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There’s little doubt that T-Series is still the most viewed YouTube channel in the world on a day-to-day basis, but due to some technical chicanery, the Indian entertainment hub has ceded its spot at the top of our charts. Instead, a children’s animation studio gets a temporary hold in the #1 position.
T-Series is completely absent from this week’s charts due to the way data is counted for our charts. On March 18, the channel’s owners either deleted a number of videos (likely), made them private (also likely), or the uploads got caught up in some copyright limbo (unlikely given the sheer number). As a result, T-Series’ overall view count dropped by more than 679 million in a day, pushing it off our charts entirely.
As a result, perennial Tubefilter chart runner-up Cocomelon took the top spot in this week’s ranking. The children’s animation studio fell approximately 26,000 views shy of 750 million over the past seven days. Two more American channels catering to children moved up to the second and third positions, which were filled by vlog channels Like Nastya (680.4 million views this week) and Kids Diana Show (553.1 million views), respectively.
SET India, a South Asian arm of Sony Entertainment Television, was the only non-American channel in this week’s top five, notching 432.4 million views to reach fourth place. Rounding up the chart’s uppermost tier was Movieclips, which rode its assortment of film-related videos to 365.8 million views and the number-five spot.
Last week, the coronavirus outbreak had a more significant impact on our US-only chart than on our global one, but over the past seven days, the continued threat of COVID-19 has directed mass viewership to a handful of hubs. One channel that has seen a sharp uptick in traffic is Tez, the official digital home of Hindi station Tez TV.
As India embarks on a nationwide lockdown in an attempt to curb the spread of coronavirus, local viewers have flocked to Tez for updates on the disease. One video has received 5.4 million views, and the channel as a whole has received 111.9 million views over the past seven days. That’s good for a 139% increase over our previous chart as well as a jump from 203rd place to 36th.
Here’s a breakdown of the Top 50 Most Viewed channels this week in terms of their countries of origin:
India: 16 channels in the Top 50.
United States: 13 channels in the Top 50.
Russia: 4 channels in the Top 50.
Canada, Thailand, Brazil, The United Kingdom, and South Korea: 2 channels in the Top 50.
Argentina, Pakistan, Puerto Rico, The Philippines, Vietnam, Turkey, and Romania: 1 channel each in the Top 50.