On March 1, 2014, Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg’s PewDiePie YouTube channel achieved its 24 millionth subscriber. Two days later, Kjellberg told his fans by way of a personal vlog that he was going to scale back, saying he needed to take at least one day off a week from making videos. “Being the biggest channel on YouTube can be overwhelming sometimes,” Kjellberg revealed to the camera and his fan base (aka Bro Army) before stating how “there is more to life than just making videos.” But in the less than two weeks since Kjellberg gave his latest address on the state of PewDiePie, he’s been as prolific in terms of online video creation as ever.
Kjellberg’s uploaded no less than 18 videos since March 4. His channel also hit the 25 million YouTube subscribers mark along the way.
PewDiePie officially passed the 25,000,0000 subscriber threshold on March 15, 2014, just 14 days after the channel hit the 24 million subscriber mark. That rate of one million subscribers every 14 days is down slightly from his previous rate of one million subscribers every 13 days, but not by much. PewDiePie still racked up approximately 71,428 new subs per day, 2,976 per hour, 49 per minute, and one new subscriber every 1.2 seconds during the two-week timeframe.
But subscribers aren’t the only thing PewDiePie’s scoring. The channel received over 74 million views in the last week alone.
Fantastic PewDiePie illustration by FlossyZebra.