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In this week’s edition of our regular measurement of the YouTube channels that received the most views over a seven-day period, the chart boasted a higher-than-usual amount of worldwide representation, with 17 different countries represented within the global top 50. That is a plethora of diversity, even if India and the United States — and one Indian channel in particular — continue to rule the top of the ranking.
T-Series has received far more views that any other channel in YouTube history, and this week, the Indian entertainment hub broke through another milestone, achieving 140 billion lifetime views. Its seven-day figures included 866.7 million weekly views, a total that allowed it to easily recapture the #1 spot in our global ranking. The only other channel to surpass the 500 million view mark this week was Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes, an American producer of family content that also has a big presence on Netflix. Cocomelon’s latest haul of 730 million weekly views was more than announce to reestablish the animation hub as our global runner-up.
Channels three through five in this week’s global ranking are all separated by fewer than 1.5 million views, which is a minuscule margin, at least when numbers this large are concerned. Third and fifth places both went to Sony-owned, India-based channels. SET India was third with 493.9 million weekly views, while Sony SAB, which has become a regular in the global top five of late, finished fifth with 492.5 million weekly views.
So which channel snuck into that little million-view nook between these two Sony-owned giants? That would be Kids Diana Show, the popular Ukranian-American family vlog, which moved up one spot to fourth place in the world after securing a seven-day total of 492.7 million weekly views. Given how closely these channels are clustered together, don’t be surprised if we see more movement in one week’s time.
For the second chart in a row, the channel featured as a Top Gainer hails from Down Under. But unlike Bounce Patrol, the channel in the spotlight this week doesn’t make content aimed at small children. Instead, cricket.com.au is the YouTube arm of its titular website, a hub for cricket highlights and match analysis.
Cricket.com.au boasted big numbers in our global ranking: 141.3 million weekly views, a week-over-week viewership increase of 31%, and a jump from 65th place in the chart up to 31st. But what’s most interesting is where many of these views came from: In addition to its Australian viewership, cricket.com.au is also tapping YouTube’s powerful Indian audience. Highlights from a recent test match between Australia and India are raking in millions of views. Clips featuring the exploits of Indian players have been especially popular. A highlight package centered around Indian bowler Mohammed Siraj has pulled in upwards of 3.6 million views.
It’s no wonder Indian cricket fans are flocking to this video. After all, the match between Australia and India was a historic one, with the South Asian nation managing to break the Ozzies’ 32-year-old “Gabba streak.” And yes, that is a real piece of cricket parlance.
Here’s a breakdown of the Top 50 Most Viewed channels this week in terms of their countries of origin:
India and the United States: 15 channels in the Top 50.
Australia, Canada, Russia, South Korea, and Thailand: 2 channels in the Top 50.
Argentina, Brazil, France Pakistan, Puerto Rico, Romania, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and Vietnam: 1 channel each in the Top 50.