Playlists in YouTube Analytics
A playlist on YouTube is a collection of videos that you can create with your uploads and other channel’s videos. YouTube Analytics shows you how the public playlists you created are performing. Learn more about playlists on YouTube.
See Playlist data in reports
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- Sign in to your Google Account.
- In the top right, select your profile picture Creator Studio.
- Select Analytics Choose the report you want to view and choose one of the ways below to view playlist data.
Signed in as content owner
To display playlist metrics, select Playlists from the drop-down menu.
You'll see a new "Playlist" dimension above the table in the Watch time report and Audience retention report, which lets you see your top playlists. The other dimensions in the table show different breakdowns of your playlist performance.
Signed in as channel
To display playlist metrics, click on the Playlist button below the content search box. You can toggle back to Uploads metrics, which will show you the data for all of your videos.
You'll see a new "Playlist" dimension above the table in the Watch time report and Audience retention report, which lets you see your top playlists.
The following metrics are available to assess the performance of a playlist. You can add these through the Compare metric drop-down menu.
- Views: Video views in the context of a playlist.
- Watch time: Total playlist watch time of your video(s) from your audience.
- Average view duration: Average time watched per video view for the selected content, date range and region.
- Playlist starts (web only): The number of times viewers initiated playback of a playlist.
- Average time in playlist (web only): Average time watched after a playlist start.
- Views per playlist start (web only): Average number of video views after a playlist was initiated.
Playlist reports FAQWhy don't I have the option to select Playlist reports?
To see data for playlists, one of your playlists must have been viewed at least once since February 1, 2014.
YouTube Analytics only shows data for playlists that got views in the selected time period and are public. If you want to track the performance of your private or unlisted playlists, please update their privacy settings.
No, this report shows data regardless of the ownership of the videos; this is a reason we can’t give earnings data. You can see which channel a video belongs to when hovering over the video title.
The video would still show as part of the playlist in the reports if it was part of the playlist during the selected time period.
Playlists can be edited at any time. This means you may see data in the report for videos that are no longer on the playlist. If videos on the playlist haven’t gotten views, you won’t see them in the report yet.
No, you can still see data for playlists without having uploaded your own videos.
When selecting to “Play all” videos from a channel section, the playlist is shown with the section title.
Yes, you have the option to create groups based on your playlists. Simply select “Create playlist groups” in the Groups drop-down menu.