Deadline’s YouTube Channel Rankings

Once again the universe of Google-funded YouTube channels stood in the shadow of Red Bull and the record-setting views for its October 14 webcast of skydiver Felix Baumgartner’s supersonic 120,000-foot freefall. The channel had 70.1M views in our tally for the week that ended October 17. That’s three times more than it had the previous week, when it had unusually high results for Baumgartner’s originally scheduled jump that was aborted due to high winds. This time Red Bull accounted for more than 49% of the 142.3M weekly views on the channels that we monitor while the top 10 channels accounted for 75%. Things were relatively steady within that group; a few shifts in rank but no changes among the names there. (more…)

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