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It takes a lot of work to reach the top 50 in our US channels-only Tubefilter charts. Even the #50 channel on our list received 54.3 million views in a week. To achieve that level of success requires dedication, consistency, and a nose for the cultural zeitgeist. But even that massive figure pales in comparison to the numbers pulled by a children’s animation juggernaut, which continues to hold the top spot in our star-spangled ranking.
Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes received 834.2 million YouTube views this week. While that represents a 5% drop from the viewership the California-based studio amassed last week, it was still more than enough to dominate both our global and US-only charts. The second-best American channel in the ranking, children’s vlog Like Nastya, managed less than 75% of Cocomelon’s total, counting 575.7 million views over the most recent measured period. Kids DianaShow turned the top three into a triumvirate of family-friendly fare by receiving 556.7 million views this week.
The final two positions in the top five went to a pair of well-known American brands. One of them, Movieclips, held its position at #4 by using an arsenal of film footage to amass 368.2 million views over seven days. That was about 50 million views better than the #5 finisher in this week’s US chart, WWE. The pro wrestling organization, long a YouTube favorite, scooped up 318.9 million views in one week, which helped it move up one spot in our ranking.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic made its way to American shores, news channels have seen a sharp uptick in viewership, as US viewers cling to trusted sources for updates about the spread and severity of the coronavirus. Last week, five YouTube channels linked to major American media organizations made it into our top 50, and this week, one of those channels further established itself as a Top Gainer, moving from 50th place up to 22nd.
The news hub in question is Inside Edition, which tallied 70.2 million weekly views in our latest chart, a 26% week-over-week increase. While coronavirus-related videos were certainly popular choices over at the CBS-owned destination, so was this widely-watched clip about a violent home invasion. As the old saying goes, if it bleeds, it leads.
Oh, and speaking of viral content, Joe Exotic showed up on the Inside Edition channel this week, too. It looks like CBS utilized footage from a nine-year-old interview with Exotic to harness the current wave of Tiger King mania.