Teens found to watch YouTube the least

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Teens found to watch YouTube the least

YouTube goes mainstream?

Google has released statistics on the viewing habits of YouTube users - finding that the average age of YouTube fanatics are far different to commonly held expectations.

Google's survey of 3,000+ YouTube users revealed that 14-17 year olds make up 7 percent of the YouTube audience.

The research also found that 18 to 29-year-olds were the generation that watched YouTube videos the most when compared with other generations.

The stats

  • 14-17 = 7 percent
  • 18-29 = 32 percent
  • 30-39 = 20 percent
  • 40-49 = 18 percent
  • 50-59 = 13 percent
  • 60+ = 10 percent

The survey also found that 57 percent of users were working, 19 percent were stay at home, and 15 percent were studying.

Google, which owns YouTube, also talked up the mainstream appeal of the video service - reporting that 61 percent of YouTube users were not tech-savvy, 55 percent were married, 35 percent were single, and 9 percent were divorced.

Users stayed for 1 hour and 9 minutes per week on average, with 79 percent staying longer than they first intended, the company said.

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