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Earlier in March, we witnessed a YouTube rarity: A single channel received more than one billion views across a seven-day span. As the month nears its conclusion, that channel — as well as many others — have fallen off their respective paces, but many are still delivering big returns. The channel that had the billion-view week continues to lead the field in our global top 50.
T-Series is no longer turning in a ten-digit weekly view tally, but it is still an incredibly popular channel. In our latest seven-day count, the Indian music and entertainment hub registered 937 million weekly views. That’s nearly 300 million views more than what any other channel earned over the same period, and it set the tone for a banner week for Indian channels. 20 of the entrants in this week’s global top 50 hail from the South Asian nation.
Despite that dominance, it was an American channel, Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes, that claimed the #2 spot in our latest global top 50. The Californian purveyor of kid-friendly animations counted 657.6 million weekly views in the most recent data set, which was enough for it to retain its status as the worldwide runner-up.
Two more Indian channels, both owned by the same corporation, claimed this week’s third- and fourth-place positions. The corporation in question is Sony, which has seen success on YouTube through its global collection of TV channels. The digital home of one of those channels, SET India, earned third-place in our latest global chart after racking up 627.2 million weekly views. The only other channel to cross the 500 million view threshold this week was Sony PAL, which used clips from its comedic shows to accumulate 516.3 million weekly views.
Like Nastya rounded out this week’s global top five. The Russian-American family vlog earned 464.7 million weekly views.
YouTube star Jimmy Donaldson, aka MrBeast, sometimes makes a splash in these charts, but his presence in the top 50 is often limited to the US-only version. Not this week.
The North Carolina-based creator had a massive seven days on YouTube, picking up 148.2 million weekly views. That was good enough for a 30% week-over-week viewership increase and a jump from 188th place (where Donaldson ranked in our previous global top 50) all the way up to 36th.
What was working well for MrBeast this week? The channel’s latest video certainly played a role in its upward climb. That clip plays out like a “greatest hits” reel of sorts: Donaldson giving people free money if they quit their jobs, Donaldson giving people free money if they pass a football without dropping it, Donaldson giving people free cars if they stop to help him fix a flat tire…long story short, free stuff.
This is the formula that has paid massive dividends for Donaldson over the past four years, and its continue to work in his favor. The recent “compilation” video has received more than 34 million views so far.
Here’s a breakdown of the Top 50 Most Viewed channels this week in terms of their countries of origin:
India: 20 channels in the Top 50.
United States: 14 channels in the Top 50.
South Korea: 4 channels in the Top 50.
Canada, Russia, and United Arab Emirates: 2 channels in the Top 50.
Pakistan, The Philippines, Puerto Rico, Romania, Thailand, and Turkey: 1 channel each in the Top 50.