The total number of viewers for your broadcasts is a great statistic to know, but access to in-depth analytics can help you learn more. In this article, we will break down what viewer analytics you have access to and where to find them.
View analytics for an individual broadcast
Click on the broadcast you'd like to see analytics for, and click on Analytics below the video player.
You will notice that we track live broadcast stats and recorded broadcast stats. The Live Viewer Engagement will tell you how many people are actively watching at the time and will show an increase or decrease in viewership. Each broadcast also has its own geolocation map that will show you where viewers are watching from.
To get a more detailed look at your broadcast, click on View Detailed Analytics.
This will take you to a full reports page that will show you the following stats.
View Analytics for Account
Go to the Reports tab in the BoxCast Dashboard.
You can select the channel you want to see the stats for and select the date range.
You can find the following stats about your account:
Account or Channel Summary
Average view duration
Count of watched broadcasts
Comparison of each of those stats vs. the prior period
Time series line graph of Cumulative views vs. Previous Period
When Viewers Watch
Views by day line graph
By time of day bubble graph, which can be used to understand patterns on which days of week and times on those days that viewers are most engaged
How Viewers Watch
Live vs. recorded graph
Playback quality graph (NOTE that a few video player clients report the computer's screen resolution rather than actual video quality level, so you might see a value higher than your actual broadcast resolution)
Playback host graph
Mobile vs. desktop graph
Operating systems graph
Where Viewers Watch
Map of viewers globally, with the bubble overlay radius approximating how many views came from a certain geographic region
Top 10 regions listing
Hall of Fame
Most Viewed Broadcast
What is the difference between Total Views and Unique Views?
Total views counts of ALL views of the video both live and archived. If someone refreshes the page, that would count as 2 views for the broadcast. If someone is watching the broadcast and leaves and comes back to the broadcast, that would count as 2 total views. A Unique Viewer comes from a specific device and that device can refresh the page as many times as it wants and that counts as 1 view. That device could also stop watching the stream and come back later on to watch the stream and that would also count as 1 view. Unique Views tends to be a more accurate way to assess number of views.
Can I see the name of the person watching the broadcast?
No, BoxCast does not track the name or email of individual viewers.
Can I get a PDF of the Viewer Analytics?
No, but you can download a .CSV file with up to 7 days of information. If you have suggestions for improvements to our analytics page, please email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can add them to our list!
Are views from my simulcasts to social media (e.g. Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, etc.) counted in the viewer analytics?
Views from your simulcasted content will not be reflected in the BoxCast viewer analytics reports.
If you are not seeing these reports in your dashboard, please contact our client managers at CM@boxcast.com to add this feature on to your plan.