comScore reported Friday that December, 2007 was a record month for online video viewing. Makes sense, for pretty much everything online each new time period brings "records".
What doesn't make any sense is their subsequent conclusion “With the writer’s strike keeping new TV episodes from reaching the airwaves, viewers have been seeking alternatives for fresh content. It appears that online video is stepping in to help fill that void.”
That's a linking of cause and effect that just doesn't hold up.
First of all, the strike caused very few changes in the network schedules during December. Second, we know that for most of the broadcast networks, their December viewing was at or above their November viewing compared with last year.
I'll chalk it up to lazy PR by comScore, wanting to get extra notice for their press release by saying "look, here, it's the writer's strike again!".