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Christmas is right around the corner, and for the content creators who reached our ranking of the top 50 most-viewed YouTube channels of the week, the holiday season is bringing the gift of stupendous viewership. An Indian entertainment juggernaut continued to pace our global leaderboard, with several other American and South Asian entertainment hubs scoring hundreds of millions of views of their own.
2020 is ending in a way that will seem familiar to those of us who have looked after this space throughout the year: T-Series is on top. The extremely popular YouTube channel, which is owned and operated by an Indian record label of the same name, posted a seven-day total of 851.7 million weekly views, while also adding a million new subscribers over the same time period. Those totals were enough to put T-Series far beyond the next-most viewed channel, Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes. The American hub for kid-friendly animations registered 727.7 million weekly views in our latest global chart.
Third place went to another Indian channel tied to a major entertainment company. SET India, a Sony-owned channel, snagged 584.9 million weekly views in our latest count. That viewership gives SET a cushion of nearly 100 million views over fourth-place finisher Kids Diana Show. The Ukranian-American family vlog saw its week-over-week viewership dip slightly, though it still ended the week with 490.9 million weekly views. Finally, another Indian channel tied to a Sony TV hub — Sony SAB, in this case — rounded out the top five. Its weekly viewership reached 456.2 million weekly views.
The mobile game Among Us, which pits friends against friends in a contest of social deduction and mass murder, has generated plenty of headlines throughout the recent quarantine. Congresswoman Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez played it and drew a massive Twitch audience in the process. But she is not the only one seeing big returns from Among Us-adjacent content. Enter Jake Fellman, a YouTube and TikTok standout whose take on the game is attracting millions of eyes.
Fellman uses stop-motion animation to bring the colorful spacesuits of Among Us to life. His videos, which rarely run for more than a few seconds, often parody common situations that occur within the game, such as the infamous card swiping task. Sometimes, the behavior of Fellman’s Among Us characters takes a turn from what the game’s fans might expect, like when a giant spoon becomes involved for some reason. But no matter what sort of non-sequiturs Fellman throws in, his viewers can still expect good old-fashioned murder to show up at some point.
The brevity and wackiness of Fellman’s videos has allowed them to soar to new heights. In the past week alone, Fellman’s YouTube channel received 132.5 million weekly views and moved into 34th place on our global charts. Not bad for a TikTok star who only offers his comedy through seconds-long videos.
Here’s a breakdown of the Top 50 Most Viewed channels this week in terms of their countries of origin:
United States: 17 channels in the Top 50.
India: 15 channels in the Top 50.
South Korea: 3 channels in the Top 50.
Canada and Russia: 2 channels in the Top 50.
Argentina, Australia, Belarus, Brazil, Pakistan, The Philippines, Puerto Rico, Romania, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and United Kingdom: 1 channel each in the Top 50.