I like the new look of the Channel pages on YouTube and spent a few mins re-looking at the statistics pages.
AFAIK, anyone can look at the graph of the "Total Views" for any clip. Simply click on the "graph" icon.
However, if it is *your* clip, a further link appears "View more statistics". The gives an overview page with a link to "Audience retention" and a graph of the percentage of hits against the duration of the clip. In effect, one can see how many of the 'total views' actually saw the entire clip.
As a consumer, I would prefer to see that graph for anyone else's clips (instead of the rather useless 'Total Views' statistic). But others may prefer the world did not know how most visitors had only watched a few seconds of their masterpieces.
Of course, one single graph does not tell much of a story. And sadly, without the full web logs, it is impossible to clearly interpret Visitor activity. For example - what was the Retention rate amongst Unique visitors; or the Retention when the Traffic source was a YouTube search.
Fun to see, but best not taken too seriously. Or is it?