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A new week brought only a few small changes at the top of our ranking of the top 50 most-viewed YouTube channels of the week. On the whole, it seemed to be a good seven-day stretch for many channels around the world, with a number of the entrants in our top 50 boasting big increases in viewership since our last chart.
This week’s winner, and still the champion of the world, at least as far as weekly YouTube viewership is concerned: T-Series. The Indian entertainment destination put together another banner week, picking up 832.9 million weekly views and adding a million new subscribers to boot. The margin between T-Series and this week’s next-most viewed channel is a nine-digit gap; Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes moved up a spot from third place after a seven-day period in which it earned 709.6 million weekly views. That’s a nice haul for the American animation studio, but not quite big enough to catch T-Series.
The channel that occupied the #2 spot in last week’s rankings, Kids Diana Show, fell back to #3 this week. The Ukranian-American family vlog added 677.3 million weekly views to its lifetime total. Another kid-friendly channel, Vlad and Niki, is right behind Kids Diana Show in fourth place, moving up one position from its fifth-place finish a week ago. This time out, its seven-day totals included 645.3 million weekly views, an 8% week-over-week jump.
SET India, which landed in the #4 spot last week, rounded out our latest global top five. The South Asian, Sony-owned hub counted 590.2 million weekly views.
K-pop is a consistent force in our global rankings, though the genre’s representation in these charts usually comes from Big Hit (the label that created the mega-popular BTS) and from the acclaimed girl group Blackpink. This week, however, a brand-new outfit showed us that there are more than two K-pop artists capable of cracking the top 50.
That group is called aespa, and the video for its debut single “Black Mamba” has quickly become one of the most popular videos on YouTube.
The “Black Mamba” video is available on the SM Town channel, which is the official YouTube arm of the record label SM Entertainment. SM, which has also produced hitmakers like Girls Generation and SHINee, launched aespa this year, and the fearsome foursome is already drawing plenty of attention. The “Black Mamba” video needed just six days to clear 50 million views, and it has turned the aespa ladies into instant K-pop stars.
“Black Mamba” isn’t the only YouTube video to arrive on SM Town this week, though it is the most-watched clip out of those fresh offerings. In total, SM’s primary YouTube hub earned 138.9 million views this week, a 52% increase compared to the previous seven-day period. Invigorated by that uptick in viewership, SM Town jumped from 77th place in our global rankings all the way up to 34th.
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: 12 channels in the Top 50.
Russia and South Korea: 4 channels in the Top 50.
Brazil, Canada, and the United Arab Emirates: 2 channels in the Top 50.
Argentina, Belarus, Pakistan, The Philippines, Puerto Rico, Romania, Turkey, and United Kingdom: 1 channel each in the Top 50.