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For the second week in a row, there were surprises in our ranking of the top 50 US-based channels on YouTube. Several regulars in our American top five shuffled their positions, while multiple news organizations continued to surge upward in the days leading up to the 2020 presidential election.
For the third week in a row, there is a new top channel in our US-based chart. Kids Diana Show, which finished as the second runner-up in these rankings a week ago, is now the top dog, thanks to a seven-day period in which the Ukranian-American family vlog received 767.1 million weekly views. That was good enough to register a 10% week-over-week increase and bump last week’s number one, fellow family vlog Vlad and Niki, back to #2. The adventures of those two titular boys brought in 757.1 million weekly views during our most recent measurement period.
For the first time in 2020, Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes finished outside of the top two in our star-spangled chart. The Southern California-based hubs, which creates animations for an audience of small children, fell all the way back to #3 despite its 714.3 million weekly views. While that’s an impressive total, its far from the pace Cocomelon achieved earlier in the year, when it broke the billion-view barrier several weeks in a row.
The final two channels in our American top five both held onto the same positions they occupied in our previous chart. Like Nastya was fourth once again after a week in which the kiddie vlog pulled in 462 million views. Behind it was Toys and Colors, which made this week’s top five a completely kid friendly affair. That destination earned 359.7 million weekly views.
Over the past few months, we’ve noted several news channels that have made their way up our US-based charts by catering to the hungry viewers who want to catch the latest scoops in what has been a particularly newsworthy year. One of those channels is the CBS-distributed Inside Edition, which performed particularly well in our latest chart, adding 71.7 million weekly views to its lifetime total. In the process, it moved from 40th place up to 32nd and saw its traffic rise by 10% week-over-week.
Without looking at the Inside Edition YouTube channel, you might guess that it is profiting off the same sorts of videos that are performing well for other news channels in 2020 — coronavirus this, Trump that. But Inside Edition is taking a slightly different approach. It offers some of those updates, sure, but it is also continuing to deliver more offbeat stories as well. Its two most popular videos released in the past week are a feature about a nurse who has started buying guns and a retrospective about Halloween displays that have been spooky enough to draw attention from the fuzz.
If you want to get the latest polling data leading up to the election, you might want to try a different channel. But Inside Edition is sticking true to that time-honored adage: If it bleeds (fake corn syrup blood), it leads.