YouTube Stats: Everything You Need to Know In 2024!

Written by Adam Hayes

Approx reading time:

Last checked for accuracy on 31st May 2024

YouTube user stats

How many YouTube channels are there?

There are more than 114 million active YouTube channels, with over 10,000 partners using Content ID – which includes broadcasters, movie studios, record labels and more.

How many users does YouTube have?

YouTube has around 2.6 billion monthly active users, in over 100 countries.

How many people use YouTube?

YouTube has approximately 122 million daily active users, based all over the world.

How many YouTube channels can I have?

You can create up to 100 channels with one single YouTube account.

How many YouTube channels have 100k subscribers?

Around 321,000 channels have 100,000 subscribers or more.

In which countries is YouTube used?

YouTube is used all over the world, with content in over 80 languages. However, the site is banned in five countries – China, North Korea, Iran, Eritrea and Turkmenistan.

How long do people spend on YouTube?

Visitors spend an average of 19 minutes per day on YouTube.

Is YouTube the world’s most visited website?

YouTube is the world’s second most visited website, right behind Google, according to research conducted by SEMrush.

How much video is consumed on YouTube per minute?

An average of 694,000 hours of video are streamed by YouTuber users each and every minute. This is even higher than Netflix, whose users stream 452,000 hours per minute.

How many YouTube users access the site on mobile?

As of November 2022, mobile users make up 89.5% of worldwide visits to YouTube, compared to just 10.5% on desktop. 

What is the most popular type of video on YouTube?

Music videos are the most popular type of video on YouTube, with ‘song,’ ‘songs’, ‘music’ and ‘karaoke’ all among the top 20 search queries. 

How many people watch YouTube Shorts?

YouTube Shorts attract more than 30 billion daily views, having grown quickly since introduction in 2020.

YouTube upload stats

How many videos are uploaded to YouTube every minute?

An average of 2,500 new videos are uploaded to YouTube every minute, amounting to 183 hours of video content, with an average video length of 4.4 minutes.

How many videos are uploaded to YouTube every hour?

On average, more than 150,0000 new videos are uploaded to YouTube every minute, adding up to around 330,000 hours of video content based on an average video length of 4.4 minutes.

How many videos are uploaded to YouTube every day?

Around 3.7m new videos are uploaded to YouTube every day – that’s around 271,330 hours of video content based on an average length of 4.4 minutes.

How many YouTube videos are there?

There are at least 800 million videos on YouTube and quite possibly many more than this. It’s actually hard to quantify exactly how much video is on YouTube in total, since more content is being uploaded constantly. 

How long would it take to watch every YouTube video?

If we assume there are 800 million videos on YouTube, with an average length of 11.7 minutes it would take 9.36 billion minutes to watch it all. That’s 156 million hours, 6.5 million days, or 17,810 years of consecutive video watching. And that’s assuming everyone stopped uploading new videos in the mean time!

Miscellaneous YouTube stats

How many YouTube videos have I watched? 

You can find out exactly how much time you’ve spent watching YouTube videos. To do this:

  1. Sign in to YouTube.
  2. Tap your profile picture in the top right.
  3. Tap ‘Time watched.’

Which YouTube video has the most views?

The most viewed video on YouTube is ‘Baby Shark Dance’ with over 14.5 billion views. Since it was uploaded in June 2016, it’s clocked up an average of just a shade under 5 million views per DAY.

How do people use YouTube?

According to SEMRush…

  • 82% of people use YouTube as a source of entertainment
  • 18% use it to specifically to follow brands and companies
  • 7% use YouTube as a way to strengthen their professional work. 
  • 37% of viewers ages 30 to 49 use YouTube as a news source.

Which YouTube channel has most subscribers?

  1. T-Series (266m)
  2. MrBeast (263m)
  3. YouTube Movies (181m)
  4. Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes (176m)
  5. SET India. (173m)

YouTube monetisation stats

How many YouTube views do you need to make money?

Based on industry averages, you probably need about 500,000 views to earn $1,000 from ads. The cost per thousand (CPM) works out to be $2 per 1,000 impressions.

How many YouTube subscribers do you need to start monetising?

You need to have at least 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 watch hours over the past year before you can monetise your YouTube content. Once you reach those thresholds, you can apply for YouTube Partner Program which allows you to start monetizing your channels through ads.

How much does YouTube pay?

A good average amount to expect is around $0.18 a view, according to Influencer Marketing Hub. That would mean, on average, you could expect to receive $18 per 1,000 ad views.

How much does YouTube pay for 1 million views?

You can expect to be paid between $2,000 and $3,000 in ad revenue for 1 million YouTube views. (Review42.) 

Do YouTube pay monthly?

Yes, YouTube pays monthly. Your earnings for the previous month get added to your YouTube payment account balance in AdSense any time between the 7th and 12th of the following month. 

How many YouTube views do I need to make $5,000 per month?

You’d need to gather around 2 million views each month, in order to earn $5,000 per month in YouTube ad revenue, based on widely reported averages, 

YouTuber stats

How much do YouTubers earn?

According to BusinessInsider, a study of six YouTubers revealed income of between $2 and $12 per 1,000 views.

Who is the richest YouTuber?

According to Forbes, Mr Beast is the highest paid YouTuber with a $54m payout last year. He beat out Jake Paul ($45m), Markiplier ($38m) Rhett and Link ($30m) and Unspeakable ($28.5m)

Who was the first YouTuber?

The first YouTuber was Jawed Karim who was also a founder of YouTube. He uploaded the first ever video on April 23rd, 2005 – it was titled Me at the Zoo and has attracted 227m views.

How many YouTubers are there in the world?

It depends what you mean by ‘YouTuber!’ There are 51 million channels on YouTube, but only 38 million of those are considered ‘active.’ If monetisation is part of your definition, then around 2 million creators are signed up to YouTube’s Partner Program through which videos collect ad revenue.

Written by <a href="" target="_self">Adam Hayes</a>

Written by Adam Hayes

Adam is Head of Content at Wyzowl. Leading a talented, fearless team of writers, Adam's passions include video, growth marketing, brand storytelling and referring to himself in the third person.
Attract Book

How to attract your audience with video

In a noisy, easily-distracted world, successful brands need to grab attention, share information, and generate enough interest and excitement so that their audience can’t wait to find out more. In this book we explain how to use video as a tool to reach, engage and attract your audience at the perfect time.

  • Hidden
  • Hidden
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.