Batman is YouTube’s favorite superhero


This might not rank as the greatest achievement in Batman’s storied career, but the dark knight of Gotham has earned the distinction of being the most sought-after superhero on YouTube. Raking in three billion views and over 71,000 hours of video watched, Bruce Wayne’s alter-ego reigns supreme among comic book protagonists. Thor and Superman occupy the next two slots, while Deadpool manages to sneak in at number 10.

Much like the superheroes it’s concerned with, YouTube’s list suffers from some internal conflicts. Prime among them is the effect of recent movie releases on viewer interest — a chart posted by Google’s video service illustrates the spikes in searches that occur around the time of a new blockbuster release. Then there’s…

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