top 1000 channels, the Top 100 account for 26.1% of subscribers, 30.5% of views and 17.6% of the videos published.


All data as of April 30, 2015, and monthly from December 2014 through May 2015, via OpenSlate. The Top 1000 channels were determined by OpenSlate's proprietary SlateScore quality metric. For more information on OpenSlate and our scores, click here.

The Top 100 Comedy Channels on YouTube

The Top 100 comedy and humor-focused channels on YouTube according to OpenSlate’s SlateScore have:

  • A 68% concentration in the 18-34 age group.
  • A demographic split of 72% male / 28% female viewership.
  • An average of 6.1MM monthly views. The Top 10 comedy and humor-focused channels have an average of 35.4MM monthly views.


Brand Spotlight: Sports Teams & Organizations

The Top 100 Sports Teams & Organizations brands on YouTube according to OpenSlate's SlateScore have:

  • A total of 454MM monthly views and 25MM total subscribers.
  • An average of 249K subscribers per channel. The Top 10 Sports brands (listed below) have an average of almost 1.8MM subscribers.
  • Over 4.5MM average monthly views compared to the Top 10 Sports brands with over 37MM average monthly views.
Channel SlateScore Subscribers Monthly Views
WWEFanNation (US) 854 5,964,155 257,055,870
NBA (US) 846 6,196,005 61,032,660
UFC (US) 799 2,003,401 22,304,910
realmadridcf (ES) 732 1,732,959 3,750,690
NHLVideo (US) 693 558,855 13,897,740
NFL (US) 664 183,831 5,063,910
mcfcofficial (GB) 660 382,651 2,547,180
chelseafc (GB) 651 420,202 1,093,590
juventus (IT) 646 420,202 1,093,590
mls (US) 629 190,861 2,254,320

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*All data as of April 30, 2015, via OpenSlate unless otherwise stated.