Monogamy with Network Web Sites, Playing The Field with User-Gen
February 15, 2008 10:19 AM
As you head off into the long weekend to ski or ponder the meaning of the presidency or just to curl up with a bowl of popcorn and an iPod three nights in a row, here are some online video numbers to chew on.
Nielsen Online is now measuring actual video streams across the Internet with its VideoCensus product and found that viewers are often exclusive when it comes to network Web sites, but they like to play the field with their user-generated sites.
Take a look at this chart, which shows the percent of viewer overlap with network Web sites. For example, only 24% of viewers at NBC.com also viewed content on ABC.com.
|Network TV Site||ABC.com||NBC.com||CBS Television||FOX Broadcasting|
But now look at the cross-over viewership of popular user-generated sites with YouTube.
|CGM Web Site||Viewer Overlap with YouTube|
Nielsen also found that 116.7 million unique viewers, or 73 percent of active
Web users, watched about 6.2 billion video streams in December 2007.