[Editor's Note: Tubefilter Charts is a new weekly rankings column from Tubefilter with data provided by OpenSlate. It's exactly what it sounds like; a top number ranking of YouTube channels based on statistics collected within a given timeframe. We're starting things off simply with a Tubefilter Top 50 of the Most Viewed YouTube Channels This Week, but look for a lot more fun charts to come in the near future. Check out all of our Tubefilter Charts - with new installments every Friday - here.] 

When Billboard began to incorporate YouTube views into its Hot 100 chart rankings earlier this year, it represented a shift in how mainstream culture thought about the world's largest video sharing site. What was once considered an entertainment platform an echelon below television, music, and film, is now being recognized as an entertainment platform as integral to assessing the current state of pop culture as radio and record sales.

But YouTube isn't just a factor in the formula that identifies what's pop and mainstream—it is determining what's pop and mainstream. And with that in mind, it's both important and interesting to see what YouTube channels people are watching the most.

That's not an easy task. YouTube garners more than 154 million unique viewers every month in the US and averages 100 hours of video uploaded per second worldwide. Given that immense viewership and the unfathomable amount of content, it can be difficult to keep track of which programming those hundreds of millions of viewers are viewing.

That's why we created Tubefilter Charts. It's a top number ranking of YouTube channels based on data collected within a given timeframe. We're starting things off simple with a Tubefilter Top 50 of the Most Viewed YouTube Channels This Week.

We've incorporated Country Flags, so you can see from where any given channel originates. And we've also included Multi-Channel Network Badges, so you can know with which YouTube Multi-Channel Network any given channel is affiliated (if any).

We've had a lot of fun making these charts and poring over the data. There are a ton of takeaways that we'll be diving into in the days and weeks to come, but here are a few of our favorites that stand out so far:

  • Psy's still got it. Almost two years after the debut of Gangnam Style the South Korean sensation is still on top of the YouTube Most-Viewed List.
  • VEVO gets a lot of views. No wonder it's the Most-Viewed YouTube Multi-Channel Network. It has 14 channels within the top 50.
  • The Fine Bros are on a tear. They amassed over 25 million views in the last week alone, which makes them the only non-musician, non-music network, non-television property in the Top 10 aside from...
  • Creators who play video games are very popular. PewdiePie and SkyDoesMinecraft are both in the top 10, proving that video games are the new spectator sport.

Let us know your favorite takeaways in the comments below. And if you have ideas for future Tubefilter Charts or want us to include any additional information or stats, be sure to drop us a line.

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Tubefilter Top 50
The 50 Most Viewed YouTube Channels
This Week • Worldwide
Fri, May 23 - Thu, May 30
officialpsy Views This Week: 45,640,431 -5% Subs This Week: 188,255 | Position Last Week: 1 All-Time Views: 2,781,354,520 | All-Time Subs: 5,475,462 | SlateScore: 690
           
                           
           
                                           
       
     
   
muyap Views This Week: 44,242,897 -4% Subs This Week: 46,661 | Position Last Week: 2 All-Time Views: 3,061,179,864 | All-Time Subs: 1,197,542 | SlateScore: 684
           
                           
           
                                           
       
     
   
PewDiePie Views This Week: 32,939,813 -3% Subs This Week: 226,715 | Position Last Week: 5 All-Time Views: 1,712,041,143 | All-Time Subs: 8,195,297 | SlateScore: 872
           
                           
           
                                           
       
     
   
TheEllenShow Views This Week: 31,784,565 -19% Subs This Week: 117,128 | Position Last Week: 4 All-Time Views: 2,250,335,329 | All-Time Subs: 5,463,728 | SlateScore: 808
           
                           
           
                                           
       
     
   
SkyDoesMinecraft Views This Week: 31,141,280 5% Subs This Week: 165,425 | Position Last Week: 6 All-Time Views: 732,835,277 | All-Time Subs: 3,370,447 | SlateScore: 823
           
                           
           
                                           
       
     
   
BBC Views This Week: 25,220,124 49% Subs This Week: 39,315 | Position Last Week: 34 All-Time Views: 1,344,007,419 | All-Time Subs: 1,143,221 | SlateScore: 714
           
                           
           
                                           
       
     
   
TheFineBros Views This Week: 25,029,935 50% Subs This Week: 136,475 | Position Last Week: 37 All-Time Views: 780,711,001 | All-Time Subs: 4,140,980 | SlateScore: 790
           
                           
           
                                           
       
     
   
RihannaVEVO Views This Week: 24,753,578 0% Subs This Week: 123,048 | Position Last Week: 7 All-Time Views: 3,833,263,897 | All-Time Subs: 8,401,273 | SlateScore: 582
           
                           
           
                                           
       
     
   
movieclipsTRAILERS Views This Week: 24,049,776 12% Subs This Week: 133,050 | Position Last Week: 10 All-Time Views: 808,657,797 | All-Time Subs: 2,539,633 | SlateScore: 753
           
                           
           
                                           
       
     
   
ArabIdol Views This Week: 23,798,208 17% Subs This Week: 58,796 | Position Last Week: 13 All-Time Views: 188,584,820 | All-Time Subs: 677,486 | SlateScore: 666
           
                           
           
                                           
       
     
   
RyanLewisProductions Views This Week: 21,615,714 -2% Subs This Week: 78,463 | Position Last Week: 9 All-Time Views: 491,518,328 | All-Time Subs: 1,378,865 | SlateScore: 472
           
                           
           
                                           
       
     
   
RoosterTeeth Views This Week: 21,540,709 15% Subs This Week: 94,151 | Position Last Week: 16 All-Time Views: 2,119,154,750 | All-Time Subs: 4,926,639 | SlateScore: 845
           
                           
           
                                           
       
     
   
williamVEVO Views This Week: 20,942,676 27% Subs This Week: 97,498 | Position Last Week: 26 All-Time Views: 567,231,345 | All-Time Subs: 1,289,883 | SlateScore: 686
           
                           
           
                                           
       
     
   
getmovies Views This Week: 20,538,179 -14% Subs This Week: 32,951 | Position Last Week: 8 All-Time Views: 1,174,890,924 | All-Time Subs: 1,101,440 | SlateScore: 586
           
                           
           
                                           
       
     
   
smosh Views This Week: 19,700,407 16% Subs This Week: 158,367 | Position Last Week: 19 All-Time Views: 2,367,622,690 | All-Time Subs: 10,124,515 | SlateScore: 792
           
                           
           
                                           
       
     
   
JustinBieberVEVO Views This Week: 19,634,040 0% Subs This Week: 89,637 | Position Last Week: 14 All-Time Views: 3,743,421,484 | All-Time Subs: 4,722,751 | SlateScore: 572
           
                           
           
                                           
       
     
   
RiotGamesInc Views This Week: 19,232,782 73% Subs This Week: 82,364 | Position Last Week: N/A All-Time Views: 525,091,249 | All-Time Subs: 3,801,348 | SlateScore: 753
           
                           
           
                                           
       
     
   
WarnerBrosPictures Views This Week: 18,914,423 59% Subs This Week: 16,634 | Position Last Week: N/A All-Time Views: 323,258,635 | All-Time Subs: 307,036 | SlateScore: 675
           
                           
           
                                           
       
     
   
movieclips Views This Week: 17,988,518 -12% Subs This Week: 25,730 | Position Last Week: 12 All-Time Views: 913,023,507 | All-Time Subs: 832,006 | SlateScore: 537
           
                           
           
                                           
       
     
   
Maroon5VEVO Views This Week: 17,792,472 46% Subs This Week: 78,561 | Position Last Week: N/A All-Time Views: 1,171,951,491 | All-Time Subs: 2,488,511 | SlateScore: 568
           
                           
           
                                           
       
     
   
gmmgrammyofficial Views This Week: 17,758,521 7% Subs This Week: 40,849 | Position Last Week: 20 All-Time Views: 1,017,894,750 | All-Time Subs: 1,366,355 | SlateScore: 698
           
                           
           
                                           
       
     
   
OneDirectionVEVO Views This Week: 17,303,369 0% Subs This Week: 102,106 | Position Last Week: 18 All-Time Views: 1,592,673,829 | All-Time Subs: 6,673,978 | SlateScore: 595
           
                           
           
                                           
       
     
   
BuzzFeedVideo Views This Week: 16,300,152 -16% Subs This Week: 41,501 | Position Last Week: 15 All-Time Views: 125,989,955 | All-Time Subs: 421,684 | SlateScore: 637
           
                           
           
                                           
       
     
   
PinkVEVO Views This Week: 15,844,114 3% Subs This Week: 112,156 | Position Last Week: 24 All-Time Views: 908,463,067 | All-Time Subs: 2,594,648 | SlateScore: 525
           
                           
           
                                           
       
     
   
ElektraRecords Views This Week: 15,379,790 -3% Subs This Week: 92,941 | Position Last Week: 22 All-Time Views: 1,595,304,728 | All-Time Subs: 3,618,666 | SlateScore: 582
           
                           
           
                                           
       
     
   
portadosfundos Views This Week: 15,006,446 7% Subs This Week: 156,760 | Position Last Week: 29 All-Time Views: 299,557,832 | All-Time Subs: 3,484,816 | SlateScore: 746
           
                           
           
                                           
       
     
   
HolaSoyGerman Views This Week: 14,900,540 36% Subs This Week: 220,127 | Position Last Week: N/A All-Time Views: 512,267,019 | All-Time Subs: 7,330,835 | SlateScore: 804
           
                           
           
                                           
       
     
   
BlueXephos Views This Week: 14,434,464 -11% Subs This Week: 76,540 | Position Last Week: 21 All-Time Views: 1,963,463,850 | All-Time Subs: 4,916,277 | SlateScore: 857
           
                           
           
                                           
       
     
   
TaylorSwiftVEVO Views This Week: 14,153,739 2% Subs This Week: 88,119 | Position Last Week: 30 All-Time Views: 1,495,091,324 | All-Time Subs: 4,751,466 | SlateScore: 574
           
                           
           
                                           
       
     
   
IGNentertainment Views This Week: 14,147,565 10% Subs This Week: 40,408 | Position Last Week: 35 All-Time Views: 2,455,933,126 | All-Time Subs: 2,901,957 | SlateScore: 761
           
                           
           
                                           
       
     
   
PitbullVEVO Views This Week: 13,855,327 -1% Subs This Week: 47,638 | Position Last Week: 28 All-Time Views: 1,669,647,153 | All-Time Subs: 2,153,927 | SlateScore: 581
           
                           
           
                                           
       
     
   
SelenaGomezVEVO Views This Week: 13,729,121 -12% Subs This Week: 100,645 | Position Last Week: 23 All-Time Views: 1,118,506,901 | All-Time Subs: 2,152,237 | SlateScore: 682
           
                           
           
                                           
       
     
   
machinima Views This Week: 13,713,382 -28% Subs This Week: 105,633 | Position Last Week: 17 All-Time Views: 4,258,053,076 | All-Time Subs: 7,826,816 | SlateScore: 821
           
                           
           
                                           
       
     
   
tseries Views This Week: 13,702,151 -12% Subs This Week: 48,097 | Position Last Week: 25 All-Time Views: 932,055,482 | All-Time Subs: 2,088,815 | SlateScore: 738
           
                           
           
                                           
       
     
   
collegehumor Views This Week: 13,699,744 15% Subs This Week: 52,369 | Position Last Week: 39 All-Time Views: 1,885,984,894 | All-Time Subs: 4,510,979 | SlateScore: 812
           
                           
           
                                           
       
     
   
NBA Views This Week: 13,568,877 5% Subs This Week: 75,595 | Position Last Week: 33 All-Time Views: 1,437,942,578 | All-Time Subs: 3,662,363 | SlateScore: 805
           
                           
           
                                           
       
     
   
davidguettavevo Views This Week: 13,305,427 -2% Subs This Week: 69,673 | Position Last Week: 31 All-Time Views: 1,199,837,303 | All-Time Subs: 3,329,246 | SlateScore: 674
           
                           
           
                                           
       
     
   
TobyGames Views This Week: 13,254,565 -1% Subs This Week: 68,350 | Position Last Week: 32 All-Time Views: 1,167,544,906 | All-Time Subs: 4,412,565 | SlateScore: 843
           
                           
           
                                           
       
     
   
BritainsGotTalent09 Views This Week: 13,117,206 13% Subs This Week: 61,638 | Position Last Week: 40 All-Time Views: 1,347,810,463 | All-Time Subs: 1,031,962 | SlateScore: 697
           
                           
           
                                           
       
     
   
welovekamikaze Views This Week: 12,967,009 9% Subs This Week: 25,078 | Position Last Week: 38 All-Time Views: 525,014,377 | All-Time Subs: 554,724 | SlateScore: 683
           
                           
           
                                           
       
     
   
CALLOFDUTY Views This Week: 12,768,073 81% Subs This Week: 32,499 | Position Last Week: N/A All-Time Views: 377,237,603 | All-Time Subs: 1,403,779 | SlateScore: 687
           
                           
           
                                           
       
     
   
ERB Views This Week: 11,911,876 13% Subs This Week: 214,218 | Position Last Week: 50 All-Time Views: 600,340,953 | All-Time Subs: 5,646,055 | SlateScore: 721
           
                           
           
                                           
       
     
   
KidsTV123 Views This Week: 11,787,099 6% Subs This Week: 17,402 | Position Last Week: 42 All-Time Views: 945,084,890 | All-Time Subs: 642,600 | SlateScore: 540
           
                           
           
                                           
       
     
   
EminemVEVO Views This Week: 11,106,155 1% Subs This Week: 72,179 | Position Last Week: 43 All-Time Views: 2,402,716,333 | All-Time Subs: 4,845,595 | SlateScore: 530
           
                           
           
                                           
       
     
   
beyonceVEVO Views This Week: 10,984,410 3% Subs This Week: 67,283 | Position Last Week: 48 All-Time Views: 1,892,837,142 | All-Time Subs: 2,501,118 | SlateScore: 505
           
                           
           
                                           
       
     
   
JenniferLopezVEVO Views This Week: 10,824,774 -94% Subs This Week: 23,459 | Position Last Week: 11 All-Time Views: 1,575,090,943 | All-Time Subs: 1,517,887 | SlateScore: 548
           
                           
           
                                           
       
     
   
luntik Views This Week: 10,768,193 34% Subs This Week: 6,336 | Position Last Week: N/A All-Time Views: 1,362,484,754 | All-Time Subs: 351,766 | SlateScore: 448
           
                           
           
                                           
       
     
   
SpinninRec Views This Week: 10,512,918 -3% Subs This Week: 20,515 | Position Last Week: 45 All-Time Views: 1,436,265,600 | All-Time Subs: 1,174,962 | SlateScore: 732
           
                           
           
                                           
       
     
   
RRcherrypie Views This Week: 10,408,216 1% Subs This Week: 14,917 | Position Last Week: 51 All-Time Views: 699,735,505 | All-Time Subs: 540,499 | SlateScore: 556
           
                           
           
                                           
       
     
   
NickiMinajAtVEVO Views This Week: 10,391,512 -6% Subs This Week: 71,974 | Position Last Week: 44 All-Time Views: 1,325,785,438 | All-Time Subs: 3,396,232 | SlateScore: 566
           
                           
           
                                           
       
     
   
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