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This week, the US-only edition of our Tubefilter Top 50 saw a few old favorites enter into the ranking, but at the top of the heap, there was little movement. The top five channels in the chart were almost entirely unchanged, with a SoCal animation studio continuing to lead the way.
Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes saw its viewership drop just 1% from last week, and it still has a comfortable viewership lead over all other channels, American and otherwise. That said, it was a particularly memorable 1% drop, as it brought Cocomelon below 900 million weekly views, leaving it with a seven-day tally of 899.6 million hits. The battle for second place, as discussed in this week’s global chart, is tantalizingly close, with just a few hundred thousand views separating family-friendly destinations Like Nastya and Kids Diana Show. In the end, it was Like Nastya that moved up to #2, thanks to its 569.89 million weekly views. Kids Diana Show, with 569.62 million weekly views, had to settle for third.
The rest of the top five was completely unchanged from last week. Another children’s vlog, Vlad and Niki, is flirting with the 400 million view milestone. It finished the week with 398.9 million views, a 20% increase over the previous seven-day period. The #5 channel in our US chart was the official YouTube home of the WWE, a perennial player in these rankings. This week, it received 309.7 million views, about six million higher than sixth-place finisher Movieclips.
Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen news channels move into our Top 50 thanks to the information they provide about COVID-19. Now, the coronavirus outbreak and the social distancing associated with it are propelling scripted content up the charts as well.
Our old friends over at Dude Perfect, who recently entered the second decade of their Frisco, Texas-based YouTube operation, found their way into this week’s ranking after releasing an episode of their Stereotypes series related to the quarantine. The clip, which makes fun of the strange behaviors that crop up when people are stuck in their houses all day, has received more than 15 million views since it was released on April 27. As a result, the Dude Perfect channel picked up 81.7 million views this week, a 70% week-over-week increase and the 22nd highest total in the US across the past seven days.
The video is the latest piece of good news for Dude Perfect, which has only seen its star rise since its members started draining trick shots during their Texas A&M days. The channel recently passed 50 million subscribers and now counts upwards of ten billion lifetime views.