December 21, 2011, 11:03 AM — Most people try to ignore the ads when they come on TV, but with Web video, sometimes the ad is the video that people are watching. Here are the top 10 most-watched video ads (with the exception of movie/game trailers) of 2011, according to YouTube.
Darth Vader Super Bowl ad for Volkswagen
This spot had it all - a cute kid, Darth Vader (for the geek crowd) and a spot in the Super Bowl. This ad from Volkswagen has gotten more than 45 million views since debuting on Feb. 2, 2011.