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In a week in which a children’s entertainment channel set records on YouTube, the US edition of our Top 50 chart didn’t see much significant movement. The top five channels in the chart were unchanged from last week, and only five channels that were outside of the Top 50 seven days cracked the latest installment of our American ranking.
In this week’s global Tubefilter chart, I did my best to put the achievements of Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes into perspective, but our US-only chart further highlights the enormity of one billion views per week. If half of the 1.06 billion views Cocomelon received over seven days immediately disappeared, the Southern Californian animation studio would still be the third most-popular American channel on YouTube. As things stand now, fellow children’s channel Kids Diana Show comes in a distant second, albeit with an impressive weekly view count of 659.9 million.
The only channel in the top five that saw its viewership decline from last week was Like Nastya, which remained the third most-viewed American channel despite a 6% viewership drop. Its 548.3 million views eclipsed the 459.6 million views achieved by another family-friendly hub, Vlad and Nikita, over the same period. The only channel in the top five not directed at young children was the number-five finisher. The official YouTube home of the WWE received 389.6 million views over seven days, a 16% week-over-week increase.
Since 2006, the MTV comedy show Wild N’ Out has given rappers, actors, comedians, YouTubers, and other celebrities the chance to diss host Nick Cannon about his subpar acting career and his failed marriage to the legendary Mariah Carey. What strategies have allowed this silliness to endure for 15 seasons and more than 200 episodes? Well, the show’s success on YouTube certainly hasn’t hurt. Over the past few years, MTV has embraced Wild N’ Out‘s success on YouTube by bringing internet-famous stars (such as Timothy DeLaGhetto and King Bach) into its cast.
The Viacom-owned channel has also given Wild N’ Out its own YouTube channel, and clips released on that hub have proved quite popular. In the past week, viewership on those videos has surged by 33%. Powered by that boost, the official Wild N’ Out channel received 53.6 million views over seven days, which was the 47th-best total among channels based in the United States. Even the primary MTV YouTube channel can’t count viewership that high.
Some of the most popular Wild N’ Out videos are compilations that remind viewers of the best jokes, insults, beefs, and musical numbers in the show’s history. One such compilation, which runs for nearly an hour, received more than 3.1 million views in the first eight days after its release.