The OpenSlate YouTube Report


April 2016

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 3.6% but increased their average subscriber count by 17.8% in the past six months. Since April 2015, the Top 1000 channels have grown their average monthly views 30% and average subscribers 37.7%.

Channels in the Top 1000 published an average of 38 videos in April.

From March to April 2016, average monthly views have increased by 5.4% to 28MM with average subscribers up 4% to 2.8MM. Of the Top 1000 channels, the Top 100 account for 26.1% of subscribers, 28.3% of monthly views and 15% of the videos published.


The Top 100 Home & Garden Channels on YouTube

The Top 100 home & garden-focused channels on YouTube according to OpenSlate's SlateScore have:

  • A 27.2% concentration in the 18-34 age group.
  • A demographic split of 71.6% male / 28.4% female viewership.
  • An average subscriber count of over 161K. The Top 10 home & garden-focused channels have an average subscriber count of 468K.
  • An average of 1.2MM monthly views. The Top 10 home & garden-focused channels have an average of 5MM monthly views.


Brand Spotlight: Top Subscriber Growth in the Sports Teams & Organizations Industry

The Top 100 Sports Teams & Organizations brands on YouTube according to subscriber growth have:

  • An average subscriber growth of 3%. The Top 10 Sports Teams & Organizations brands had a subscriber growth of 7% on average in April.
  • A total of 813MM monthly views and 34MM total subscribers.
  • An average of 344K subscribers per channel. The Top 10 Sports Teams & Organizations brands (listed below) have an average of 66.5K subscribers.
  • Over 8.1M average monthly views compared to the Top 10 Sports Teams & Organizations brands with over 1MM average monthly views.


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*All data as of April 30, 2016, via OpenSlate unless otherwise stated. www.openslatestudios.com