Nike's World Cup spots outplayed all other advertising on YouTube in 2014, taking the No. 1 and No. 2 slots on Adweek and Google's YouTube Ads Leaderboard list for the year, ranking the most-viewed commercials posted to the video site.
Budweiser and its dogs also did well, with its "Puppy Love" Super Bowl spot placing third and its "Friends Are Waiting" responsible drinking ad coming in ninth.
The top 10 ads earned a combined 425 million views and accounted for more than 1 billion total minutes of viewing time (that's about 1,900 years)—54 percent more than last year's top 10. They were also 47 percent longer this year, averaging three minutes in length. Nike "Winner Stays," at No. 1, clocks in at 4:12. (It was a big year for live sports in general, with Super Bowl, Olympics and World Cup ads all making the list.)