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The second week of December was another competitive period in our Global Top 50.
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To qualify for the chart, YouTube channels needed to pick up at least 136 million views in just seven days. Of course, the #1 channel in the ranking finished the week with a lot more traffic than that.
T-Series didn’t have as momentous a week as it did seven days ago, when it surpassed 200 million subscribers on YouTube. But as our charts move toward the holidays, the Indian channel is still hauling in tens of millions of views every single day.
The digital home of the notable record label picked up 851.9 million weekly views in our latest count. That was enough traffic for T-Series to maintain its hold on the #1 position in our Global Top 50. Now that 200 million subscribers is in its rearview mirror, its next round number milestone will be 200 billion lifetime views, which it should achieve sometime in 2022.
Thanks to a week-over-week viewership increase of 39%, U.S.-based channel Like Nastya claimed the #2 spot in our Global Top 50. The family vlog notched 712.3 million weekly views, which was the highest total an American channel has achieved this month.
Up next in the Global Top 50 is SET India. Between December 6 and December 12, the South Asian TV hub was the third-most viewed channel on YouTube, picking up 625.2 million weekly views. Its sister channel, Sony SAB, finished just outside the top five at #6.
The #4 channel in our latest chart is Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes. The American hub, which churns out family-friendly animations from its base of operations in California, sustained its strong performance by adding 538.2 million weekly views. Though that total dropped it two spots from its previous chart position, it was still one of just four channels with at least 500 million views this week.
MoniLina rounds out our global top five. The Russian channel, which is the highest-ranking channel in the chart to be classified as a YouTube Shorts hub, netted 467.2 million views during the week that was.
When you visit the YouTube home of the Japanese creator Sagawa, you’ll no doubt notice that his videos feature the vertical orientation that is most associated with TikTok. Like so many creators who are succeeding on YouTube Shorts, Sagawa came from TikTok, where his ridiculous videos allowed him to attract more than three million followers.
What is the secret to Sagawa’s multi-platform success? Like many other short-form stars, the Japanese comedian stays up to date on the latest trends and parodies them in an over-the-top style. His attempts to replicate dextrous stunts or colorful DIY recipes usually result in slapstick conclusions. You don’t need to speak a word of Japanese to know that when Sagawa pours a glass of milk all over his face, it’s time to start laughing.
The video above, which has more than 131.5 million YouTube views to date, is one of several TikTok compilations powering Sagawa’s channel. In our latest chart, the TikTok transplant was the highest-ranking creator from Japan. He managed 265.5 million weekly views, which was 15% more than what he accumulated the week prior. That increase helped Sagawa move from 17th place in the world up to 13th.
With near four billion lifetime YouTube views, Sagawa is on the come-up, and that probably makes him want to dance.
Here’s a breakdown of the Top 50 Most Viewed channels this week in terms of their countries of origin:
- United States: 19 channels in the Top 50.
- India: 12 channels in the Top 50.
- Pakistan: 3 channels in the Top 50.
- China, Japan, United Arab Emirates, and United Kingdom: 2 channels in the Top 50.
- Argentina, Canada, Italy, Moldova, Russia, and South Korea: 1 channel each in the Top 50.
This week, 25 channels in the Top 50 are primarily active on YouTube Shorts.