Online video ads bested their March record of 13.2 billion views by about 70 million or so views in April, according to the latest Video Metrix data from comScore. The increase wasn’t related to frequency of ads served to the average viewer, which remained relatively steady at roughly 82. Instead, video ads reached at greater percentage of the US population, up about a point to 53%. During the month, video ads accounted for 25.5% of all online videos viewed, and 2.3% of all minutes spent viewing online video, both up slightly from March.
Overall, 84.7% of online Americans (181.9 million) watched 38.8 billion online content videos in April. The duration of the average content video was 5.6 minutes, with the average online video ad lasting 24 seconds. Both of those remained unchanged from the previous month.
Google keeps setting its own records, serving more than 2.4 billion ads in April, up from its previous high of more than 2.3 billion in March, which in turn had bested February’s high. BrightRoll (2.2 billion) wasn’t far behind, as 6 properties in total exceeded the 1 billion mark.
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