Videos with known AD promoted views

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Please read this at least once, it will save you some time understanding how it works, and if its accurate

Is this data trustworthy?
In short, the estimated data DEPENDS. the data derived from Youtube Charts Yes.

The estimated data uses View per Like and View bumps to estimate ads. Since viewership follows a predictable path, it is also somewhat easy to notice the presence of ad views, but calculating how much depends in a lot of factors.
To prevent showing inflated ad view estimates, this site is conservative and will always round up numbers to less views. Because of this, the data is not fully trustworthy, but the error margin is for LESS calculated ad views, and usually only 20% variation.
Youtube Chart numbers are trustworthy because they come straight from Youtube: Their charts do not count ads, so a basic "public view counter" minus "views on the chart" will reveal the ad views. You can check Youtube Charts here.
For more on how the data is calculated, how to see ad patterns and the math behind it, check this article.
Videos that get high views (above around 5 million per week) will usually show on Youtube charts and be very accurate, the less acurate data is for videos with less than 5 million views per week, because they won't chart on the top 100 Youtube charts.

Why bother with listing adviews?
So people understand that VIEWS MEANS NOTHING. It might be impossible to have accurate ad-views data, but we can at least have enough to show the numbers are highly manipulated. Trust your instincts, like what you want, and don't let numbers rule your music style.
Which limitations this data have (in regards to the estimated data, not Youtube Chart data)?
  • All math behind this analysis is pretty conservative. In most cases, actual ad views are higher. Accuracy rate is around 80%;
  • Videos with likes disabled are even harder to predict, and might be ignored altogether;
  • Monitoring started only on early 2019, a few months after Youtube Trueview gained traction with Music Videos;
  • Fanbase and boting do not influence this math because purchased ads far surpasses the number of views created by bots. You can see that, for instance, in videos of groups which don't purchase ads but have high view numbers like Red Velvet or BTS;
  • It can take up to 48 hours after a video is released for the system flag and calculate the ads;
  • Videos with small number of views are harder to evaluate because they don't chart on Youtube, expect even less accuracy (thse are videos with less than 5 million views per week);
  • Music Videos are created to be advertisements, be GLAD your favourite artist have funds to invest in ad-views, it means they are doing great.

Data is reliable up to 80%. If you take notice only of videos that charted on Youtube, it is nearly 95% (the error margin comes from ads on further weeks where the video is no longer gaining enough views to chart but are still running ad campaings).
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From the 7400 videos we track, there were 1.844.300.000 guaranteed bot/ad views (since 2019), from a total of 112.050.926.772 views - That's 1.65% of "fake" views
Views confirmed and guaranteed to be ads by checking Youtube Charts: 826.500.000
Check last 30 days top videos
Release Artist Music Video Views Estimated ads YC ads* % ads Graph
2020-11-19 Bae173 Crush On U 8.5 m ~7.0 m ~82.2%
 ↳ (ongoing)
2020-11-17 CNBlue Then, Now and Forever 3.9 m ~2.0 m ~50.9%
2020-11-17 Momoland Ready or Not 15.9 m ~10.0 m ~4.0 m ~62.8%
 ↳ Didn't chart on YC, excess 4M on Nov. 19th (ongoing)
2020-11-17 Woodz Bump Bump 8.2 m ~5.0 m ~60.9%
 ↳ (ongoing)
2020-11-17 Aespa Black Mamba 51.9 m ~23.0 m ~16.0 m ~44.3%
 ↳ On Nov 19th recorded 22M on YC, counter was at 38M (ongoing)
2020-11-17 Bling Bling GGB 5.3 m ~5.0 m ~94.3%
2020-11-16 BTOB 4U Show Your Love 14.9 m ~12.0 m ~80.6%
 ↳ (ongoing)
2020-11-12 StayC So Bad 10.2 m ~5.0 m ~3.0 m ~49.0%
 ↳ Didn't chart on YC, excess 3M views on Nov. 19th
2020-11-11 Jamie Apollo 11 5.9 m ~3.5 m ~59.6%
2020-11-09 GFriend MAGO 22.9 m ~5.0 m ~5.0 m ~21.8%
 ↳ On YC of Nov 15th charted with a total of 7M views, counter was at 12M views.
2020-11-09 Taemin IDEA:理想 40.8 m ~30.0 m ~11.0 m ~73.6%
 ↳ Didn't chart on YC of Nov 12th, 11M excess views
2020-11-09 Ha Sung Woon Forbidden Island 10.2 m ~10.0 m ~98.0%
2020-11-04 Lim Young Woong Hero 5.8 m ~1.5 m ~25.8%
2020-11-02 Monsta X Love Killa 24.2 m ~10.0 m ~9.0 m ~41.3%
 ↳ Didn't chart on YC of Nov 5th and 12th, 9M excess views
2020-11-02 AB6IX Salute 13.4 m ~10.0 m ~1.0 m ~74.7%
 ↳ Didn't chart on YC of Nov 12th, 1M excess views
2020-10-28 Drippin Nostalgia 6.0 m ~5.0 m ~82.9%
2020-10-28 Drippin Nostalgia 4.7 m ~4.0 m ~86.0%
2020-10-28 P1Harmony Siren 11.0 m ~5.0 m ~3.0 m ~45.5%
 ↳ Never charted. 3M excess views on Nov 5th in YC
2020-10-27 CIX Jungle 23.3 m ~17.0 m ~12.0 m ~73.1%
 ↳ Didn't chart on YC of Oct 29th and Nov 5th, 12M excess views
2020-10-26 Twice I Can't Stop Me 136.1 m ~40.0 m ~35.0 m ~29.4%
 ↳ On YC of Oct 29th and Nov 5th charted with a total of 61M views, counter was at 95M views.
2020-10-26 TXT Blue Hour 33.7 m ~1.0 m ~3.0%
 ↳ Late ads detected on Nov 19 to 21
2020-10-26 DKB Work Hard 11.4 m ~10.0 m ~2.0 m ~87.6%
 ↳ Didn't chart on YC of Nov 5th, 2M excess views
2020-10-19 B1A4 Like a movie 11.5 m ~2.0 m ~1.0 m ~17.4%
 ↳ Didn't chart on YC of Oct 22nd, 1M excess views
2020-10-19 NCT U From Home 43.8 m ~17.0 m ~19.0 m ~38.8%
 ↳ Didn't chart on Oct 22nd, 29th and Nov 5th, reaching an excess of 19M
2020-10-19 Seventeen Home;Run 39.2 m ~19.0 m ~19.0 m ~48.5%
 ↳ Didn't chart on YC of Oct 22nd and 29th, 19M excess views
2020-10-19 LOONA Why Not? 19.1 m ~10.0 m ~3.0 m ~52.2%
 ↳ Didn't chart on YC 22nd, 3M excess views
2020-10-13 Verivery GBTB 15.1 m ~13.0 m ~3.0 m ~86.3%
 ↳ Small excess views on YC of 15th, 2M on 22nd. Never charted
2020-10-13 Weeekly Zig Zag 15.8 m ~15.0 m ~9.0 m ~95.1%
 ↳ On Oct 15th YC didn't chart but had 13M views on counter: 7M excess views from last place. Extra 2M on YC of 22nd
2020-10-12 NCT U Make A Wish (Birthday Song) 111.9 m ~45.0 m ~45.0 m ~40.2%
 ↳ On YC of Oct 15th, 22nd, 29th and Nov 5th charted a total of 47M views, counter was 92M views.
2020-10-12 Pentagon Daisy 26.2 m ~15.0 m ~3.0 m ~57.3%
 ↳ On Oct 15th YC, didn't chart, 3M excess views
2020-10-08 Weki Meki Cool 12.6 m ~8.0 m ~5.0 m ~63.4%
 ↳ Didn't chart YC 15th, excess 5M views from last
2020-10-07 Golden Child Pump it up 4.2 m ~3.5 m ~84.3%
2020-10-07 Golden Child Pump it up 5.0 m ~3.0 m ~59.6%
2020-10-07 WJSN Chocome Hmph! 4.1 m ~2.0 m ~49.1%
2020-10-05 SF9 Shine Together 7.5 m ~5.0 m ~67.0%
2020-10-05 Wei Twilight 14.5 m ~10.0 m ~6.5 m ~69.0%
 ↳ Didn't chart on YC of oct 8th, excess 6.5M views.
2020-09-25 SuperM One (Monster & Infinity) 21.9 m ~8.0 m ~8.0 m ~36.6%
 ↳ Charted in YC on Oct 1 with 6.4M views, public counter at 14.5M views. Calculated ads 8M
2020-09-23 BDC Shoot The Moon 6.8 m ~5.0 m ~73.5%
2020-09-23 Ghost9 Think of Dawn 8.3 m ~5.0 m ~60.4%
2020-09-22 cignature Arisong 5.8 m ~5.0 m ~85.9%
2020-09-22 XUM Ddalala 10.6 m ~10.0 m ~94.4%
2020-09-21 The Boyz The Stealer 20.5 m ~15.0 m ~8.0 m ~73.3%
 ↳ Based on behavior of duplicates and bump post-peak.Didnt Chart on YC with 6M excess views from last place on first week, 2M excess on second week
2020-09-21 The Boyz The Stealer 5.8 m ~3.0 m ~52.0%
2020-09-21 Everglow La Di Da 69.7 m ~40.0 m ~40.0 m ~57.4%
 ↳ Since day one. Charted with 9M on YC on Sep 25, counter was at 39M, thus 30M ads confirmed. Charted 6M on second week, total ads confirmed 40M
2020-09-18 Treasure I love you 42.8 m ~2.5 m ~2.5 m ~5.8%
 ↳ Charted 14.5M views in YC on Sep 25. Counter was 17M. Thus 2.5M ads
2020-09-16 Fromis 9 Feel Good (Secret Code) 18.2 m ~10.0 m ~3.0 m ~54.9%
 ↳ In first two weeks didn't chart on YC having a combined excess of 3M views
2020-09-15 VAV Made For Two 13.1 m ~10.0 m ~3.0 m ~76.2%
 ↳ Didn't chart on YC ever. Excess of at least 3M in two weeks based on last places.
2020-09-14 Stray Kids Back Door 94.5 m ~18.0 m ~18.0 m ~19.1%
 ↳ Charted a total of 38M views on YC at 17th, 24th of sept and Oct 1st. Counter at 56M thus 18M ads
2020-09-10 Mamamoo Wanna be myself 21.2 m ~7.5 m ~7.5 m ~35.5%
 ↳ Didn't chart on YC of Sept 10th, excess 7.5M. (Confirmed to be a CF for clothes)
2020-09-07 Kim Nam Joo Bird 5.4 m ~2.5 m ~46.2%
2020-09-07 Yooa Bon Voyage 20.9 m ~10.0 m ~9.0 m ~47.7%
 ↳ No likes, calculated from bump. didn't chart on YC Sept. 10, excess views of 4M. On YC of Sept. 11, excess of 5M (didn't chart).
2020-09-03 Jamie Numbers 7.7 m ~5.0 m ~65.3%
2020-09-02 CLC Helicopter 38.6 m ~18.0 m ~18.0 m ~46.7%
 ↳ Didn't chart on YC Sept 10th, excess views was 18M
2020-09-01 Lovelyz Obliviate 6.8 m ~5.0 m ~3.0 m ~73.8%
 ↳ Didn't chart on YC at September 4th, min was 5.5M, excess at least 3M views.
2020-09-01 Lovelyz Obliviate 7.0 m ~5.0 m ~3.0 m ~71.1%
 ↳ Didn't chart on YC at September 4th, min was 5.5M, excess at least 3M views.
2020-08-31 Lee Eun Sang Beautiful Scar 10.4 m ~5.0 m ~48.0%
2020-08-25 Kim Yo Han No More 7.1 m ~5.0 m ~70.2%
 ↳ 2 separate ad periods.

* - Youtube Charts (YC) Ads are manually calculated by subtracting total views with the sum of views in Youtube Charts, since those don't include ads, whenever possible. If the total views are higher than the last place of a Youtube Chart week, and that video didn't Chart, the excess views are also ads.

Estimated ads are calculated automatically by the system. As described below:

Toggles promotion on: While less than 60 days old, More than 1 day old, more than 2 million views, more than 400.000 view/day, Average VPL < current VPL, Average VPL > Expected VPL and Current VPL > 60 (this last its a sure mark of ad promotion during debut).

Toggles end of promotion: Gets under 400.000 views/day, current VPL decreases from 60 or current VPL is smaller than 1/2 last VPL (sudden drop)

Calculated promotion: Uses VPL table for first 30 days, from that calculates how many views are ADs from (1 - (average VPL / expected VPL))%

Maximum expected VPL: Starts at 10 on the first day, then climbs to around 30 on the first month.
Videos might have a normal View/Like rate after a few months of the AD campaign, that is normal. We detect the AD campaigns as they happen (view/like increasing and past normal), so just like they can get back to normal after the campaign ends, we cannot say which videos older than when we started monitoring (~ September 2019) were guaranteed to have used True View.

Excessions to the rule

Some videos have very high view/likes and are not accountable to ad promotion, they are true viral videos. There are a few that are obvious, here are they:

  • As one - For the night - 85m views, 1615 view/like - Got viral because of the mature content, notice the extreme high "dislikes" (38%, the most disliked K-pop video ever)
  • Kisum - Make your own style - 347t views, 1543 view/like - Usually ads run for millions, but for some reason this ad only run for some hundred thousands. At the time, A Monster X Add was running witht he same campaing, they probably diverted resources to that
  • Sung Si-kyung - We make a good pair - Old video, its normal to have high VPL
  • SG Wannabe - Christmas Story - A weird one. Low view count, low likes, but old. probably all compound to a one-of-a-kind anomaly that doesn't seem to be ad related
  • Kim Bum-soo - Passing - Old video, its normal to have high VPL
Videos with low view count or too old enter statistical noise that are hard to understand and are not commented here.