I've looked a bit into legit youtube makers reported earnings, as well as the various earning estimators, and what I've noticed is the average earnings is $0.75-$1.5 CPM (after all the fees and such). These numbers seem to apply regardless of niche. But how can it be possible that a prank channel targeting untargeted 12-25 year olds earns about $1000 per 1 million views, while a medical/fitness/health channel with a much more targeted and buyer-friendly audience earns about the same: $1000 per 1 million views. If it was webpage-based adsense, medical websites would probably have a 5-30x higher CPM than a website about pranks in da hood. Is youtube somehow different, or is all the information I've been hearing just somehow way off?