The OpenSlate YouTube Report


September 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 24% and average subscriber count by 14.3% in the past six months. Channels in the Top 1000 published an average of 37 videos in September.

From August to September 2015, average monthly views decreased by 12% to 26.7MM and average subscribers stayed around 2.3MM. Of the Top 1000 channels, the Top 100 account for 25.6% of subscribers, 28.5% of monthly views and 13.4% of the videos published.

All data as of September 30, 2015, and monthly from April through September 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 Men 35-44 are Watching on YouTube

Among the most popular video topics for men ages 35-44 on YouTube (with channel examples) are:


Brand Spotlight: Newspapers & Magazines

The Top 100 Newspapers & Magazines brands on YouTube according to OpenSlate's SlateScore have:

  • A total of 188MM monthly views and 15MM total subscribers.
  • An average of 159K subscribers per channel. The Top 10 Newspapers & Magazines brands (listed below) have an average of 908K subscribers.
  • Over 1.8MM average monthly views compared to the Top 10 Newspapers & Magazines brands with over 9MM average monthly views.


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*All data as of Sept. 30, 2015, via OpenSlate unless otherwise stated. www.openslatestudios.com