In Australia, Men Watch Twice the Amount of Online Video as Women

Australians Watched Nearly 3 Hours of Online Video per Viewer at YouTube.com in October

Dec 05, 2010, 22:23 ET from comScore, Inc.

SYDNEY, Dec. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- comScore, Inc. (Nasdaq: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released its October 2010 rankings of the top video properties in Australia based on data from its comScore Video Metrix service. The report found that nearly 80 percent of Australia's Internet population viewed video online in October, with an average viewer watching nearly 8 hours of video during the month. The report also revealed that male online video viewers in Australia spend nearly double the amount of time viewing video compared to women.

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"Online video has become an important part of how Australians consume content on the Web," said Amy Weinberger, comScore vice president for Australia and New Zealand. "Understanding the demographic characteristics of online video viewers and how they engage with content is vital information for advertisers and publishers seeking to capitalize on this platform."

Google Sites Account for More than Half of Online Video Market

In October, Internet users in Australia watched a total of 961 million online videos, with Google Sites ranking as the top video property with 503 million videos viewed, representing 52.4 percent market share. YouTube.com accounted for more than 99 percent of all videos viewed at the Google property. Microsoft Sites ranked second with 33.2 million videos (3.5 percent market share), followed by Facebook.com with 13.5 million videos viewed (1.4 percent market share).

Top Video Properties Based on Total Videos Viewed*

October 2010

Total Audience Australia, Age 15+ - Home & Work Locations

Source: comScore Video Metrix

Videos

(000)

Share of

Videos

Viewed

Total Internet : Total Audience

961,172

100.0%

Google Sites

503,367

52.4%

Microsoft Sites

33,208

3.5%

Facebook.com

13,486

1.4%

VEVO

8,227

0.9%

Viacom Digital

6,898

0.7%

Dailymotion.com

6,731

0.7%

Yahoo! Sites

5,510

0.6%

Livestream.com

3,372

0.4%

Australian Broadcasting Corp.

3,370

0.4%

MCM Entertainment

3,163

0.3%

*Rankings based on video content sites; excludes video server networks.

Online video includes both streaming and progressive download video.

Average Viewer Watched Nearly 8 Hours of Online Video in October

In Australia, 10.3 million unique viewers consumed online video content during the month, averaging nearly 8 hours per viewer. Google Sites attracted the largest audience with 8.3 million video viewers, followed by Microsoft Sites with 3.2 million viewers and Facebook.com with 2.7 million viewers. Viewers at Google Sites averaged nearly 3 hours watching video, with viewership at Dailymotion.com (1.2 hours per viewer) and VEVO (42 minutes per viewer) also showing strong viewer engagement.

Top Video Properties Based on Total Unique Viewers*

October 2010

Total Audience Australia, Age 15+ - Home & Work Locations

Source: comScore Video Metrix

Total

Unique

Viewers

(000)

Minutes

per Viewer

Total Internet : Total Audience

10,325

464.6

Google Sites

8,259

177.3

Microsoft Sites

3,159

33.3

Facebook.com

2,683

20.3

VEVO

1,623

42.1

Viacom Digital

1,601

28.7

Yahoo! Sites

1,128

10.6

Dailymotion.com

822

72.5

Break Media Network

679

34.6

Metacafe

674

20.1

CollegeHumor Media

624

16.2

*Rankings based on video content sites; excludes video server

networks. Online video includes both streaming and progressive

download video.

Men Spend Double the Amount of Time Watching Online Video

A demographic analysis of video viewers in Australia revealed that although males and females comprise nearly an equal percentage of overall video viewers, males spend a significantly longer amount of time viewing online video than females. On average, males watched just over 10 hours of online video in October, while females averaged 5.2 hours. Males also consumed a higher number of videos on average at 113 videos per viewer, compared to females at 72 videos per viewer.

For both males and females, the 15-24 and 25-34 age segments were the most-engaged demographic groups. The 15-24 age segment for both genders was responsible for consuming the most videos on average (155 videos per viewer for males, 89 videos per viewer for females), while the 25-34 year-old segment spent the most time viewing video (nearly 13 hours for males, 6.8 hours for females).

Demographic Profile of Online Video Viewers

October 2010

Total Audience Australia, Age 15+  Home & Work Locations

Source: comScore Video Metrix

Total Internet

%

Composition

Unique

Viewers

Videos per

Viewer

Hours per

Viewer

Total Audience

100.0

93.1

7.7

All Males (Age 15+)

51.1

113.2

10.1

   Males: 15-24

11.8

155.3

12.9

   Males: 25-34

11.3

131.3

12.9

   Males: 35-44

10.4

102.8

10.0

   Males: 45-54

8.6

85.1

7.2

   Males: 55+

9.1

74.3

6.2

All Females (Age 15+)

48.9

72.1

5.2

   Females: 15-24

10.8

89.3

6.6

   Females: 25-34

10.2

82.2

6.8

   Females: 35-44

10.0

63.5

4.5

   Females: 45-54

8.5

57.1

4.2

   Females: 55+

9.2

63.8

3.6

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