Nielsen: ESPN scores big in June with World Cup online streaming

New Nielsen data says online video streaming in June increased a modest 1.3 percent from a year ago, with more than 10.2 billion videos streamed by some 136.2 million viewers. The tracking company's figures showed a slight drop in the number of streams per viewer, -0.3 percent to 74.9 streams, but a 3.1 percent increase in the amount of time viewers spent watching video last month, to nearly 195 minutes.

As usual, YouTube topped the viewing rankings, streaming 5.8 billion videos last month, a 9.8 percent increase over the previous month. Hulu, meanwhile, saw its month-over-month numbers drop 26.4 percent to 598 million streams. The big winner for the month was ESPN which--driven by the World Cup--saw it's monthly numbers pop 61.7 percent, to 146 million video streams.

ESPN also saw its unique viewer numbers jump, again due to World Cup fever, by more than 50 percent to 8.5 million viewers. The leader? YouTube, of course, with 101.1 million viewers.

comScore came out with June figures recently as well.

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