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The Christmas season brought some holiday shakeups to our weekly ranking of the top 50 most-viewed US-based YouTube channels, but at the top of the chart, there were few surprises. As per usual, the premium positions were dominated by channels aimed at babies, toddlers, and young children. Further down the list, some creators took advantage of the Yuletide spirit to bring new viewers to their channels while also supporting charitable causes.
Over our most recent seven-day measurement period, Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes received several hundred million more views than any other US-based YouTube channel. The SoCal-based destination for animated children’s songs added 755 million weekly views to its lifetime total. That was good for a 4% week-over-week increase. The #2 channel in our US-only chart, Kids Diana Show, also saw a traffic increase this week — in fact, all of this chart’s top four channels did. The Ukranian-American family vlog earned a total of 525.2 million weekly views.
Third place in an unchanged American top five went to Vlad and Niki, another family vlog with Slavic roots. The home of the two titular boys posted 422.3 million weekly views, giving it a slight advantage over #4 finisher Like Nastya. That Russian-American channel ended up just short of the 400 million mark with 397.5 million weekly views.
In continuing one of this ranking’s most consistent December trends, Toys and Colors finished fifth in this week’s US-based chart. The kid-friendly channel was the only channel in the American top five to see its viewership go down since last week, but it is still managed to accrue 277.9 million weekly views.
California-based creator Dhar Mann has been on the rise of late, and this Christmas, he posted his biggest week yet on YouTube.
sMann, a self-proclaimed “entrepreneur and filmmaker on a mission to change lives through inspirational storytelling,” celebrated the holidays by putting together a Christmas special that combined game show elements with a charity drive to support the Los Angeles Food Bank. The one-hour, 46-minute video has received 2.8 million views while raising more than $31,000 for the hungry, and as of this post, the fundraising drive is still active, so feel free to contribute if you are inspired by this Mann-ed mission.
The Christmas special was one of seven new videos to arrive on Mann’s YouTube channel during our chart’s latest measurement period. Most of the others are sketches with heartwarming themes that reinforce the family values that make Christmas the special holiday it is. In total, Mann’s channel pulled in 75.3 million weekly views and reached 34th place in our star-spangled ranking. The hub’s week-over-week traffic jump equaled 34%.