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This week, there was a lot of variety within our U.S. Top 50. The channel at the top of the chart scored several times as many views as most of the channels below it.
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Yes, you can make the U.S. Top 50 with all sorts of content — but it definitely helps to have a presence on YouTube Shorts.
Like Nastya is this week’s U.S. #1. The Florida-based channel, which offers up the adventures of its titular seven-year-old star, picked up 712.3 million weekly views in our latest count. That’s one of the highest seven-day totals the channel has ever received, and it was enough traffic to send Nastya and her family back to the top of our star-spangled ranking.
Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes, last week’s U.S. #1, finished in second place in this week’s ranking. The California-based family channel continues to be a hit on both YouTube and Netflix with its sing-songy content. It was the other U.S.-based channel to surpass 500 million views this week; its final total was 538.2 million weekly views.
Next up in the U.S. Top 50 is Vlad and Niki. Similarly to Like Nastya, our #3 finisher is a family vlog with Slavic roots and a home in Florida. Over seven days, Vlad and Niki increased its viewership by 26%, which allowed it to reach 390.7 million weekly views. That total propelled it from fifth in the U.S. up to third.
The highest-ranking YouTube Shorts channel in our latest U.S. Top 50 is SMOL. As its name implies, the channel focuses on cute, little things — namely small children. Its family-focused approach allowed it to pick up 323.1 million weekly views during the second week of December.
LankyBox rounds out our U.S. top five. The gaming hub finished just behind SMOL, winding up with 322.1 million weekly views.
More than half of this week’s U.S. Top 50 consists of channels that operate primarily on YouTube Shorts, and do you know which of those channels is worth examining? Nobody in particular.
I’m talking about Nobody Sausage, a strange little channel that broke out on TikTok in 2020 and has since arrived on YouTube’s shores. The channel’s titular character is an oblong, big-eyed, Gumby-esque frankfurter, who reels in millions of views by adopting whatever trends and memes are popular on the social web at any given moment.
For a good idea of what this channel is about, check out its most-watched YouTube video, which has been viewed more than 85 million times. Nobody Sausage wiggles through the first Squid Game channel and manages to seduce the “red light, green light” girl rather than falling victim to her.
The strange appeal of this fuschia sausage has brought it many YouTube views during the last seven days — 87.6 million weekly views, to be exact. That was good for a 78% week-over-week traffic increase and a move from 86th place in the U.S. up to 41st. That’s one watchable little wiener!
This week, there are 28 YouTube Shorts channels in the U.S. Top 50.