Trump-Related Videos Have Grown Saturday Night Live’s YouTube Channel by 48%

Trump-Related Videos Have Grown Saturday Night Live’s YouTube Channel by 48%

The political climate in the United States over the past year has been tumultuous, to say the least. While the current political state may infuriate some and delight others, it certainly helped NBC’s Saturday Night Live brand skyrocket the success of its YouTube channel. In fact, SNL’s Trump and political skits have contributed to the brand’s whopping 48% subscriber growth on its channel. And these numbers don’t even brush the surface of the amount of views and engagements SNL political content has received. SNL Video Content: A Hit with Viewers While SNL’s YouTube channel may have grown 48% in just seven months, the platform’s content has been driving an enormous amount of views and engagements since at least February 2016. Out of the top ten most-watched videos uploaded by SNL to its YouTube channel over the last year, six have been directly related to Trump and/or his administration. That recent clip received a total of almost 25 million views, with 20.9 million of those coming within the first week of the video going live. That video pulled in a total of 19.3 million video views and a 30-day engagement rate of 1.8x. Overall, only two videos on SNL’s YouTube over the past year haven’t addressed, mocked, or alluded to Trump and his presidency. It’s a given SNL will continue to take jabs against Trump during his entire presidency across all their digital outlets, but it will be interesting to see how the brand’s video views, engagement rates, and YouTube channel continue to grow — or not — should the political climate in America settle down a bit.

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The political climate in the United States over the past year has been tumultuous, to say the least. The 2016 presidential election race led to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton becoming the top presidential candidates in the country, and after several months of heated debates, the U.S. found itself with Trump as its 45th President. While the current political state may infuriate some and delight others, it certainly helped NBC’s Saturday Night Live brand skyrocket the success of its YouTube channel. Over the past year, the election cycle and results have proven to be a goldmine of comedy content for the long-standing sketch TV series-turned-digital powerhouse brand. SNL’s video content has struck a chord with many viewers around the world.

In fact, SNL’s Trump and political skits have contributed to the brand’s whopping 48% subscriber growth on its channel. From September 1, 2016 to March 1, 2017, SNL’s channel jumped from just over 2.5 million subscribers to more than 3.8 million subscribers. And these numbers don’t even brush the surface of the amount of views and engagements SNL political content has received. In the rest of this article, we’ll be taking a look at how all of these factors have been key to growing SNL’s digital video success over the last year.

SNL Video Content: A Hit with Viewers

While SNL’s YouTube channel may have grown 48% in just seven months, the platform’s content has been driving an enormous amount of views and engagements since at least February 2016. Out of the top ten most-watched videos uploaded by SNL to its YouTube channel over the last year, six have been directly related to Trump and/or his administration. In total, these Trump-related clips have pulled in almost 1.2 billion video views and 1 million engagements in the form of likes and comments.

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