Why are cat videos so popular? Do you love watching cat videos online? If so, you're not alone. But what makes cat videos so popular? As a data nerd, I wanted to get some current live stats on how many cat videos there are, after unsuccessfully discovering any dedicated analytics site to view youtube stats. So how many cat videos are there? The SERP displayed About 897,000,000 results (0.45 seconds). Over 8 million cat videos. Learn more about the data and psychology behind cat videos with Starah.