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2015 Youtube Views

Discussion in 'Formula SimRacing' started by David O'Reilly, Apr 20, 2015.

  1. David O'Reilly

    David O'Reilly
    A bad quali means I can go forwards in the race.

    I thought it might be nice to track the Youtube Views stats from time to time as a little barometer of public interest.
    I will ocasionally put them here.

    Bear in mind that the 2014 videos have had a year to get views and the 2015 ones are increasing daily by up to 250-300 views so its just a snapshot as at 19th April.

    Round 1 Total 2014, 8,836 Total 2015 9,218 Variance +4.323% Individual Variance WC-24.996, Ace
    +86.500%, Pro + 30.632%
    Round 2 Total 2014 5637 Total 2015 6124 Variance +8.639% WC -22.908 Ace +105.473%, Pro +29.073%

    Generally positive.
    Massive increase in Ace of 90%
    Significant Increase in pro of 30%
    WC down 22% but views are increasing daily so will prob hit 2014 levels within 10 days.
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  2. that is good stats...I thought there was someone to do highlights......just saying...
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  3. I think more relevant stat is the live peak viewcount. Because these accumulated views is a lot of "accidental" views I think. Most those views basically come from someone seeing our video in the YouTube "suggested video" box, which behaves somewhat random. This explains for example why Monaco 2010 highlights has 45k views, no FSR video is even near that.

    Also most of those accumulated viewers just watch for a few seconds or minute before closing it, I've seen the stats. The live peak viewcount is more accurate about the dedicated viewers that really follow us. It has been around same as last year so far.
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  4. Just to add more stats to this for the Live Broadcasts:-

    Total Viewing Time (2015 - 2014)
    Round 1
    ACE 22.14% Increase
    PRO 27.1% Increase
    WC 15.6% Increase

    Round 2
    ACE 22.49% Increase
    PRO 10.34% Increase
    WC 16.63% Decrease

    Peak Views (2015 - 2014)

    Round 1
    ACE 20.39% Increase
    PRO 27.13% Increase
    WC 36.17% Increase

    Round 2
    ACE 45.45% Increase
    PRO 2.7% Increase
    WC 15.49% Decrease
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  5. Yeah, those are more descriptive stats I think.
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  6. David O'Reilly

    David O'Reilly
    A bad quali means I can go forwards in the race.

    I accept the points made regarding live views. However I will continue to monitor these stats as the random short views are possibly just as prevalent in the 2014 numbers.

    Across the 3 rounds we see the viewing averages as
    Total Views +24%
    WC -8%
    Ace + 102%
    Pro + 57%

    2015 Round 1 Melb (all Leagues) has now exceeded 10,000 views. (2014 was 8836 and the highest of all rounds in 2014. People must like Melb. I always found the people a bit conservative and the weather a bit changeable).
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  7. David O'Reilly

    David O'Reilly
    A bad quali means I can go forwards in the race.

    Total views to round 6, 40,583. Increase of 34.5%

    Biggest round for total number of views. Melbourne.2014 = 8,836 2015 =12,129 37% increase.

    Average Views per series:
    WC 2014 3116 2015 3327 6.7% increase.
    Ace2014 1176 2015 1789 52% increase
    Pro 2014 1076 2015 1648 53% increase
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  8. The stats are good but the question is - why FSR is not YT parthner?
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  9. In quick google search I found that a typical € per 1k views is around 2. So if we get 100k views in a season, that's 200€, which is something. Also quick 2 min race highlights that would get spread out in social networks would get more views. But I'm sure this had to be discussed somewhere behind the scenes already? I missed any discussions on that...
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  10. David O'Reilly

    David O'Reilly
    A bad quali means I can go forwards in the race.

    Ill highlight these questions to the media department gents.
  11. Maybe for WC kweekel and i can do 18+ commentary? :p
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  12. But than all commentators should be 18+ too or not? :-P
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