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It's another installment of the weekly Tubefilter Chart of the Top 50 Most Viewed U.S. YouTube Channels and Katy Perry rode on a dark horse to the top.

Chart Toppers

Katy Perry's latest music video release of her single "Dark Horse" bumped her up from the #4 spot in the U.S. last week to the top of the charts in a very big way. The international pop star's single (which was not without its fair share of controversy, which undoubtedly added to its eight-figure view count) helped contribute to her YouTube channel's nearly 77.8 million weekly views.

In second place is Jimmy Fallon and his now eponymous Tonight Show. The former star of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon had a fantastic inaugural week in his new time slot racking up over 46.5 million views in the last seven days. Up next is Shakira, whose recent release of Can't Remember To Forget You featuring Rihanna is still racking up a solid weekly view count despite a 13% dip since the week prior. Her channel ended the timeframe with nearly 44.1 million views.

Consistent chart topper DisneyCollectorBR is up next in the #4 spot. The go-to online video destination for adults playing with children's toys amassed almost 39.7 million views during the week. And rounding out the Top 5 is Beyonce. Queen B's release of "Partition" helped her channel to accumulate more than 34.2 million views in the last seven days.

Top Gainers

The honor of Top Gainer this week goes to a newcomer to the Top 50, The Piano Guys. The Utah-based classical-pop group's all-music rendition of "Let It Go" from Disney's Frozen quickly received seven-digits' worth of views. That propelled The Piano Guys' channel up 200% in views and into the #43 spot in the U.S., with more than 10.6 million views on the week.

Channel Distribution

All in all, the top 50 most viewed U.S. YouTube channels this week amassed a total of 932,020,866 views. Here's the distribution of those channels by multi-channel network:

  • VEVO: 14 channels in the U.S. Top 50, with Katy Perry topping out at #1.
  • Maker Studios: 5 channels in the Top 50, with CaptainSparklez at #34.
  • Machinima: 3 channels in the Top 50 with Machinima's SkyDoesMinecraft at #13.
  • WMG, Zefr: 2 channels each in the Top 50, with WMG's Atlantic Videos at #30 and Zefr's Movieclips Trailers at #16.

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Tubefilter Top 50
The 50 Most Viewed YouTube Channels
This Week • U.S.
Thu, Feb. 20, 2014 - Wed, Feb. 26, 2014
KatyPerryVEVO Views This Week: 77,795,190 105% Subs This Week: 272,389 | Position Last Week: 4 All-Time Views: 2,586,115,499 | All-Time Subs: 10,775,842 | SlateScore: 639
           
                United States            
           
                VEVO                            
       
     
   
latenight Views This Week: 46,500,374 103% Subs This Week: 176,756 | Position Last Week: 14 All-Time Views: 565,288,623 | All-Time Subs: 2,344,946 | SlateScore: 779
           
                United States            
           
                NBCU                            
       
     
   
shakiraVEVO Views This Week: 44,055,799 -13% Subs This Week: 189,124 | Position Last Week: 2 All-Time Views: 2,592,298,309 | All-Time Subs: 2,911,948 | SlateScore: 654
           
                United States            
           
                VEVO                            
       
     
   
DisneyCollectorBR Views This Week: 39,681,997 -1% Subs This Week: 25,090 | Position Last Week: 3 All-Time Views: 1,501,417,289 | All-Time Subs: 1,052,888 | SlateScore: 588
           
                United States            
           
                                           
       
     
   
beyonceVEVO Views This Week: 34,206,462 14% Subs This Week: 120,479 | Position Last Week: 9 All-Time Views: 2,464,778,782 | All-Time Subs: 4,740,099 | SlateScore: 568
           
                United States            
           
                VEVO                            
       
     
   
blucollection Views This Week: 27,064,445 -52% Subs This Week: 13,652 | Position Last Week: 1 All-Time Views: 1,379,899,628 | All-Time Subs: 628,369 | SlateScore: 537
           
                United States            
           
                                           
       
     
   
JustinBieberVEVO Views This Week: 26,805,298 -15% Subs This Week: 128,287 | Position Last Week: 7 All-Time Views: 4,583,335,498 | All-Time Subs: 8,791,057 | SlateScore: 692
           
                United States            
           
                VEVO                            
       
     
   
EminemVEVO Views This Week: 25,060,262 -23% Subs This Week: 123,324 | Position Last Week: 5 All-Time Views: 3,359,461,189 | All-Time Subs: 11,510,054 | SlateScore: 576
           
                United States            
           
                VEVO                            
       
     
   
RihannaVEVO Views This Week: 25,009,927 -10% Subs This Week: 116,574 | Position Last Week: 10 All-Time Views: 4,785,609,393 | All-Time Subs: 13,054,278 | SlateScore: 607
           
                United States            
           
                VEVO                            
       
     
   
TheEllenShow Views This Week: 23,872,821 -25% Subs This Week: 76,566 | Position Last Week: 6 All-Time Views: 3,223,134,568 | All-Time Subs: 8,518,545 | SlateScore: 861
           
                United States            
           
                WarnerBros                            
       
     
   
PitbullVEVO Views This Week: 23,002,522 -16% Subs This Week: 48,089 | Position Last Week: 11 All-Time Views: 2,241,239,933 | All-Time Subs: 3,541,309 | SlateScore: 646
           
                United States            
           
                VEVO                            
       
     
   
WWEFanNation Views This Week: 22,511,525 3% Subs This Week: 46,516 | Position Last Week: 16 All-Time Views: 1,020,763,482 | All-Time Subs: 2,881,355 | SlateScore: 833
           
                United States            
           
                WWE                            
       
     
   
SkyDoesMinecraft Views This Week: 20,889,745 -23% Subs This Week: 191,160 | Position Last Week: 12 All-Time Views: 1,660,007,628 | All-Time Subs: 8,995,908 | SlateScore: 847
           
                United States            
           
                Machinima                            
       
     
   
TheFineBros Views This Week: 20,632,047 20% Subs This Week: 63,781 | Position Last Week: 23 All-Time Views: 1,377,741,435 | All-Time Subs: 7,358,443 | SlateScore: 820
           
                United States            
           
                Fullscreen                            
       
     
   
MileyCyrusVEVO Views This Week: 19,162,713 -14% Subs This Week: 44,412 | Position Last Week: 15 All-Time Views: 1,438,750,019 | All-Time Subs: 6,169,367 | SlateScore: 651
           
                United States            
           
                VEVO                            
       
     
   
movieclipsTRAILERS Views This Week: 18,000,081 -40% Subs This Week: 26,535 | Position Last Week: 8 All-Time Views: 1,627,554,384 | All-Time Subs: 4,757,654 | SlateScore: 786
           
                United States            
           
                Zefr                            
       
     
   
ElektraRecords Views This Week: 17,569,460 -11% Subs This Week: 69,629 | Position Last Week: 19 All-Time Views: 2,187,061,287 | All-Time Subs: 6,531,274 | SlateScore: 618
           
                United States            
           
                                           
       
     
   
iamOTHER Views This Week: 17,499,572 8% Subs This Week: 31,628 | Position Last Week: 26 All-Time Views: 131,204,805 | All-Time Subs: 498,271 | SlateScore: 646
           
                United States            
           
                                           
       
     
   
NBA Views This Week: 16,580,809 -38% Subs This Week: 36,352 | Position Last Week: 13 All-Time Views: 1,954,132,725 | All-Time Subs: 5,301,433 | SlateScore: 855
           
                United States            
           
                                           
       
     
   
RoosterTeeth Views This Week: 16,115,526 -19% Subs This Week: 37,906 | Position Last Week: 18 All-Time Views: 2,789,869,750 | All-Time Subs: 7,159,636 | SlateScore: 868
           
                United States            
           
                Roosterteeth                            
       
     
   
smosh Views This Week: 16,058,539 -11% Subs This Week: 150,966 | Position Last Week: 21 All-Time Views: 3,022,648,939 | All-Time Subs: 16,839,732 | SlateScore: 801
           
                United States            
           
                DEFY                            
       
     
   
JimmyKimmelLive Views This Week: 15,884,769 11% Subs This Week: 32,673 | Position Last Week: 34 All-Time Views: 1,228,354,880 | All-Time Subs: 3,896,656 | SlateScore: 822
           
                United States            
           
                ABC                            
       
     
   
SeaNanners Views This Week: 15,620,530 -5% Subs This Week: 39,585 | Position Last Week: 25 All-Time Views: 829,169,694 | All-Time Subs: 4,136,118 | SlateScore: 800
           
                United States            
           
                Omnia Media                            
       
     
   
EnriqueIglesiasVEVO Views This Week: 15,513,097 -15% Subs This Week: 46,814 | Position Last Week: 20 All-Time Views: 1,395,697,302 | All-Time Subs: 1,830,302 | SlateScore: 629
           
                United States            
           
                VEVO                            
       
     
   
movieclips Views This Week: 14,597,142 -5% Subs This Week: 10,304 | Position Last Week: 29 All-Time Views: 1,500,651,185 | All-Time Subs: 1,404,811 | SlateScore: 515
           
                United States            
           
                Zefr                            
       
     
   
collegehumor Views This Week: 14,508,240 -13% Subs This Week: 66,407 | Position Last Week: 24 All-Time Views: 2,295,057,301 | All-Time Subs: 6,017,446 | SlateScore: 797
           
                United States            
           
                CollegeHumor                            
       
     
   
BuzzFeedVideo Views This Week: 13,850,361 -35% Subs This Week: 31,514 | Position Last Week: 17 All-Time Views: 533,467,179 | All-Time Subs: 1,608,763 | SlateScore: 681
           
                United States            
           
                                           
       
     
   
IGNentertainment Views This Week: 13,706,510 -12% Subs This Week: 21,796 | Position Last Week: 28 All-Time Views: 3,019,153,994 | All-Time Subs: 4,276,604 | SlateScore: 811
           
                United States            
           
                IGN                            
       
     
   
DemiLovatoVEVO Views This Week: 13,690,738 -21% Subs This Week: 41,387 | Position Last Week: 22 All-Time Views: 740,558,534 | All-Time Subs: 4,468,215 | SlateScore: 633
           
                United States            
           
                VEVO                            
       
     
   
AtlanticVideos Views This Week: 13,513,519 -12% Subs This Week: 19,844 | Position Last Week: 31 All-Time Views: 2,870,590,099 | All-Time Subs: 1,812,038 | SlateScore: 632
           
                United States            
           
                WMG                            
       
     
   
SuperSimpleSongs Views This Week: 13,373,194 -7% Subs This Week: 11,768 | Position Last Week: 33 All-Time Views: 1,286,308,767 | All-Time Subs: 900,326 | SlateScore: 559
           
                United States            
           
                                           
       
     
   
OneRepublicVEVO Views This Week: 12,632,700 -18% Subs This Week: 32,202 | Position Last Week: 30 All-Time Views: 555,742,891 | All-Time Subs: 1,313,217 | SlateScore: 601
           
                United States            
           
                VEVO                            
       
     
   
RomeoSantosVEVO Views This Week: 12,404,244 -6% Subs This Week: 56,073 | Position Last Week: 39 All-Time Views: 495,530,965 | All-Time Subs: 1,907,340 | SlateScore: 480
           
                United States            
           
                VEVO                            
       
     
   
CaptainSparklez Views This Week: 12,073,528 -15% Subs This Week: 73,961 | Position Last Week: 35 All-Time Views: 1,281,856,286 | All-Time Subs: 6,969,548 | SlateScore: 855
           
                United States            
           
                Maker Studios                            
       
     
   
failarmy Views This Week: 11,665,584 25% Subs This Week: 40,990 | Position Last Week: N/A All-Time Views: 861,414,846 | All-Time Subs: 4,637,170 | SlateScore: 650
           
                United States            
           
                                           
       
     
   
machinima Views This Week: 11,624,293 -10% Subs This Week: 39,699 | Position Last Week: 41 All-Time Views: 4,788,936,951 | All-Time Subs: 10,837,780 | SlateScore: 863
           
                United States            
           
                Machinima                            
       
     
   
speedyw03 Views This Week: 11,420,616 -22% Subs This Week: 72,313 | Position Last Week: 32 All-Time Views: 711,012,248 | All-Time Subs: 5,622,308 | SlateScore: 834
           
                United States            
           
                BroadbandTV                            
       
     
   
teamcoco Views This Week: 11,398,191 -1% Subs This Week: 24,385 | Position Last Week: 49 All-Time Views: 553,813,545 | All-Time Subs: 1,453,771 | SlateScore: 773
           
                United States            
           
                                           
       
     
   
mothergooseclub Views This Week: 11,121,526 -12% Subs This Week: 10,646 | Position Last Week: 43 All-Time Views: 613,596,470 | All-Time Subs: 629,811 | SlateScore: 554
           
                United States            
           
                                           
       
     
   
theRadBrad Views This Week: 10,854,273 -11% Subs This Week: 35,843 | Position Last Week: 45 All-Time Views: 754,132,318 | All-Time Subs: 2,318,294 | SlateScore: 816
           
                United States            
           
                Machinima                            
       
     
   
JasonDerulo Views This Week: 10,786,134 -16% Subs This Week: 25,536 | Position Last Week: 42 All-Time Views: 948,235,280 | All-Time Subs: 1,448,790 | SlateScore: 624
           
                United States            
           
                WMG                            
       
     
   
PTXofficial Views This Week: 10,762,153 21% Subs This Week: 89,799 | Position Last Week: N/A All-Time Views: 354,538,827 | All-Time Subs: 4,960,153 | SlateScore: 664
           
                United States            
           
                                           
       
     
   
ThePianoGuys Views This Week: 10,602,047 200% Subs This Week: 70,151 | Position Last Week: N/A All-Time Views: 402,196,843 | All-Time Subs: 2,638,755 | SlateScore: 626
           
                United States            
           
                                           
       
     
   
venturiantale Views This Week: 10,564,465 -23% Subs This Week: 10,459 | Position Last Week: 37 All-Time Views: 432,360,314 | All-Time Subs: 769,109 | SlateScore: 667
           
                United States            
           
                Maker Studios                            
       
     
   
TaylorSwiftVEVO Views This Week: 10,562,149 -13% Subs This Week: 45,536 | Position Last Week: 46 All-Time Views: 1,962,953,467 | All-Time Subs: 7,310,342 | SlateScore: 618
           
                United States            
           
                VEVO                            
       
     
   
markiplierGAME Views This Week: 10,520,117 -23% Subs This Week: 55,229 | Position Last Week: 38 All-Time Views: 366,135,061 | All-Time Subs: 1,681,614 | SlateScore: 728
           
                United States            
           
                Maker Studios                            
       
     
   
LadyGagaVEVO Views This Week: 10,457,826 0% Subs This Week: 22,497 | Position Last Week: N/A All-Time Views: 2,695,430,360 | All-Time Subs: 4,459,477 | SlateScore: 631
           
                United States            
           
                VEVO                            
       
     
   
BFvsGF Views This Week: 10,391,096 -21% Subs This Week: 29,897 | Position Last Week: 40 All-Time Views: 680,961,957 | All-Time Subs: 3,038,796 | SlateScore: 841
           
                United States            
           
                                           
       
     
   
evantubehd Views This Week: 10,082,739 -11% Subs This Week: 10,903 | Position Last Week: 50 All-Time Views: 441,385,428 | All-Time Subs: 475,818 | SlateScore: 598
           
                United States            
           
                Maker Studios                            
       
     
   
TobyGames Views This Week: 9,763,971 -16% Subs This Week: 23,306 | Position Last Week: 48 All-Time Views: 1,611,359,829 | All-Time Subs: 6,364,358 | SlateScore: 849
           
                United States            
           
                Maker Studios                            
       
     
   
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