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Watch Time in Datastudio - What metric is it showing exactly ?

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Hi there,

 

As an example - In Datastudio the Watch Time metric shows me "25:00" whilst on YouTube in the Analytics Watch Time is displayed in Minutes and shows me "3,000,000 minutes" for the same time period. 

 

What does the 25:00 mean? It clearly isn't the overall Watch Time as minutes - Is it average watch time on the channel for that time period? Could someone clarify ?

 

Many thanks for your help!

Watch Time in Datastudio - What metric is it showing exactly ?

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Same question. I have a watch time of 22:00 and the video is only 2:00m long and total watch time is 60k

Watch Time in Datastudio - What metric is it showing exactly ?

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i think there is some kind of a bug in watch time metric with time ranges like "last 30 days + today"

because when i choose last month it shows the exact same time as on youtube.com analytics.

 

edit: must be the same yesterday/today problem as on youtube.com itself...

Watch Time in Datastudio - What metric is it showing exactly ?

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Strange - would be great to get a reply from a Google Rep on this as this is a useful metric to include in reports, but when you don't know how it's made up exactly you can't use it.