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Want to see a magic trick? Last time out, a popular TikTok star was outside of our ranking of the top 50 most-viewed US-based YouTube channels of the week. But during the third week in February, voila! He’s surged in a top 50 ranking that continues to be dominated by channels aimed at babies, toddlers, and YouTube’s youngest viewers.
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Like in our latest global top 50, the channels that claimed the top five spots in our latest US-exclusive chart are the same quintet that occupied those spots last week. Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes, a Southern California-based producer of animations and jingles, held onto the American ranking’s #1 position thanks to its 718.4 million weekly views. No other US-based channel was within 200 million views of that number, though that fact doesn’t make the success of American runner-up Like Nastya any less impressive. The Russian-American family vlog counted 517.1 million weekly views to retain the #2 spot.
The only changes in the order of the top five US-based channels came in positions 3 and 4, whose holders have switched places with each other since last week. Kids Diana Show, the playground of the titular Ukranian-American child, moved back into the #3 spot thanks to 438.4 million weekly views. The channel’s success pushed another all-ages channel with Slavic roots, Vlad and Niki, down to fourth. That hub’s 394.2 million weekly views represented a 10% week-over-week traffic dip.
Toys and Colors once again rounded out the American top five. The rainbow-clad digital playpen tallied 346 million weekly views during our most recent seven-day measurement period.
When we interviewed SeanDoesMagic for our TikTok Millionaires column, the LA-based Filipino magician laid out his strategy for converting his Tiktok success to YouTube. “The goal of both platforms is simple,” he said, “make good, entertaining content that people will watch through the full duration of.”
Flash forward to February 2021, and Sean is killing the YouTube game. In our latest US top 50, his official channel moved up to 38th place only one week after finishing 57th. That jump was driven by a 22% viewership boost, with the skilled creator amassing a total of 64.1 million weekly views. A lot of his YouTube content looks similar to what he posts on TikTok. Clips featuring the popular chat service Omegle seem to be performing particularly well for him.
Those 64.1 million views represent nearly 40% of the lifetime viewership on the SeanDoesMagic YouTube channel, so as far as the world’s top video site is concerned, Sean only seems to be getting started. We’ll see if he holds onto his top 50 spot as the calendar moves on to March.