So I've been logging the number of views over the past few days and the video seems to be getting roughly 300k views per day. The view count is still more than 90M away from reaching the 1B mark.
I know this number is going to change over the days of the week and over the seasons, but putting that aside, at the rate of 300k views per day, the 1B mark would only be reached in late April 2020, which is beyond the date of the concert...
Even if they're confident that the views per day is going to average to more than 300k, seems like they're going to be cutting it pretty close... The concert is on Feb 7, so I imagine they'd want to know the winner by mid-January at the latest, which means they're betting on averaging almost 500k views per day.
The other odd thing is that you can enter up until the view count is 999,900,000 (i.e. 100,000 views remaining), so you'd theoretically be able to enter just hours before it hits 1B.
Posted by: pinkfrog39 on June 26, 2019
906,938,211 views as of 6/26/2019
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923,689,635 views as of 8/16/2019
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