Samsung Spot for Smart Watch Sees Big View Numbers

From Dick Tracy and Inspector Gadget to Samsung's new gizmo

The future has arrived, according to a recent spot for Samsung's Galaxy Gear smart watch. But new technology is influenced by the past, even if that history is the stuff of movies and TV series.

The Samsung video shows a handful of high-tech and—at least at the time—futuristic watches from fictional storylines like Inspector Gadget, Dick Tracy and Star Trek. And according to VidIQ data, the electronics company's video is a hit: it racked up 9.3 million views in a week.

This spot was also highlighted by VideoWatch sister blog AdFreak and was featured as one of Adweek's Top 10 Commercials of the Week. Below are the other top branded videos from last week.

NOTE: Adweek’s VideoWatch Chart, powered by VidIQ, reveals the Top 10 Web Series Videos on YouTube every week. The chart tracks more than just pure views; VidIQ incorporates sharing data from Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, among other data sources, in an effort to measure true engagement. Every video is also ranked with VidIQ's proprietary score which helps judge the likelihood of a video being promoted in YouTube Related Videos, Search and Recommended Videos.

The ranking is also meant to capture "born on the Web" YouTube content. Thus, material like clips from TV shows, movie trailers, video games and music videos are not included.

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