10 Most Watched Ads on YouTube in February

Led by 3 Super Bowl ads that weren't leaked early

Back in January, YouTube and Adweek's Ads Leaderboard was dominated by Super Bowl spots that had been released ahead of the Feb. 2 telecast—most notably, of course, Budweiser's "Puppy Love" ad.

Our Leaderboard for February, meanwhile, only includes ads posted to YouTube in that month—which means all the Super Bowl teasers from late January are ineligible. That makes room for the relatively few spots that actually premiered during the game—three of which are at the very top of this month's list. (They are joined by a fourth, Microsoft's "Empowering," at No. 9.)

Elsewhere among February's top 10: Pepsi Max's "Test Drive 2" with Jeff Gordon, which suffered a little bit from being posted on the penultimate day of the month (it has more to 14 million views to date, but had less than 10 million in February); a couple of New York City street pranks; and Hennessey's demonstration of the world's fastest legal street car.

To be eligible for the Ads Leaderboard, videos must be marked as ads on YouTube (i.e., they get some paid views) but must also earn significant organic views.

See all the ads below.

10. Samsung "Unpacked"

Upload date: 2/21/2014

Views: 2,933,879

9. Microsoft "Empowering"

Media: Starcom MediaVest and Performics

Upload date: 2/2/2014

Views: 3,610,599

8. Air New Zealand "Safety in Paradise"

Media: True

Upload date: 2/11/2014

Views: 3,641,517

7. Hennessey "World's Fastest: 270.49 mph"

Upload date: 2/24/2014

Views: 3,872,532

6. Chobani "Hungry Bear Loose in NYC"

Media: OMD

Upload date: 2/6/2014

Views: 4,023,456

5. AMC "The Walking Dead Zombies Prank NYC"

Upload date: 2/5/2014

Views: 4,084,236

4. Pepsi MAX "Test Drive 2"

Creative Agency: Davie Brown Entertainment/The Marketing Arm

Media: OMD

Upload date: 2/27/2014

Views: 9,812,498

3. Coca-Cola "America Is Beautiful"

Creative Agency: Wieden + Kennedy

Media: SMG

Upload date: 2/2/2014

Views: 10,977,030

2. Chrysler "America's Import"

Creative Agency: Global Hue

Media: Universal McCann

Upload date: 2/2/2014

Views: 11,384,636

1. Maserati "Strike"

Creative Agency: Wieden + Kennedy

Upload date: 2/2/2014

Views: 12,067,899