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This week, a change at the top of our US-only Tubefilter chart set the tone for a volatile week, at least as far our rankings are concerned. Most of the channels in the top five shuffled their positions, and further down the chart, some fresh content providers entered the top 50. But ahead of them all is a familiar face: A children’s animation studio that has spent 2020 posting videos and breaking records.
Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes, which earlier in 2020 became the first YouTube channel to ever snag a billion views in a single week, is inching closer to a repeat of that milestone. Over the past seven days, the SoCal-based animator earned 833.2 million weekly views, more than any other US-based channel over the same time frame. The channel Cocomelon bumped out of the top spot was Kids Diana Show, another hub catering to children and toddlers. That destination, which had enjoyed a brief stint at the top of our US-only chart. Its 697.4 million weekly views represented a 20% viewership dip compared to the previous seven days.
The only channel in our American top five to hold the same position it held last week was Vlad and Niki. The Floridian family vlog notched 605.9 million views during the week of August 24th, allowing to run in third for the second straight week despite a 10% week-over-week traffic dip. Behind it in fourth place was the channel I noted as a “top gainer” in this week’s global chart: WWE. Thanks to the success of SummerSlam 2020, the popular wrestling hub moved up two spots in the US-only chart and saw a massive 90% viewership increase, bringing it up to 537.3 million weekly views.
Rounding out the top five was Like Nastya, which had been #4 a week prior. The family-friendly channel received 435.5 million views over the most recent seven-day period measured in our ranking.
Within the YouTube gaming community, few games have had longer shelf lives than Roblox, the kid-friendly digital sandbox that has existed in one form or another since its PC release in 2006 and boasts over more than 150 million active users. Many popular YouTubers dedicate their entire channels to Roblox, and one of the community’s favorite destinations is LankyBox, hosted by two guys named Justin and Adam and their pixelated friends, Foxy and Boxy. LankyBox content includes gameplay clips and Roblox-themed music videos, which I’m sure make sense to people who have played the game. (I have not.)
This week, LankyBox received 74.8 million views, a week-over-week increase of 16% that brought the channel from 35th place in our US-only chart all the way up to 24th. One of the most popular videos released by Justin and Adam over the past week is a ten-minute clip that tests various Roblox hacks found on TikTok, thus allowing the hosts to connect two digital trends in one video. The resulting release has netted them more than 1.1 million views.
Even if you’re not into Roblox, you can still enjoy the video’s bright look and its hosts’ cheerful dispositions. Also, try saying “Roblox TikTok” five times fast. Roblox TikTok. Roblox TikTok. Robok TixTox — no, wait, that’s not right.