I've been casually producing and publishing videos to a YouTube channel, and I've had a nagging question about the channel analytics that I'm hoping the SE community might have a better insight into. On the YouTube Studio dashboard, it gives the following description of my channel analytics:
but when I go into the Channel Analytics page itself I see a different story with more than usual watch time. These numbers have been different everytime that I can remember looking at them. From what I've searched online for inconsistent view counts, people encounter a problem where there view count somehow goes up-and-down based on how YouTube updates its views. My issue appears to be concurrent on the same numbers at the same time.
Why are these numbers different when they appear to pertain to the same time interval?