YouTube users across the U.S. and 64 countries in Africa and Asia watched a total of 231 million video streams of Olympics coverage; 72 million of these views came from the IOC’s Official Olympic Channel on YouTube.
At peak, YouTube delivered video for more than half a million livestreams at the same time, according to the YouTube blog.
In the U.S., YouTube powered the online coverage for NBCOlympics.com, delivering more than 159 million total streams. For videos viewed through NBC’s native apps, an impressive 37% of views came from mobile devices.
The U.S. Olympic Committee YouTube Channel shared behind the scenes video with more than 6.75 million views, although most of these fews came from a few select videos, according to TechCrunch.
Were you watching the Olympics on television, YouTube, or checking results via mobile app?