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Just a week ago, a children’s entertainment channel seemed like it might never relinquish its hold on the top spot in our Tubefilter charts. That aura of invincibility has now disappeared. There’s a new #1 channel in this week’s global ranking, though it’s one of the most familiar hubs we’ve discussed in this space over the years.
T-Series is back on top. The Indian entertainment hub earned the #1 spot in our global ranking by earning 890.9 million views over the past seven days. That was good for a 7% increase over the South Asian channel’s previous total, and it was about 2.8 million more views than the total received over the same period by Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes, which ended the week with 888.1 million views.
That was a 20% drop from the mark the children’s animation studio registered a week ago, and the drop was steep enough to bring Cocomelon below the billion-view benchmark it had eclipsed in each of the previous three weeks. Perhaps, in a world that is beginning to open back up, parents can spend less time finding entertainment for their young children, which would be a logical explanation for Cocomelon’s downward dip.
Like Cocomelon, channels three through five in this week’s global chart are all registered in America and all deliver family-friendly content. Kids Diana Show held the #3 position after earning 603 million views over seven days, while Like Nastya jumped up two spots to #4 thanks to 557.3 million weekly views, a 21% increase over its previous total. Vlad and Niki rounded out the top five by scoring 531.5 million weekly views, which accounted for an 11% week-over-week increase.
Jimmy “MrBeast” Donaldson is back. The North Carolina-born star, who has been a consistent presence at the top of the YouTube ladder since he exploded onto the online video scene in 2017, surged in this week’s top 50 thanks to the popularity of a few new videos.
As per usual, Donaldson’s latest content involves a number of extravagant stunts. In one recent video, which received more than 25 million views in its first nine days of activity, Donaldson spent 50 hours in solitary confinement. In another, he challenged two of his friends to compete against each other in a Lego tower construction contest. 10 million bricks later, a winner emerged and claimed Donaldson’s $50,000 prize.
In total, the MrBeast channel received 152.2 million views this week, good for a 48% increase over the previous measurement period and a jump from 60th place in our charts up to 26th place. If only those views could turn into Lego bricks and stack on top of one another — they’d creative the tallest tower of all.
Here’s a breakdown of the Top 50 Most Viewed channels this week in terms of their countries of origin:
United States: 18 channels in the Top 50.
India: 12 channels in the Top 50.
Russia and South Korea: 3 channels in the Top 50.
Argentina, Canada, and The Philippines: 2 channels each in the Top 50.
Brazil, Colombia, Jordan, Romania, Turkey, Vietnam, United Arab Emirates, and United Kingdom: 1 channel each in the Top 50.