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This week, on the US-only version of our Tubefilter charts: A team of butt-kicking children, some wacky kid-friendly special effects, and a Southern California-based animator that refuses to relinquish its status as the most-viewed US-based channel of the week.
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Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes continues to rule the early education world on YouTube. The animation studio is once again at the top of our ranking of the 50 most-viewed US-based YouTube channels of the week. This time out, its seven-day total reached 864.8 million weekly views, and it added 600,000 new subscribers as well; it now has more than 95 million subscribers in all, and could soon join an exclusive group of channels that possess nine-digit subscriber counts.
As for the rest of our US-only chart, the top five channels remained unchanged, with three family vlogs following behind Cocomelon in second, third, and fourth place. Vlad and Niki was the first runner-up, thanks to the 767.3 million weekly views it added to its Florida-based operation. The third-place finisher, Kids Diana Show, saw its viewership remain relatively flat since our last chart, but 683.6 million weekly views is still good enough for #3. In the fourth position, we find Like Nastya, which was unable to move up in the rankings despite a 24% week-over-week traffic increase. Its ultimate seven-day tally came in at 631.3 million weekly views.
For the second week in a row, Movieclips beat out WWE for the #5 spot. The Fandango-owned purveyor of cinematic content scooped up a total of 341.4 million weekly views.
When I was a kid, I used to run around my living room pretending to be a ninja (except real-life ninjas probably didn’t break any floor lamps). That fantasy is one I have in common with the stars of this week’s Top Gainer, NinjaKidzTV, but there are a few differences between those Utah-based upstarts and myself.
For one, according to the NinjaKidz About page, the children who feature in those skits are “skilled ninjas, martial artists, gymnasts, and parkour athletes” who “are properly trained to safely perform all the skills and stunts in our videos.” And while the only person who witnessed my take on ninjutsu was myself, NinjaKidzTV has millions of adoring fans.
This week, NinjaKidzTV earned 59.5 million weekly views, a 15% increase over the figure it posted in our last chart. That uptick was enough to push the shinobi-fueled destination from 55th place into the top 50, where it finally settled in 46th place.
One of the big hits the channel offered during the last seven days was a new video in which the vitality of each ninja kid was measured by his or her very own health bar, which makes this all seem like some kind of bloodless, family-friendly take on Mortal Kombat. Here’s hoping we see one of the ninja kids in a Scorpion costume in the near future.