Prepare to be Gobsmacked by the Latest YouTube Statistics


YouTube is the place the galaxy goes for online videos. Bolstering that are these new usage statistics.

  • More than 300,000 new videos are uploaded every day. On average, that means 80,000 hours and 24TB of data. Every day.
  • The average video runs 15 minutes and is around 86MB in size.
  • The busiest time for uploads is 11am ET.
  • 32% of videos will be taken down within the first 24 hours, either by users or because of content and copyright issues.
  • The most popular category of videos is gaming.
  • 93.5% of all videos are in English.

More highlights can be found at Hypebot. And if you want to dig even deeper, Pexso has some great infographics on the subject here.


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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