The forecast: YouTube viewers are pivoting to TV screens as their method of choice for watching content, a trend that experienced significant growth before and during the height of the pandemic. We estimate that 113.1 million US YouTube viewers, 52.8% of total viewers, watched the platform's content on connected TV (CTV) devices in 2020. Those numbers will increase to 130.8 million and 57.7% by 2022.
Looking ahead: Over 60% of US YouTube viewers (140.1 million viewers) will watch the platform's content on CTVs by 2024.
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