Youtube power

It may sound obvious but right now, if your main goal is to have a video seen by the most people, no matter who the quality of the audience & the player, just upload it on youtube & most of the time it will work just fine.
I have already this feeling but just comparing some numbers is pretty crazy:
Take the flatware welcome edit of Matthias Dandois i did d a year and a half ago.
It was first embeded on a exclusive player, so i can not now the views. Then i put it on my vimeo account. Some people shared it & like it : 6000 views. Then, Matthias put it on his dailymotion account : 25 000 views.
Then 2 random people ripped the video and uploaded on two different URL (Here & there) on youtube…140 000 views combined! No discussions needed…