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As August comes to a close, the two channels that have received more views than any others throughout 2020 are once again neck and neck at the top of our global chart. During the most recent seven-day period measured by GospelStats, an Indian entertainment juggernaut emerged once again as the most-viewed channel of the week, with a Californian animation studio catering to young kids right behind it in second place.
By accruing 885.8 million views during the measurement period that began on August 24 and ended on August 30, T-Series retained its status as the world’s most-viewed channel of the week. The record label and Bollywood film producer saw its viewership dip slightly since last week, but it was still able to edge out the channel that finished #2 in the chart, Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes. The American animator earned 856.6 million weekly views during the same measurement period, which means that the difference between the top two channels in the chart is only 3% of T-Series’ total. It’s tight at the top.
After the top two, there is a significant drop off to third place, which still belongs to Kids Diana Show. The American family vlog counted 646.4 million weekly views over the past seven days to hold onto its previous chart position, but the gap between it and the next two channels is even smaller than the one between T-Series and Cocomelon. This week’s fourth-place finisher, the kid-friendly Vlad and Niki, ended the week with 645.9 million weekly views, while fifth-place entrant SET India confirmed its top-five finish by picking up 645.7 million weekly views.
So, to recap: three of the five most-watched YouTube channels of the week, all of which sported seven-day view counts in excess of 640 million, are all within 800,000 views of each other. Every view counts!
From Colombia to Puerto Rico, Latin music frequently makes a big impact in our weekly charts. In our most recent measurement, it was a Brazilian label that had its time to shine. GR6 Explode, a YouTube channel operated by the Brazilian record label GR6, reached 44th place in the ultimate August chart after ranking 89th a week ago. Its upward rise was catalyzed by a 33% week-over-week viewership increase, which pushed it to 118.9 million weekly views.
Like many other labels with big YouTube presences, GR6 gains a lot of its views by premiering new music videos performed by its associated artists. But GR6 also works with a number of Brazilian DJs, and the GR6 Explode channel offers a number of mixes curated by those jockeys. A nine-minute set put together by DJ Pedro and release on YouTube on August 28 has since received more than two million views. Latin music fans can come for the medley of club hits and stay for the lowlit music video, which is made to look like it was shot with a security camera.
This has been a big year for GR6; at the start of 2020, the label inked a global distribution deal with Ingrooves Music Group.
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: 13 channels in the Top 50.
South Korea and United Arab Emirates: 3 channels in the Top 50.
Argentina, Brazil, Canada, and United Kingdom: 2 channels in the Top 50.
France, Jordan, Pakistan, The Philippines, Romania, Russia, and Turkey: 1 channel each in the Top 50.