YouTube said it now gets more than 2 billion hits each day, having passed the 1 billion mark only seven months previous.
The Google-owned video sharing site claims its 2+ billion hits per day is nearly double the number of people who tune into the US's three prime time TV stations combined, BBCreported
YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley told the BBC on that the business has “much further to go.”
"Two billion video streams is a large number but on average people are only spending 15 minutes a day on the site compared to five hours a day watching TV,” Hurley said.
It was five years yesterday that YouTube unveiled its first beta version.
Google paid $1.65 billion for YouTube in late 2006.