Internet video is one of the fastest growing entertainment media and among the most popular of all Internet activities. According to recent reports (July 2007, January 2008) from the Pew Internet & American Life Project, 57% of Internet users visit video sharing sites and 20% visit video sharing sites daily. Growth in Internet video consumption is highest among the key demographics of college-bound and educated 18-29-year-olds, 76% of which visit video sites daily. Additional high-growth demographics include women (11% view daily, up from 5% in 2007) and 30-49-year-olds (14% view daily, up from 7% in 2007)
In this report, we present an analysis of viewer engagement with Internet video. Viewer engagement was measured using OTOinsight’s Quantemo™ system. Quantemo™ utilizes a multimodal approach that combines self-report and physiological data to holistically and reliably measure user engagement with digital media like Internet video. Analyzing the results from the various Quantemo™ data sources, we present a series of three insights concerning how users locate, respond to, and engage with Internet video.