The OpenSlate YouTube Report


October 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 10% and average subscriber count by 13.7% in the past six months. Channels in the Top 1000 published an average of 40 videos in October.

From September to October 2015, average monthly views increased by almost 1% to 27MM and average subscribers are up 2.2% to 2.4MM. Of the Top 1000 channels, the Top 100 account for 27% of subscribers, 30% of monthly views and 13% of the videos published.

All data as of October 31, 2015, and monthly from May through October 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 Five Video Topics Teens are Watching on YouTube

Among the most popular video topics for the teenage audience on YouTube (with channel examples) are:


Brand Spotlight: Travel & Tourism

The Top 100 Travel & Tourism brands on YouTube according to OpenSlate's SlateScore have:

  • A total of 73.3MM monthly views and 2.1MM total subscribers.
  • An average of 21K subscribers per channel. The Top 10 Travel & Tourism brands (listed below) have an average of 102K subscribers.
  • Over 733K average monthly views compared to the Top 10 Travel & Tourism brands with over 5MM average monthly views.


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