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This week, several of the channels that usually make our list of the Top 50 most-viewed US-based channels of the week were not included in the count. Those sorts of omissions usually means those channels changed the status of some of their uploads or hid some videos, but no matter what brought on these changes, they have given some fresh faces the opportunity to reach toward the top of our US chart. That said, they’re all still chasing a familiar name atop our American leaderboard.
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Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes is the most-viewed channel based in the United States for the second week in a row. The SoCal-based destination, known for serving up animated children’s content, finished our latest measurement period with 710.7 million weekly views. Not only was that traffic enough to top all other US-based channels, but it also sent Cocomelon above 85 billion lifetime views. Not bad!
Second place in this week’s US chart also went to the same channel that occupied that spot the week prior. Ukranian-American family vlog Kids Diana Show snagged 618 million weekly views to stay reasonably close to Cocomelon at the top of the ranking.
#3 in this week’s chart is WWE. After missing the top five for a few weeks, the wrestling channel made like Randy Orton and came from outta nowhere to reach third place, amassing 313.5 million weekly views in the process. The channel that charted one spot after WWE last week is still right behind it, but instead of those channels running in sixth and seventh, they’re third and fourth. The toy-loving hub known as Ryan’s World, which earned 224.4 million weekly views in our latest count, is the other channel in question.
Finally, SSSniperWolf rounded out the top five. The official YouTube channel of gamer, react-er, and observational comic Lia Shelesh picked up 106.6 million weekly views to round out our top five.
When The Late Late Show With James Corden has a big week on YouTube, you may think Carpool Karaoke has returned to the world’s top video site. But not so fast, my friend — Corden isn’t bringing that bit back to YouTube. Instead, the reason for his viewership spike is simple: BTS.
On the occasion of the K-pop group’s first-ever Grammy nomination, Corden welcomed the Korean septet to his program. They answered his questions in a (virtual) interview segment before performing some of their hit songs, including a rendition of “Dynamite” that takes place all around the Late Late Show set.
Combined, the three new BTS videos on the Late Late Show YouTube channel have amassed more than 16.8 million views in less than a week of availability. That viewership accounts for more than a third of the 45.4 million weekly views Corden earned on YouTube in our latest count. Thanks to a 42% traffic increase, the Late Late Show channel rose from 143rd place in our chart all the way up to 32nd. So, to anyone who watches late night CBS programs but doesn’t listen to much pop music: Welcome to BTS’ world. We’re all just living in it.