Friday, August 10, 2007

GOP Candidates YouTube Stats - 08/10/07 - Dem Comparison

Here are the results after YouTube's final spotlight week highlighted Republican Presidential Candidate Ron Paul. Some surprises down below so brace yourself. Check out last week's charts to see exactly where Paul stood before his week in the spotlight began. A reader requested that I include stats for Democratic candidates, so for this edition only the top three Dems have been added to the general graphs (I have no historical data on the Dems to add them meaningfully to the progress charts).

Paul still tops them all, even the Dems, in all areas except channel views. For some reason Obama has racked up over 11,000,000 channel views in the 11 months he's had a youtube profile. Given Paul's 5-month Youtube age and lack of nightly news mentions during that time, Paul's going stronger than anybody.

And here are the charts. Look to the previous posts for data explanations.



Here are the progress graphs showing actual growth in various user activities for each GOP candidate since May 22.

Channel Views

Cumulative Ratings

Cumulative Comments

Cumulative Views


Ratings Averages

Comments Averages

Views Averages

So what happened to Paul's comments and ratings momentum going into the Spotlight week? I believe his format of posting a different video everyday during the spotlight, instead of leaving just one video up for the duration, has something to do with it. And I have to say that I wasn't too impressed with those 2-3 minute issue-specific clips. He does much better when he can discuss in detail the nuances of his policies, in an interview or speech format. What do you think?

Previous entries:
Aug 2, 2007: GOP Candidates YouTube Stats - 07/29/07 - Launch Pad Edition
July 15, 2007: GOP Candidates YouTube Stats - 07/15/07
July 1, 2007: GOP Candidates YouTube Stats - 07/01/07
June 21, 2007: GOP Candidates YouTube Stats - 06/21/07
June 11, 2007: GOP Candidate YouTube Stats - 06/11/07
June 2, 2007: GOP Candidate YouTube Stats, Charts (Followup)
May 22, 2007: About those Youtube Stats...

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