The Real Difference Between YouTube & Hulu

TVWeek’s Daisy Whitney writes about the differing content on video sites YouTube and Hulu:

While music videos, movie trailers and user-created clips and shows remain the most popular categories on YouTube, Hulu is amassing an audience for TV shows and films.

According to the site’s own most-viewed tab for the week ending Dec. 30, the most popular TV shows on Hulu were “Family Guy,” “American Dad,” “Saturday Night Live,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “Arrested Development” and “The Office.” None of those shows are top-rated series on-air; “Arrested Development” isn’t even on network TV anymore.

As for the numbers, Whitney reports that in November, YouTube delivered 5.6 billion streams to nearly 85 million unique visitors. Hulu served about 221 million streams to about 7.5 million unique visitors.

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