One billion views is nice, but you know what’s even nicer? One billion viewers a month. That’s how many monthly unique users YouTube claims in a recent blog post, a titanic number that asserts the platform’s dominance within the online video world.

It’s an incredible figure, one that speaks to the worldwide power of YouTube. After all, the latest Comscore report claimed just 150 million US uniques for Google sites, meaning that 850 million users are international. Google can thank cell phones for connecting its video platform to the entire world, and it should dedicate this milestone to mobile devices.

If you do find YouTube’s billion visitors to be a remarkable figure, YouTube has plenty of stats that will wow you:

  • Nearly one out of every two people on the Internet visits YouTube.
  • Our monthly viewership is the equivalent of roughly ten Super Bowl audiences.
  • If YouTube were a country, we’d be the third largest in the world after China and India.
  • PSY and Madonna would have to repeat their Madison Square Garden performance in front of a packed house 200,000 more times. That’s a lot of Gangnam Style!

I’m no math major, but either Madonna and PSY didn’t play before a packed house (the Garden sits close to 20,000) or they would actually only need to have 50,000 repeat performances. Still, it’s an amazing figure, even if you shave off 150,000 renditions of ‘Gangnam Style’. Congrats, YouTube, and we’ll see soon you at two billion. Chop chop!

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