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The TikTok invasion of YouTube continues unabated. Five weeks after the TikTok-like YouTube Shorts platform launched to all creators in the U.S., the stars of that platform are dominating our U.S. Top 50 ranking. The number-one spot in the latest U.S. chart, however, went to a channel noted for its long-form, kid-friendly content.
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Kids Diana Show is #1 in both our U.S. Top 50 and our worldwide ranking. The Florida-based channel, which stars a Ukranian-American girl named Diana, picked up 730.5 million weekly views during the second week in June, which allowed it to move up one spot and top our American chart. No other channel based in the U.S. achieved even half as many views over the same time period.
This week’s American runner-up is Topper Guild, which is one of the many channels in this chart with a significant presence on YouTube Shorts. The big-haired star of Topper Guild accrues major viewership on short videos; over our most recent measurement period, his YouTube channel added 343.9 million weekly views. The channel behind him in third is also benefiting from its presence on YouTube Shorts. LankyBox, which ranked 36th in this chart a week ago, moved up to its current position after it began incorporating more TikTok-style content. The Roblox-themed channel’s seven-day total topped out at 314.4 million weekly views.
Like Nastya is fourth-best in this week’s American ranking. The family vlog, which is similar to Kids Diana Show thanks to its Slavic roots and Floridian home, accrued 309.6 million weekly views during the week of June 14.
The third Floridian family channel that typically cracks this chart, Vlad and Niki, rounded out this week’s U.S. top five. Over seven days, it added 289.6 million weekly views to its lifetime total.
Even outside of the top five, there are plenty of TikTok stars who are taking advantage of YouTube Shorts and starting to get some very sizable audiences on YouTube.
Romina Gafur‘s official TikTok account, which has more than 19 million fans, is home to the titular creator’s videos, many of which feature canny editing tricks. Gafur launched her YouTube channel in 2015, but it has taken off in the past few months. Her 25 most-viewed videos were all uploaded this year and are all under 30 seconds in length.
Gafur has slowly worked her way up our charts, and she now sits in the top 50 in both the worldwide and American editions of our weekly rankings. Her performance relative to other U.S.-based channels is particularly impressive.
The New Jersey-based Gafur moved all the way up to 7th place in our latest U.S. chart, after placing 16th a week ago. Her 242.7 million weekly views — which represent a 43% week-over-week traffic jump — also took her lifetime YouTube viewership above one billion. There’s no trick to that.