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Of the 50 most-viewed YouTube channels in the world this week, more than half are primarily active on YouTube Shorts.
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Though there is a short-form revolution happening on YouTube, no one told the channels at the top of our chart. The top channels in the Global Top 50 continue to rely on long-form content.
T-Series has wrapped up an entire month at the top of our worldwide ranking. The Indian channel held onto the #1 spot in our Global Top 50 by counting 835.8 million weekly views during Christmas week. With that viewership, the music and movie hub was able to push past 175 billion lifetime views on YouTube.
Thanks to a 28% week-over-week viewership increase, Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes held onto the #2 position in our Global Top 50. The American channel, which disseminates colorful jingles to its young audience, finished the week with 748.5 million views. Its 125 million subscribers are tops among all channels based in the U.S.
Like Cocomelon, this week’s #3 channel is riding a week-over-week viewership increase of more than 20%. Like Nastya, a U.S.-based family vlog, was the second runner-up in our latest Global Top 50. The 690.6 million weekly views Nastya and her family pulled in this week was good enough for them to move up one spot from their previous chart position.
The channel that Like Nastya pushed out of third place, SET India, replaced it in fourth this week. The South Asian TV channel, which is owned and operated by Sony, managed 568.1 million weekly views over our Yuletide measurement period.
Marta and Rustam rounded out this week’s global top five. The U.S.-based hub is the highest-ranking channel in the chart that is based on YouTube Shorts. Its seven-day view total topped out at 440.8 million weekly views.
This week, the iconic tricolor flag of France got some representation in our Global Top 50.
By quadrupling its viewership week-over-week, Tuvok12 fittingly secured the #12 position in our worldwide ranking. The French channel counted 334.8 million weekly views, which also happens to be the majority of its lifetime views on YouTube.
How did Tuvok make such a big upward move in a seven-day span? Unsurprisingly, the channel’s presence on YouTube Shorts is its beating heart. Tuvok’s most popular videos are brief clips that challenge passersby to hit a target with a soccer ball or sink a shot with a basketball. Each person who participates gets a number grade, complete with a descriptive emoji, and in those ratings, Tuvok adds comedy to its content.
There are good life lessons to take away from Tuvok. Just remember, if a stranger lobs you a ball in public, you should show off your skills. YouTube is watching.
Here’s a breakdown of the Top 50 Most Viewed channels this week in terms of their countries of origin:
- United States: 18 channels in the Top 50.
- India: 12 channels in the Top 50.
- Russia: 4 channels in the Top 50.
- Canada, Japan, Turkey, and United Kingdom: 2 channels in the Top 50.
- Cyprus, France, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Moldova, Pakistan, and United Arab Emirates: 1 channel each in the Top 50.
This week, 26 channels in the Top 50 are primarily active on YouTube Shorts.