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The short-form channels are taking over!
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This week, of the 50 U.S.-based channels that received the most YouTube views, 27 operate predominantly on YouTube Shorts. Most of the channels at the tippy-top of this chart, however, are long-form videomakers who appeal to babies, toddlers, and kids.
One of those family-friendly channels is Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes. The California-based company, which appeals to hundreds of millions of fans on both YouTube and Netflix, topped our most-recent U.S. Top 50. Its 586.1 million weekly views made it one of just two U.S.-based channels to cross the half-billion benchmark this week.
The other channel in that exclusive club is Like Nastya. The family vlog, led by its titular seven-year-old star, maintained a top-two finish in our U.S. Top 50 by adding 557.9 million weekly views heading into the holiday season. Though that was 22% fewer views than what Nastya attracted the week before, it did not change her standing in the U.S. Top 50.
By more than doubling its viewership week-over-week, Marta and Rustam moved from 26th place in the U.S. up to 3rd. The home of the titular prankish couple is the highest-ranking short-from channel in this week’s U.S. Top 50. Over seven days, it secured 313.8 million weekly views.
Other than Like Nastya, the other family vlog in this week’s U.S. top five is Vlad and Niki. The channel and its two co-stars — eight-year-old Vlad and his six-year-old brother Nikita — recently crossed 75 million subscribers. This week, they brought in 309.3 million weekly views.
SMOL rounded out this week’s U.S. top five. The YouTube Shorts hub dropped two spots from last week but still managed to pick up 286.3 million weekly views.
Chinese-Australian actress Shuang Hu is based in Los Angeles and the creator and star of The One Shu, a channel active on YouTube Shorts and TikTok. Based on that presence, you’d probably assume that Hu makes hay with short-form videos, and that’s not too far from the truth. One of her short skits, which combines turning off the lights with a spirited jog, has received 192.6 million YouTube views to date.
But don’t assume that Hu is just another short-form star. In fact, she uses The One Shu to share films of her own design. A seven-minute sketch called ‘The Bathroom Attendant‘ arrived on her channel back in September.
With her combination of short-shorts and full-length content, Hu is racking up views on YouTube. In our latest count, she amassed 96.4 million weekly views, which helped her move up to 34th place in our U.S. Top 50. She also surpassed three billion lifetime views on YouTube, and she’s still going strong.
This week, there are 27 YouTube Shorts channels in the U.S. Top 50.