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In the week when a Southern California-based children’s animation studio recaptured its position atop our ranking of the most-viewed YouTube channels around the globe, it also maintained its status as the most-viewed YouTube channel in the US. That world better finished #1 atop our list of the 50 most-viewed US-based channels of the week.
Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes has fallen off the torrid pace it set in the spring, when it routinely achieved more than one billion views per week. That said, the hub for kid-friendly jingles and colorful visual accompaniments is still receiving more viewership than any other channel that flies the US flag (and any other channel anywhere, for that matter). Over the most recent seven-day period measured for us by Gospel Stats, Cocomelon received 916.3 million weekly views, giving it a nice cushion over the second-best US-based channel, Vlad and Niki. That family vlog, based in Florida, finished off the past seven days with 868 million weekly views.
Cocomelon and Vlad and Niki are familiar faces in the #1 and #2 spots in our US-only charts, respectively, and this week’s #3 and #4 channels have also held their chart positions for several weeks in a row. Kids Diana Show finished third, as it has throughout October, despite seeing its viewership drop by 7% week-over-week; its latest seven-day total was 634.3 million weekly views. Hot on its tail is Like Nastya, which reclaimed its typical #4 spot thanks to its 616.3 million weekly views.
The only change in this week’s star-spangled top five came at the bottom of the chart’s leading quintet. The #5 spot was occupied by Toys and Colors, a family channel that moved up two spots from last week after receiving 432.8 million weekly views.
What do you do if you have nearly a century of archived content and a young audience that is hungry to rediscover it? If you’re Warner Bros, you bring that back catalog to YouTube, where it can receive millions of views. The venerated animation studio operates the WB Kids channel, which is a regular fixture in our US-only weekly top 50. The most recent seven-day measurement period was particularly kind to that entertainment destination, as it received 76.7 million weekly views, thus increasing its viewership by 9% over the previous week and reaching the #27 spot in our US-only chart.
Many classic Warner Bros cartoons find their way to the WB Kids YouTube channel, but none seem to be as popular as Tom and Jerry. The classic cat-and-mouse tale is pulling in millions of hits for its distributor, even though it has been 80 years since the first slapstick Tom and Jerry shorts were created.
What’s most interesting is that the popular Tom and Jerry YouTube videos are not just full episodes, but also compilations that are put together with the WB Kids audience in mind. These supercuts are not as exciting for me as, say, this highlight reel of the best Scooby Doo villain unmaskings, but the kids love Tom and Jerry and have delivered more than a half-million views to this collection of the best bits of trickery the show has to offer.