The OpenSlate YouTube Report

February 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 views by 37% and average subscriber count by 15% in the past six months. Channels in the Top 1000 published an average of 54 videos in February.

From January to February 2015, average monthly views rose 3% to 21.5MM and subscribers are up 2% to 1.9MM. Of the Top 1000 channels, the Top 100 account for 26.8% of subscribers, 33.8% of views and 35.9% of comments.


All data as of February 28th, 2015, and monthly from December 2014 through February 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 Beauty & Style Channels on YouTube

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

  • A 66.8% concentration in the 18-34 age group.
  • A demographic split of 84.9% female / 15.1% male viewership.
  • An average of 5.8MM monthly views. The Top 10 beauty-focused channels have an average of 17.6MM monthly views.


Brand Spotlight: Consumer Goods

The Top 100 Consumer Goods brands on YouTube according to OpenSlate's SlateScore have:

  • A total of 211MM monthly views and 7.4MM total subscribers.
  • An average of 75K subscribers per channel. The Top 10 Consumer Goods brands (below) have an average of almost 492K subscribers.
  • Over 2.1MM average monthly views compared to the Top 10 Consumer Goods brands with over 12.3MM average monthly views.
Channel SlateScore Subscribers Monthly Views
LEGO (DK) 701 621,809 93,457,230
LuxyHair (GB) 671 2,240,180 5,813,820
Love Zumba (US) 603 349,387 2,163,510
OldSpice (US) 598 455,098 7,168,560
CoverGirl (US) 586 91,646 2,051,700
Dove (US) 585 59,002 5,305,080
Real Techniques (US) 579 166,171 416,580
L'Oreal Paris (ES) 570 125,589 1,495,560
Blendtec (US) 569 777,042 2,200,980
AXE (US) 568 37,964 2,939,370

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*All data as of Feb. 28, 2015, via OpenSlate unless otherwise stated.