About This Statistic
The statistic presents the most visited websites in the United States in April 2013, sorted by user engagement. During that month, visitors spent a monthly average of eight hours and five minutes on Facebook. YouTube was ranked second with two hours and thirteen minutes of user engagement.
YouTube in the U.S. – additional information
Established by former PayPal employees, in California in 2005, YouTube allows individuals and organizations worldwide to upload, view, share and comment on videos. Media corporations including CNN, BBC and Warner Bros. have all uploaded videos onto the platform as a way of increasing audiences and brand awareness. The most popular YouTube partner channels in the U.S. were ranked by user engagement in minutes per viewer in March 2014. Maker Studios, a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, attracted visitors who spent on average 57 minutes watching video content on their channel in the time period, more than any other partner channel.
Music videos, whether official or unofficial, are one of the many categories available on YouTube. In a survey which took place in January and February 2014, American YouTube users who use the platform to watch or listen to music were reviewed. During the survey it was found that 60 percent of the population aged between 12 and 24 had used YouTube to watch and listen to music videos.