Study Finds YouTube Is No. 1 Destination for TV Shows. Wait, Really?

About 38% of 2,400 consumers surveyed claimed they visit YouTube for TV shows, versus Netflix at 33%, Hulu at 17% and Amazon Prime Instant Video at 14%, according to research firm Frank N. Magid Associates. […] In the U.S., YouTube offers multiple TV shows for purchase as a la carte episodes or full seasons. Top sellers include episodes of FX’s “Sons of Anarchy,” HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” AMC’s “The Walking Dead” and CW’s “The Vampire Diaries.” But it’s difficult to imagine that this is a huge draw for the videosite, whose biggest traffic generators are free clips. Meanwhile, rather than focusing on licensing TV shows or movies, YouTube wants to fund new projects from its top creators. – Todd Spangler,Variety
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