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If you were hoping to see big changes in our weekly ranking of the top 50 most-viewed US-based channels on YouTube, then we’ll have to wake you up when September ends. In our most recent tabulation of the American channels that earned the highest viewership over a seven-day period, the top five channels all held the exact same positions they held in our previous chart, with a Southern California-based animation studio leading the way.
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For Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes, this week brought the same old story — it had the second-highest seven-day viewership in the world, trailing only T-Series, but had the highest viewership among channels that fly the American flag on their “about” tabs. This time around, the family-friendly animator earned a seven-day total of 825.4 million weekly views, while also adding enough new subscribers to surpass 94 million in that category.
No American channel seems particularly close to eclipsing Cocomelon, but for the second week in a row, Vlad and Niki finished second in our US-based charts. The Floridian vlog, which follows the adventures of two adorable Russian boys, snagged a seven-day total of 707 million weekly views. Another family vlog with Slavic roots, Kids Diana Show, followed right behind Vlad and Niki in third place. The Ukranian-American hub earned its #3 finish thanks to 678.6 million weekly views.
This week, fourth place went to yet another channel that offers snapshots from life of a young child. Like Nastya repeated its chart performance from last week thanks to a seven-day accrual of 522.8 million weekly views.
Finally, WWE rounded out this week’s unchanged top five. The wrestling hub scooped up 347.7 million weekly views, allowing it to edge out Movieclips for the #5 spot.
A channel that puts the word “billions” into its name may have an ambitious idea of the viewership it will receive, but amazingly, D Billions has lived up to the massive aspirations its title suggests.
Like many of the other channels in our US-based weekly top 50, D Billions offers educational songs to YouTube’s youngest viewers. While this is in no way an original formula, D Billions jazzes up its presentation with a parade of colorful wigs and clothes, as well as a group of hosts who offer sunny, smiling dispositions. Over the past seven days, D Billions viewership has risen by 56%, reaching a total of 89 million weekly views, good for 21st-best among US-based YouTube channels.
Which videos are driving D Billions toward its big upward move? Well, some of the channel’s recent releases have only a few thousand views, while others have needed less than two weeks to pass 63 million views. The YouTube algorithm, as always, is a mystery, but it seems to love this video in which the D Billions crew teaches kids about healthy foods. I can see why — the song slaps for sure.