You can use the Realtime report to see estimated views data for the last 25 published videos. For channels, you can also use this report to see the total views for all videos on the channel. Realtime data is estimated and meant to provide general guidance on potential view activity on your videos. Therefore, you might see discrepancies in the data displayed on the video’s watch page as views are validated differently.
This report can give you early insights into the performance of your most recently published videos and might help you change their promotion strategy for the better. You can also see this data in reports for individual videos.
To see your realtime report:
Log in to your YouTube account.
In the top right, select your account > Creator Studio.
In the left menu, click Analytics > Realtime.
You can see two graphs:
Hour-by-hour data: Available for a sliding window of 2 days (“last 48 hours”)
Minute-by-minute data: Available for a sliding window of 1 hour (“last 60 mins”)
Data display and accuracy
Both graphs refer to the local time zone of the viewer as determined by the computer’s setting. Data automatically stays updated on the analytics page, but note that there’s a latency of a few minutes between the occurrence of the view and its display in the report. The “current” hour bar is highlighted to stress that the hour is still incomplete.
How is this helpful?
This would enable us to view how our newly published videos are doing since Youtube’s overview analytics has a 48-hour delay on reporting to give way for an accurate report.
Under this Realtime report, we can monitor not only new videos but older videos that are trending and create an action plan to ff up the current surge in traffic.