Our watchful gaze over the web has recently led us to conduct some research on some Youtube statistics. As the leading example of a video sharing site, we have been intrigued by the nature of Youtube video distribution and the viewing patterns of its millions of users for a long time. We endeavoured to look into how many views Youtube videos get, including how many views the average video receives in its first month on the site.
We can decipher that a huge majority of Youtube videos receive a seemingly low number of views, yet a minority (around 1%) can reach figures of up to 500,000 in their first month. There are some interesting results that will hopefully spark some discussion and further study that could potentially lead us towards making some concrete conclusions and pattern observations from these aggregations.
Check out our paper on Youtube monthly statistics.