PSFK lists the top 10 Viral Videos, at least according to the Times Online.

They are:

1 Star Wars Kid (viewed 900 million times)

2 Numa Numa (700m)

3 One Night in Paris (400m)

4 Kylie Minogue: Agent Provocateur (360m)

5 Exploding Whale (350m)

6 John West Salmon Bear Fight (300m)

7 Trojan Games (300m)

8 Kolla2001 (200m)

9 AfroNinja (80m)

10 The Shining Redux (50m)

I must admit I hadn’t seen most of these. And I just wonder, how „The Viral Factory“ measured these figures?

Interesting is one reaction of TV companies:

Television companies, losing viewers to the net, are now launching channels to show “viral videos�.

And apparently they need to react, since:

A BBC Online survey has found that the online video craze is eating into the time that young people spend watching television, with 43 per cent of those who watch video from the internet or on a mobile device at least once a week saying they now watch less normal television as a result.