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A Floridian vlog channel that turned in surprising results in last week’s ranking of YouTube’s most-viewed channels repeated its chart-topping results over the past seven days. Meanwhile, other family-friendly channels continue to draw huge viewership, and further down in our US-only chart, a new visual album moved the needle.
Vlad and Niki, which offers the adventures of two Russian-American boys to an audience of more than 47 million subscribers, was once again the week’s most-viewed US-based YouTube channel. Over seven days, the Florida-based hub earned 859 million views, which was more than any other channel that flies the stars and stripes.
There was no dearth of content for children and toddlers in this week’s American top five. Though Vlad and Niki, Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes, Kids Diana Show, and Like Nastya all received fewer views this week than they did during the seven days prior, they all added at least 445 million new views apiece. Cocomelon finished second in our most recent US-only chart, with a total of 747.8 million weekly views. Right behind it was Kids Diana Show, which held the #3 position in earned in last week’s American ranking, thanks to its 605.3 million weekly views. The #4 finisher in this week’s family-friendly superfecta was Like Nastya, which maintained its hold on the #4 spot thanks to 447.9 million weekly views.
It seems as if each week’s US-only chart writeup includes this same sentence: WWE finished #5. The wrestling entertainment destination once again snagged fifth place after a week in which it received 333.5 million views, an increase of 16% over the previous seven-day period.
A new music video from a pop star is often all that star needs to crack the top 50 in our weekly US-only chart. A whole visual album, then, is icing on the cake. When Taylor Swift announced on July 23 that she was dropping a surprise new album called Folklore, there was little doubt that her fresh collection of songs would make a big impact with her listeners. Swift’s YouTube channel is one of the epicenters of her Folklore content push. In addition to a music video for the song “Cardigan,” which has received more than 27 million views, Swift has also shared individual lyric videos for 16 tracks from Folklore, and all those clips have received millions of views, too.
So just how big has Swift’s new collection of lo-fi jams been? Her official VEVO channel received 99.4 million views over seven days. That’s nearly four times as many views as it scooped up in seven days before that, and it led the Pennsylvania-born singer-songwriter to 17th place in our US-only chart. And keep in mind that she posted those numbers even though nearly half of the measured period had already elapsed by the time she announced Folklore. Tay is a pretty big deal.