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As YouTube’s recommendation algorithm continues to promote short-form videos across the platform, creators who specialize in that type of content are seeing tangible benefits. This week’s global top 50 continues to feature a significant number of converted TikTokers, though at the top of the chart, the channels receiving the most views in the world are all targeting either small children or Indian TV audiences.
T-Series rarely slips from its perch as the most-viewed YouTube channel in the world, and based on the data, we shouldn’t expect that to change any time soon. By receiving 793.8 million weekly views, T-Series ensured that it would go the entire month of April without giving up the #1 spot in our global top 50. The Indian channel also added a million new subscribers during our most recent seven-day measurement period, bringing its subscriber total above 180 million.
Another Indian channel does seem to be somewhat close to T-Series. Thanks to a 12% week-over-week traffic increase, SET India cemented its place as the #2 channel in the world, notching 733.5 million weekly views in our latest count. The Sony-owned YouTube hub, which offers up TV-adjacent content to the Indian market, now has more than 85 billion lifetime views.
Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes topped out at third place for the week in a row. The American home for colorful jingles and songs added 621.9 million weekly views to its lifetime total, and it is closing in on a major milestone. Sometime this week, we expect Cocomelon to gain its hundred-billionth view.
Another Sony-owned channel, Sony PAL, ran in fourth place for the second week straight. The home for Indian comedy clips registered 545.2 million weekly views. It too is chasing a round-number milestone — in a few weeks, it will pick up its 50-millionth subscriber.
The only change in this weeks global top five came at #5. Kids Diana Show, which ranked seventh in the world a week ago, moved up two spots. The Ukranian-American family vlog notched 379.5 million weekly views.
If you spend a lot of time on TikTok, you may be familiar with Alan Chikin Chow, an Asian-American creator who rose to fame by offering his takes on various short-form trends, challenges, and memes. Now, like many other TikTok standouts, the Texas-born, USC-educated Chow is spending more of his time on YouTube. His official YouTube channel, launched last year, now has more than a half-billion views and is showing up in our global top 50.
In our latest count, the Alan Chikin Chow YouTube channel placed 22nd in the world, thanks to its 191.8 million weekly views. That’s nearly 40% of all the YouTube viewership Chow has received, all condensed into seven days.
The sort of videos driving this growth are all designed to be distributed via the YouTube Shorts feature, which has brought tremendous visibility to creators like Chow. If you’re the type of person who is interested in topics like anime, K-pop, or Asian parenting, the YouTube recommendation algorithm may have served one (or several) of Chow’s comedic clips to you. But even if you’re on the outside of those categories, you can still appreciate Chow’s hilarious facial expressions, which lend a universal quality to his humor.