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For the second straight week, a channel that appeals to two of YouTube’s top audiences — young children and short-form viewers — has reached the top of our global top 50.
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YouTube Shorts is bringing a wide diversity of content into our weekly charts, but this week, the order at the top of our global ranking was mostly unchanged, with a Japanese channel continuing to lead the way.
Funny Family has earned the top spot in our global top 50 for the second week in a row. The YouTube Shorts channel, which offers up various challenges and games that families can play at home, added 786.5 million weekly views during our most recent measurement period. That impressive total was built with the help of YouTube’s youngest demographic, which frequently tunes into “family” videos.
The second and third channels in the global top 50 are also unchanged from last week. SET India remained our global runner-up thanks to 576.6 million weekly views, and the Indian record label T-Series stayed hot on its tail with 559.4 million weekly views. Both channels slightly increased their viewership over the previous week, but those gains were not strong enough to catch Funny Family. In fact, all of the channels in this week’s global top five saw an uptick in viewership since our last chart period.
The one newcomer in this week’s global top five is AngLova. The U.S.-based channel is yet another TikTok transplant, and it increased its viewership more than three times over during the last seven days. Thanks to that massive influx of fresh hits, AngLova finished the week as our global #4, racking up 469.3 million weekly views.
Sony SAB rounded out our global top five. The Indian channel, which shares an owner with SET India, registered 457.1 million weekly views during the second full week of October.
From Fred to The Annoying Orange, there’s a long tradition of high-pitched content on YouTube. Now, Rudolfio is here to carry on that shrill torch.
Rudolfio is a TikTok creator who has screamed into our global top 50 thanks to his emerging popularity on YouTube Shorts. In many of his videos, Rudolfio wears a bright red wig and yellow headband. In others, he dons a Mario costume, complete with red cap, big ears, and fake mustache. No matter what his getup looks like, the one constant in Rudolfio’s videos is his screechy voice, which he sometimes uses to parody popular songs.
Some may find videos like these to be a fine example of “cringe,” but whatever opinions you may have of Rudolfio, the success of the creator’s YouTube Shorts operation cannot be denied. In our latest count, Rudolfio picked up 166.6 million weekly views, which was good enough for him to reach 24th place in our global top 50. He also increased his viewership by 84% week-over-week.
Next week, he could soar even higher, or fall off the chart entirely. Such is the volatile nature of YouTube Shorts.
Here’s a breakdown of the Top 50 Most Viewed channels this week in terms of their countries of origin:
- United States: 17 channels in the Top 50.
- India: 9 channels in the Top 50.
- Russia: 5 channels in the Top 50.
- Japan: 3 channels in the Top 50.
- Canada, Indonesia, and United Arab Emirates: 2 channels in the Top 50.
- Argentina, Belarus, Brazil, The Netherlands, Pakistan, South Korea, Turkey, and United Kingdom: 1 channel each in the Top 50.