YouTube | Views Standard Dataset

Below are the measures and dimensions Alight Analytics considers standard for YouTube - Views dataset. There is a three day lag on YouTube and data is pulled for that third day.

This dataset can be automatically activated without a ticket through Dataset Activation.

Field Name

Type Description

Report Date

Date The date the activity occurred.
Video Title Dimension Name of the video
Views Whole Number The number of times a video is viewed
Comments Whole Number Number of comments on a video.
Likes Whole Number Number of ‘Likes’ a video received.
Dislikes Whole Number Number of ‘Dislikes’ a video received.
Videos Added to Playlists Whole Number Number of videos added to a personal playlist.
Videos Removed from Playlists Whole Number Number of videos removed from a personal playlist.
Shares Whole Number Number of times a video was shared. 
Estimated Minutes Watched Decimal Fraction Estimated number of minutes a video was watched.
Average View Duration Decimal Fraction Average amount of time spent watching a video.
Average View Percentage Decimal Fraction Average view percentage of a video.
Video ID Dimension The ID of a YouTube video
Insert Date Dimension Internal use: when the row was inserted in the table
ChannelMix Profile Dimension When needed, distinguishes between accounts – Contents defined by Alight.



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