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The past few weeks brought some exciting changes to the top of our ranking of the 50 most viewed YouTube channels worldwide, but this week offered a more familiar story.
A leader in Indian pop music and movies continues to pace the field, a number of entertainment hubs and kid-friendly destinations are following behind it, and the American news outlets that thrived in the wake of the nation’s presidential election have returned to more usual numbers.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: T-Series is #1. The YouTube home of the Indian record label continues to receive more views per week than any other destination on the world’s top video site. Over the past seven days, T-Series’ YouTube tallies included 836.8 million weekly views to go along with one million new subscribers. Both those numbers are well ahead of this week’s #2 charter, Kids Diana Show. That said, the American family vlog did have another strong showing, earning 741.3 million weekly views to cement its status as our global runner-up.
Third place belongs this week to Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes, a toddler-facing animation brand that has posted big numbers throughout 2020. Its latest seven-day haul totals 702.6 million weekly views, which represents a 5% week-over-week traffic increase.
This week, the only change in the top five came at #4, which now belongs to SET India after the South Asian entertainment destination moved up a spot from its previous chart position. The Sony-owned hub earned 613.6 million weekly views, which was a slightly higher viewership figure than the one posted by last week’s fourth-place finisher, Vlad and Niki. That Russian-American family vlog is now fifth in the world after a week in which it received 596.9 million weekly views.
It seems like just yesterday that we were writing features about a four-year-old toy reviewer with one of the biggest YouTube channels in the world. Now, that boy has celebrated his ninth birthday, and he’s still going strong, reigning over an empire of kid-friendly content.
His name is Ryan Kaji, and his channel, Ryan’s World, was one of the 50 most viewed channels in the world this week. Specifically, it reached 24th place in our global charts, after a 7% week-over-week increase allowed it to climb up from 28th. In total, it accumulated 157.3 million weekly views over our most recent seven-day measurement period.
One of Ryan’s most popular videos this week was a vlog that shared the festivities from his ninth birthday party. He and his family took a trip to a local indoor playground and had the run of the place. Then, Ryan came home to unwrap his presents, which included a straw hat akin to the one worn by the protagonist Luffy in the anime One Piece.
Given the numbers we’re seeing on Ryan’s channel, we don’t expect him to slow down any time soon. Ryan’s World counts more than 27 million subscribers and has received nearly 43 billion views since its inception.
Here’s a breakdown of the Top 50 Most Viewed channels this week in terms of their countries of origin:
India: 16 channels in the Top 50.
United States: 14 channels in the Top 50.
Russia and South Korea: 3 channels in the Top 50.
Canada and the United Kingdom: 2 channels in the Top 50.
Argentina, Australia, Belarus, Brazil, Pakistan, The Philippines, Puerto Rico, Romania, Turkey, and United Arab Emirates: 1 channel each in the Top 50.