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It’s a new week in our Tubefilter charts, but YouTube’s premier hub for nursery rhyme time continues to pace all other US-based channels. Said destination once again finished first in our latest ranking of the top 50 most-viewed US YouTube channels of the week, with three more family-friendly channels following right behind it.
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Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes can once again tout a weekly view count that far surpasses any other YouTube channel based in the US. The kid-friendly animation hub, which hails from Southern California, finished our chart’s most-recent seven-day period with 838.7 million weekly views, a 2% uptick over the figure it received the week before. That tally gives Cocomelon a lead of more than 130 million views over the week’s next-most-trafficked US-based YouTube offering, Vlad and Niki. The Floridian family channel held onto the #2 spot thanks to its 705.5 million weekly views.
The gap between #2 and #3 is considerably smaller than the gap between #1 and #2, with Kids Diana Show following hot on Vlad and Niki’s heels. The Ukranian-American channel, led by its titular toddler, accrued 681.6 million weekly views during our most recent measurement period. The drop to fourth place is steep once again, but it leads to yet another family-focused channel: Like Nastya, which held #4 position for the second straight week after earning 509.1 million weekly views.
The only change in the top five came in the #5 spot. WWE, which had held that position throughout most of the month of September, ceded it this week to Movieclips, which had previously run behind it in sixth place. The repository of film snippets and trailers earned 345.3 million weekly views over the past seven days.
This was a big week for the news media. During the measurement period for this chart, Donald Trump and Joe Biden debated each other for the first time (if one can even call what we saw a “debate”), Trump came down with COVID-19, and the argument over the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court continued to rage.
All of these events and more powered the official YouTube channels of Fox News, Inside Edition, CNN, and MSNBC as they turned in big weeks. MSNBC’s rise was particularly notable, as it allowed the Peacock’s news hub to sneak into the final spot in our US-based top 50, and it comes just weeks after Fox News — often seen as MSNBC’s conservative foil — began experiencing its own big gains as well.
The weekly numbers for MSNBC are strong. On YouTube, it earned 57.2 million weekly views, which came out to a 47% week-over-week increase. That translated into an upward leap of 37 chart positions, from 87th to 50th.
MSNBC’s coverage of Trump’s COVID diagnosis naturally pulled large viewership, as did its debate coverage. Its debate stream is available as an on-demand video, and since arriving on YouTube, the two-hour-plus clip has been viewed more than a half-million times.