The OpenSlate YouTube Report


March 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 decreased in average monthly views by 2% but increased their average subscriber count by 13% in the past six months. Since March 2015, the Top 1000 channels have grown their average monthly views 21% and average subscribers 34.2%.

Channels in the Top 1000 published an average of 39 videos in March.

From February to March 2016, average monthly views have decreased by 7.7% to 26.5MM with average subscribers up 2.6% to 2.7MM. Of the Top 1000 channels, the Top 100 account for 25.8% of subscribers, 27.3% of monthly views and 15% of the videos published.

All data as of March 30, 2016, monthly from February through March 2016 and yearly from 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 Comics & Animation Channels on YouTube

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

  • A 66.7% concentration in the 18-34 age group.
  • A demographic split of 75% male / 25% female viewership.
  • An average subscriber count of over 696K. The Top 10 comics & animation-focused channels have an average subscriber count of 1.9MM.
  • An average of 21.8K monthly views. The Top 10 comics & animation-focused channels have an average of 14.5MM monthly views.


Brand Spotlight: Top Subscriber Growth in Technology Industry

The Top 100 Technology brands on YouTube according to subscriber growth have:

  • An average subscriber growth of 6.5%. The Top 10 Technology brands had a subscriber growth of 24.5% on average in March.
  • A total of 286MM monthly views and 14MM total subscribers.
  • An average of 140K subscribers per channel. The Top 10 Technology brands (listed below) have an average of 75.4K subscribers.
  • Over 2.8M average monthly views compared to the Top 10 Technology brands with over 4.4MM average monthly views.


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