The OpenSlate YouTube Report


August 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 8.3% and average subscriber count by 16.8% in the past six months. Channels in the Top 1000 published an average of 36 videos in August.

From July to August 2015, average monthly views dipped 12% to 23.6MM and average subscribers increased 1% to 2.37MM. Of the Top 1000 channels, the Top 100 account for 26.2% of subscribers, 28.7% of monthly views and 15% of the videos published.

All data as of August 31, 2015, and monthly from March through August 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 Sports Channels on YouTube

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

  • A 68.6% concentration in the 18-34 age group.
  • A demographic split of 91.3% male / 8.7% female viewership.
  • An average of 5.6MM monthly views. The Top 10 sports-focused channels have an average of 18.8MM monthly views.


Brand Spotlight: Studios & Films

The Top 100 Studios & Films brands on YouTube according to OpenSlate's SlateScore have:

  • A total of 684MM monthly views and 25MM total subscribers.
  • An average of 252K subscribers per channel. The Top 10 Studios & Films brands (listed below) have an average of almost 1.3MM subscribers.
  • Over 6.8MM average monthly views compared to the Top 10 Studios & Films brands with over 31.7MM average monthly views.


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*All data as of Aug. 31, 2015, via OpenSlate unless otherwise stated. www.openslatestudios.com