With six hours of original televised programming each week, WWE's YouTube channel allows our worldwide fan base to catch up on match highlights, and enjoy original content and series from their favorite WWE Superstars.
The WWE YouTube channel's original content and series allows the WWE Universe to see Superstars and Divas in new ways, and allows WWE to extend evolving storylines to a second medium. This is in addition to the hours of WWE TV episode highlights added to the channel every month.
In addition to original series, WWE on YouTube presents monthly pay-per-view Kickoff shows, live and streaming free. These programs provide free in-ring action, exclusive interviews with WWE Superstars, as well as social interaction around the night's pay-per-view event.
This amazing curated collection of action, comedy, variety and sports-entertainment history has made WWE on YouTube one of the platform's most-subscribed-to, most-viewed sports, entertainment and variety channels, with more than 10 billion video views in the past 12 months alone.
With more than 4.25 billion video views and more than 10.2 billion viewed minutes of video in 2015, WWE is the No. 1 Sports channel on YouTube ahead of the NBA, MLB, NFL, NHL, ESPN and NASCAR.
In addition, WWE on YouTube has more than 12.3 million subscribers, which is more than MLB, NHL, ESPN, NASCAR, MLS and NBC Sports' YouTube channels COMBINED. YouTube honored WWE with its coveted Diamond Play button, as a channel with more than 10 million subscribers earlier this year.
In August 2015, WWE was the most-viewed YouTube channel, with more than 456 million views, topping previous top attractions Buzzfeed, Taylor Swift and The Ellen Show. (Sources: OpenSlate & TubeFilter). This was fueled by original content and highlights from WWE's summer extravaganza, SummerSlam. involving event host Jon Stewart, and star of "Arrow" Stephen Amell. (highlights below).
WWE was the 2nd most viewed YouTube channel in April 2016, with 599 million views, buoyed by our largest event of all-time, WWE WrestleMania 32, and has been consistently a Top 5 most-viewed channel every month for all of 2016.
Also, our video content is highly engaging, as our channel viewers left more than 3.3 million comments on our videos in 2015, with 31.8 million likes and 2 million shares of our videos during the year.