[Update: Fixed] YouTube Analytics incorrect real-time views bug acknowledged, fix in works says company

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on April 09, 2020) follows:

YouTube Analytics let the YouTubers or the one who upload videos on the online video sharing platform, monitor the performance of the channel and videos.

Moreover, YouTube Analytics also give YouTubers with up-to-date metrics and reports about everything related to one’s YouTube channel and its content.

But as per a recent development, several YouTube creators took to various channels to highlight that the YouTube Analytics has been surfaced with an issue where it is showing incorrect realtime viers for the videos uploaded on April 8.

Digging deeper it reveals that this YouTube Analytics bug has not only affected one or two videos, but has left its impact on the entire channel for some YouTube creators.

Here are the reports by several creators on this issue:

I believe @YouTube analytics is broken as it’s underreporting big time. I’ve had activity on several videos over the past 2 hours but it’s saying since midnight I’ve only gotten one view across my entire channel.
@TeamYouTube @ytcreators


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Apparently there’s an issue with youtube analytics and views going on.
It’s affecting some creators (like myself). So I may delay my next upload by a few days. Don’t want performance to go down from an analytics bug. @TeamYouTube


youtube analytics 2

Are anyone else’s #realtime #analytics messing up on #youtube right now?
@YouTube @ytcreators


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Fortunately, Google did not take much time and has released an official statement acknowledging this issue that has surfaced on YouTube Analytics. As per the YouTube employee, the team is working on a fix and will release the update once it is ready.

Hey everyone,

We’re experiencing issues where realtime data is inaccurate in YouTube Analytics. This issue started approximately at 2:30 PM PST on April 8. Our teams are working on a fix and we’ll circle back with more updates when we have them!

Thanks for your patience while our teams look into this.


youtube responseSo, in the meantime, while Google is working on a fix for this issue, YouTube creators need to have patience and wait for the bugfix to arrive. We will keep our eyes on the lookout once something related to this issue comes across our table.

Update 1 (December 04)

According to YouTube support, developers are still looking into this issue with the aim of resolving it soon. Details here.

Update 2 (December 22)

After months of waiting, the incorrect real-time view-count issue in YouTube Analytics has finally been addressed. Details here.

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