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Indian and American channels continue to dominate our ranking of the Top 50 channels on YouTube. This week, an indefatigable South Asian content hub received more views than any other YouTube channel, while destinations catering to babies, toddlers, and young children continue to rack up tens of millions of views at a time.
T-Series was briefly bumped from the top spot of this chart two weeks ago, but it has since returned to its perch as the most-viewed channel on YouTube. The Indian video distributor, which has received more than 118 billion lifetime views across its collection of Bollywood videos and film clips, added 928 million views to its total over the past seven days. That gives it a lead of about 175 million views over the #2 channel in the world, Vlad and Niki. The Floridian family vlog, which surprised us two weeks ago when it reached this ranking’s top spot, saw its viewership drop by 12% over the past seven days. Its final tally for the latest measurement period was 752.8 million weekly views.
The #3 finisher this week was the same as last week. Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes saw a slight bump in its traffic and ended the week with 734.9 million views over seven days. That puts the Californian animation studio just a hair behind Vlad and Niki for the #2 spot. Another family-friendly hub, Kids Diana Show, moved up one place from last week to reach #4, a ranking it earned thanks to 721.2 million weekly views. This week’s top five was completed by SET India. The Sony-owned destination scooped 595.4 million weekly views to earn a high position in our global chart.
Nick Jr. is no stranger to our Top 50 global charts, but the official YouTube home of the Viacom-owned cable network has had a prosperous couple of weeks on the world’s top video site. This week, Nick Jr.’s digital collection of animations, TV clips, and trailers — which are available in English, Spanish, French, German, and Portuguese — made it all the way up to 33rd place on our global chart, five spots higher than the position it reached last week. Over the past seven days, Nick Jr.’s week-over-week viewership increased by 7%, and its traffic over that time period totaled 137.3 million views.
Lots of Nick Jr. shows receive considerable attention on YouTube, and the channel’s multi-lingual strategy spreads its viewership over many different videos. But among English-language viewers, the program that seems to receive far more attention than any other is Paw Patrol.The venerated Canadian show, which has run for seven seasons and 182 episodes, is racking up the views on YouTube. A clip featuring the Paw Patrol pups and some dinosaur friends has received 1.3 million views since arriving on YouTube on July 26.
Here’s a breakdown of the Top 50 Most Viewed channels this week in terms of their countries of origin:
United States: 16 channels in the Top 50.
India: 15 channels in the Top 50.
Russia: 3 channels in the Top 50.
Argentina, Canada, The Philippines, South Korea, and United Kingdom: 2 channels in the Top 50.
Brazil, Colombia, Jordan, Romania, Thailand, and Turkey: 1 channel each in the Top 50.