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Hulu becomes number four video site in the US

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 23 Mar 2009 23:55 User comments (11)

Hulu becomes number four video site in the US According to the latest data from comScore VideoMetrix, Hulu has jumped up to fourth place among the largest video sites in the US, drawing an audience of 34.7 million for the month of February.
Those users watched a total of 332.5 million video streams, a giant 33 percent increase from January.

In just one month, Hulu surpassed Viacom and Microsoft in viewers and total steams viewed, and is quickly gaining on Yahoo in third place. YouTube (Google) and Fox remained the clear leaders, with 5.3 billion streams and 462.6 million streams respectively.

Since comScore first started measuring Hulu, its unique user base has grown by 410 percent and its overall streams by 277 percent.

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11 user comments

124.3.2009 0:29

I watch shows on hulu all the time, I only with that they would add more content. I love the way they have it set up to watch full length shows and even movies. It is awsome that the comercials only average 30 seconds on hulu, while on a regular tv it can be 4 min.

224.3.2009 0:51

Hulu is friggen lame because it's Americans only, same with the American TV networks with online shows... More reasons to be a pirate.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 24 Mar 2009 @ 0:52

324.3.2009 1:16

I bet I know at least one reason why their growth jumped so much.
Naruto.....
Dattebayo quit doing subtitles for the Naruto series due to the fact that Viz Media started doing their own subtitles and releasing them on Hulu. With an average of 400,000 torrent downloads per episode, one episode a week on Dattebayo, if 25%(guessing here) of the people started watching it on Hulu instead of switching to the other fansub group, that's alot of new viewers.

424.3.2009 7:57

where's dailymotion? are they owned by one of these companies?

524.3.2009 11:04

I don't live in America so I tried watching material on hulu using HotSpot Shield. Sometimes it works well, sometimes it doesn't. Why can't they just cut the crap and offer free streaming for viewers abroad? Is there a reason why they can't serve viewers outside the US?

624.3.2009 12:07

Originally posted by inagasake:
I don't live in America so I tried watching material on hulu using HotSpot Shield. Sometimes it works well, sometimes it doesn't. Why can't they just cut the crap and offer free streaming for viewers abroad? Is there a reason why they can't serve viewers outside the US?
Probably due in part to advertising. They make revenue based on American hits because the advertisers are advertising American based products. Just my opinion.

724.3.2009 18:19

Quote:
Originally posted by inagasake:
I don't live in America so I tried watching material on hulu using HotSpot Shield. Sometimes it works well, sometimes it doesn't. Why can't they just cut the crap and offer free streaming for viewers abroad? Is there a reason why they can't serve viewers outside the US?
Probably due in part to advertising. They make revenue based on American hits because the advertisers are advertising American based products. Just my opinion.
Also probably has to do with more than that. I mean we're just now getting options to legally download movies and tv shows thanks to itunes.

825.3.2009 19:01
kubapolak
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Hulu is great, have been using it for a while now and I never been disappointed!

925.3.2009 21:34

Most of the American companies in their ads probably operate in Canada anyway so I can't see why we shouldn't be allowed to watch their stuff. Hulu should consider getting advertisers from other countries so that they can offer their service outside the US.

102.4.2009 14:10

They will probably climb to number two. I doubt they will surpass Google.

112.4.2009 22:14

Great for the US of A. Absolutely f*cking useless for the rest of us in other countries.

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