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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 is still on top.

Chart Toppers

Katy Perry's recent release of the lyric video to her latest single "Birthday" helped to net her channel over 59 million views on the week and keep it up in the #1 spot in the U.S. for its ninth week in a row. Next in the #2 position is once again DisneyCollectorBR. The online video collection of children's toys racked up over 46 million views on the week.

In the #3 spot is WWE Fan Nation. The YouTube destination for all things World Wrestling Entertainment maintained its position within the ring of the Top 5 with more than 32.4 million views on the week. Shakira comes in next at fourth place. The Voice judge's recent release of "Empire" is still getting plays and helped her channel end the week with more than 29.9 million views. And rounding out the U.S. Top 5 is TheFineBros, with more than 29.8 million views in the last seven days.

Top Gainers

The honor of Top Gainer in the U.S. this week goes to X-Men Movies. The YouTube repository for all of the official trailers (in a variety of languages) for the upcoming X-Men: Days Of Future Past flick witnessed an extraordinary week-over-week increase in views of 605%. That uptick was due to the release of Official Trailer #3, which helped push the channel up to the #34 spot in the U.S. and more than 14.4 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 972,240,781 views. Here's the distribution of those channels by multi-channel network:

  • VEVO: 16 channels in the U.S. Top 50, with Katy Perry topping out at #1.
  • Fullscreen, Maker Studios: 3 channels each the Top 50, with Fullscreen's TheFineBros. at #5 and Maker's markiplierGAME at #24.
  • DEFY Media, Machinima, Zefr: 2 channels in the Top 50, with Defy's Smosh at #19, Machinima's SkyDoesMinecraft at #17, and Zefr's MovieclipsTrailers at #7.

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Tubefilter Top 50
The 50 Most Viewed YouTube Channels
This Week • U.S.
Thu, Apr. 17, 2014 - Wed, Apr. 23, 2014
KatyPerryVEVO Views This Week: 59,043,770 -4% Subs This Week: 113,842 | Position Last Week: 1 All-Time Views: 3,049,798,383 | All-Time Subs: 12,074,205 | SlateScore: 641
           
                United States            
           
                VEVO                            
       
     
   
DisneyCollectorBR Views This Week: 46,017,336 6% Subs This Week: 26,985 | Position Last Week: 2 All-Time Views: 1,852,111,271 | All-Time Subs: 1,270,461 | SlateScore: 590
           
                United States            
           
                                           
       
     
   
WWEFanNation Views This Week: 32,404,267 -20% Subs This Week: 47,983 | Position Last Week: 3 All-Time Views: 1,257,482,345 | All-Time Subs: 3,250,772 | SlateScore: 838
           
                United States            
           
                WWE                            
       
     
   
shakiraVEVO Views This Week: 29,935,904 -1% Subs This Week: 55,631 | Position Last Week: 4 All-Time Views: 2,866,586,924 | All-Time Subs: 3,672,560 | SlateScore: 652
           
                United States            
           
                VEVO                            
       
     
   
TheFineBros Views This Week: 29,822,067 9% Subs This Week: 101,094 | Position Last Week: 5 All-Time Views: 1,571,956,343 | All-Time Subs: 8,081,173 | SlateScore: 804
           
                United States            
           
                Fullscreen                            
       
     
   
collegehumor Views This Week: 26,522,077 10% Subs This Week: 98,323 | Position Last Week: 8 All-Time Views: 2,498,885,881 | All-Time Subs: 6,849,022 | SlateScore: 800
           
                United States            
           
                CollegeHumor                            
       
     
   
movieclipsTRAILERS Views This Week: 26,211,996 5% Subs This Week: 24,465 | Position Last Week: 7 All-Time Views: 1,825,221,635 | All-Time Subs: 4,979,440 | SlateScore: 794
           
                United States            
           
                Zefr                            
       
     
   
TheEllenShow Views This Week: 25,955,801 54% Subs This Week: 40,868 | Position Last Week: 23 All-Time Views: 3,460,747,856 | All-Time Subs: 9,026,991 | SlateScore: 851
           
                United States            
           
                WarnerBros                            
       
     
   
NBA Views This Week: 24,959,080 50% Subs This Week: 39,369 | Position Last Week: 25 All-Time Views: 2,087,150,177 | All-Time Subs: 5,514,739 | SlateScore: 854
           
                United States            
           
                                           
       
     
   
EminemVEVO Views This Week: 23,324,614 4% Subs This Week: 64,704 | Position Last Week: 9 All-Time Views: 3,559,416,594 | All-Time Subs: 12,162,166 | SlateScore: 499
           
                United States            
           
                VEVO                            
       
     
   
EnriqueIglesiasVEVO Views This Week: 22,880,557 17% Subs This Week: 46,736 | Position Last Week: 12 All-Time Views: 1,536,618,218 | All-Time Subs: 2,151,369 | SlateScore: 649
           
                United States            
           
                VEVO                            
       
     
   
RihannaVEVO Views This Week: 22,776,896 18% Subs This Week: 60,300 | Position Last Week: 13 All-Time Views: 4,964,372,039 | All-Time Subs: 13,647,986 | SlateScore: 607
           
                United States            
           
                VEVO                            
       
     
   
PitbullVEVO Views This Week: 22,504,899 -16% Subs This Week: 37,225 | Position Last Week: 6 All-Time Views: 2,424,742,825 | All-Time Subs: 3,865,096 | SlateScore: 641
           
                United States            
           
                VEVO                            
       
     
   
beyonceVEVO Views This Week: 21,857,929 10% Subs This Week: 39,875 | Position Last Week: 10 All-Time Views: 2,687,785,522 | All-Time Subs: 5,248,691 | SlateScore: 544
           
                United States            
           
                VEVO                            
       
     
   
iamOTHER Views This Week: 20,943,357 6% Subs This Week: 31,514 | Position Last Week: 11 All-Time Views: 296,072,106 | All-Time Subs: 781,285 | SlateScore: 640
           
                United States            
           
                                           
       
     
   
RoosterTeeth Views This Week: 20,937,796 18% Subs This Week: 28,062 | Position Last Week: 20 All-Time Views: 2,930,512,321 | All-Time Subs: 7,427,400 | SlateScore: 853
           
                United States            
           
                Roosterteeth                            
       
     
   
SkyDoesMinecraft Views This Week: 20,017,537 4% Subs This Week: 49,812 | Position Last Week: 14 All-Time Views: 1,832,616,234 | All-Time Subs: 9,690,210 | SlateScore: 853
           
                United States            
           
                Machinima                            
       
     
   
JustinBieberVEVO Views This Week: 19,863,032 5% Subs This Week: 53,073 | Position Last Week: 16 All-Time Views: 4,755,056,421 | All-Time Subs: 9,285,592 | SlateScore: 639
           
                United States            
           
                VEVO                            
       
     
   
smosh Views This Week: 19,595,712 12% Subs This Week: 74,364 | Position Last Week: 21 All-Time Views: 3,162,202,000 | All-Time Subs: 17,518,686 | SlateScore: 789
           
                United States            
           
                DEFY                            
       
     
   
disneyanimation Views This Week: 19,051,252 1% Subs This Week: 38,487 | Position Last Week: 19 All-Time Views: 520,254,217 | All-Time Subs: 1,087,274 | SlateScore: 631
           
                United States            
           
                Disney                            
       
     
   
popularmmos Views This Week: 18,972,331 18% Subs This Week: 44,152 | Position Last Week: 26 All-Time Views: 273,448,732 | All-Time Subs: 730,990 | SlateScore: 670
           
                United States            
           
                Fullscreen                            
       
     
   
ChrisBrownVEVO Views This Week: 18,763,668 0% Subs This Week: 44,297 | Position Last Week: 17 All-Time Views: 2,067,217,081 | All-Time Subs: 4,186,844 | SlateScore: 550
           
                United States            
           
                VEVO                            
       
     
   
BuzzFeedVideo Views This Week: 18,631,213 -1% Subs This Week: 47,028 | Position Last Week: 18 All-Time Views: 658,185,573 | All-Time Subs: 1,946,544 | SlateScore: 692
           
                United States            
           
                                           
       
     
   
markiplierGAME Views This Week: 17,080,792 14% Subs This Week: 66,291 | Position Last Week: 29 All-Time Views: 476,268,041 | All-Time Subs: 2,189,784 | SlateScore: 738
           
                United States            
           
                Maker Studios                            
       
     
   
DemiLovatoVEVO Views This Week: 16,323,945 15% Subs This Week: 42,275 | Position Last Week: 32 All-Time Views: 861,073,509 | All-Time Subs: 4,800,858 | SlateScore: 674
           
                United States            
           
                VEVO                            
       
     
   
MileyCyrusVEVO Views This Week: 16,173,001 39% Subs This Week: 21,586 | Position Last Week: 47 All-Time Views: 1,561,385,624 | All-Time Subs: 6,400,093 | SlateScore: 623
           
                United States            
           
                VEVO                            
       
     
   
SeaNanners Views This Week: 15,715,381 16% Subs This Week: 24,185 | Position Last Week: 35 All-Time Views: 941,502,282 | All-Time Subs: 4,370,422 | SlateScore: 807
           
                United States            
           
                Omnia Media                            
       
     
   
blucollection Views This Week: 15,197,929 -1% Subs This Week: 6,682 | Position Last Week: 27 All-Time Views: 1,487,083,001 | All-Time Subs: 691,670 | SlateScore: 561
           
                United States            
           
                                           
       
     
   
davidguettavevo Views This Week: 15,126,556 14% Subs This Week: 29,121 | Position Last Week: 37 All-Time Views: 1,742,667,919 | All-Time Subs: 5,141,841 | SlateScore: 622
           
                United States            
           
                VEVO                            
       
     
   
RomeoSantosVEVO Views This Week: 14,918,550 0% Subs This Week: 31,121 | Position Last Week: 28 All-Time Views: 621,522,518 | All-Time Subs: 2,236,000 | SlateScore: 591
           
                United States            
           
                VEVO                            
       
     
   
SuperSimpleSongs Views This Week: 14,908,979 7% Subs This Week: 11,196 | Position Last Week: 34 All-Time Views: 1,397,713,356 | All-Time Subs: 994,966 | SlateScore: 563
           
                United States            
           
                                           
       
     
   
movieclips Views This Week: 14,804,738 31% Subs This Week: 9,816 | Position Last Week: 49 All-Time Views: 1,605,920,969 | All-Time Subs: 1,482,156 | SlateScore: 526
           
                United States            
           
                Zefr                            
       
     
   
IGNentertainment Views This Week: 14,663,417 9% Subs This Week: 19,360 | Position Last Week: 36 All-Time Views: 3,129,718,379 | All-Time Subs: 4,464,226 | SlateScore: 810
           
                United States            
           
                IGN                            
       
     
   
xmenmovies Views This Week: 14,420,522 605% Subs This Week: 13,084 | Position Last Week: N/A All-Time Views: 87,585,358 | All-Time Subs: 130,056 | SlateScore: 539
           
                United States            
           
                                           
       
     
   
CaptainSparklez Views This Week: 14,341,067 19% Subs This Week: 34,528 | Position Last Week: 45 All-Time Views: 1,380,972,058 | All-Time Subs: 7,350,536 | SlateScore: 867
           
                United States            
           
                Maker Studios                            
       
     
   
AtlanticVideos Views This Week: 14,102,370 9% Subs This Week: 18,777 | Position Last Week: 38 All-Time Views: 2,977,377,629 | All-Time Subs: 1,967,226 | SlateScore: 638
           
                United States            
           
                WMG                            
       
     
   
SmoshGames Views This Week: 14,031,300 14% Subs This Week: 37,423 | Position Last Week: 40 All-Time Views: 685,099,987 | All-Time Subs: 4,190,566 | SlateScore: 819
           
                United States            
           
                DEFY                            
       
     
   
CalvinHarrisVEVO Views This Week: 13,995,347 0% Subs This Week: 36,912 | Position Last Week: 33 All-Time Views: 609,582,639 | All-Time Subs: 1,897,511 | SlateScore: 517
           
                United States            
           
                VEVO                            
       
     
   
NBCTheVoice Views This Week: 13,913,227 48% Subs This Week: 33,891 | Position Last Week: N/A All-Time Views: 504,554,825 | All-Time Subs: 1,289,242 | SlateScore: 753
           
                United States            
           
                NBCU                            
       
     
   
ElektraRecords Views This Week: 13,541,714 -5% Subs This Week: 39,063 | Position Last Week: 31 All-Time Views: 2,311,928,005 | All-Time Subs: 6,927,928 | SlateScore: 617
           
                United States            
           
                                           
       
     
   
BartBaKer Views This Week: 13,497,012 13% Subs This Week: 63,171 | Position Last Week: 46 All-Time Views: 613,730,173 | All-Time Subs: 2,719,084 | SlateScore: 631
           
                United States            
           
                Maker Studios                            
       
     
   
HISHEdotcom Views This Week: 13,474,690 24% Subs This Week: 81,121 | Position Last Week: N/A All-Time Views: 703,799,331 | All-Time Subs: 3,505,784 | SlateScore: 626
           
                United States            
           
                Starz                            
       
     
   
SSundee Views This Week: 13,300,889 7% Subs This Week: 44,564 | Position Last Week: 39 All-Time Views: 286,338,729 | All-Time Subs: 2,401,907 | SlateScore: 803
           
                United States            
           
                Fullscreen                            
       
     
   
mothergooseclub Views This Week: 13,240,778 8% Subs This Week: 10,508 | Position Last Week: 42 All-Time Views: 713,164,325 | All-Time Subs: 713,624 | SlateScore: 555
           
                United States            
           
                                           
       
     
   
BFvsGF Views This Week: 13,212,227 15% Subs This Week: 38,125 | Position Last Week: 48 All-Time Views: 767,448,425 | All-Time Subs: 3,311,884 | SlateScore: 843
           
                United States            
           
                                           
       
     
   
BuzzFeedYellow Views This Week: 13,090,959 -22% Subs This Week: 30,693 | Position Last Week: 24 All-Time Views: 270,188,535 | All-Time Subs: 907,496 | SlateScore: 660
           
                United States            
           
                                           
       
     
   
LadyGagaVEVO Views This Week: 12,505,886 2% Subs This Week: 24,734 | Position Last Week: 41 All-Time Views: 2,811,028,037 | All-Time Subs: 4,737,782 | SlateScore: 644
           
                United States            
           
                VEVO                            
       
     
   
OneRepublicVEVO Views This Week: 12,062,630 10% Subs This Week: 27,728 | Position Last Week: N/A All-Time Views: 650,533,908 | All-Time Subs: 1,552,581 | SlateScore: 612
           
                United States            
           
                VEVO                            
       
     
   
speedyw03 Views This Week: 11,865,622 5% Subs This Week: 23,201 | Position Last Week: 50 All-Time Views: 804,776,108 | All-Time Subs: 5,892,065 | SlateScore: 829
           
                United States            
           
                BroadbandTV                            
       
     
   
theRadBrad Views This Week: 11,738,162 13% Subs This Week: 33,219 | Position Last Week: N/A All-Time Views: 855,066,224 | All-Time Subs: 2,641,756 | SlateScore: 835
           
                United States            
           
                Machinima                            
       
     
   
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