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This week in the U.S. Top 50: Omnipresent family brands, a majority of short-form channels, and a flatulent video game character. Oh my!
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And this week’s top five consists entirely of kid-friendly channels. Read on to learn which ones made the cut.
At the start of February, no U.S.-based channel received more weekly views than Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes. The colorful and musical channel, which operates out of California, led the way in our U.S. Top 50 by receiving 658.9 million weekly views. That was slightly less traffic than what the channel scored last week, and it dipped in the Global Top 50 as a result, but its status as the most-watched American channel did not change.
Kids Diana Show followed behind Cocomelon in second place. For the third straight week, the Florida-based channel is our U.S. chart’s runner-up, thanks to its 497.2 million weekly views. With 89.8 million subscribers, Diana’s American home is tied with MrBeast for the second-most subscribers among all channels in our U.S. Top 50. Only Cocomelon has more.
The third-place channel in this week’s U.S. Top 50 has a lot in common with the channel right above it. Like Kids Diana Show, Vlad and Niki is a Florida-based channel with Eastern European roots. Its titular boys play with toys and go on adventures, and that formula has proven to be quite a hit. Over seven days, Vlad and Niki picked up 388.8 million weekly views.
After finishing just outside our U.S. top five last week, SMOL nudged its way toward the top of the ranking by receiving 363.7 million weekly views. By reaching fourth place, SMOL claimed the title of highest-ranking YouTube Shorts channel in our latest U.S.-only chart.
Toys and Colors rounds out this week’s U.S. top five. The educational hub was 10th in this chart a week ago, but thanks to its 285.6 million weekly views, it made up to the #5 position.
Some viewers visit YouTube Shorts in hopes of learning new skills. Others take in the TikTok competitor in order to experience cultures from around the world.
Some people, however, have simpler intentions. They just want to watch a video game character pass gas.
Captain Tate is a well-known gamer who uses the creativity tools in Minecraft and Roblox as storytelling devices. Like so many other YouTube creators, the Captain has added some YouTube Shorts content to his library; unsurprisingly, 12 of those clips have been watched more often than any long-form video he’s ever released.
The shorts on the Captain Tate channel are often created within Roblox, but they trend in a stranger direction than the creator’s usual fare. In his most-watched video, which has more than 25 million views, the character Huggy Wuggy (from the video game Poppy Playtime) lets out a loud fart.
No one would ever call a video like this “highbrow,” but its popularity cannot be denied. Over our most-recent measurement period, Captain Tate added 117.3 million weekly views, which was 41% more traffic than what the channel received over the seven previous days. That dramatic increase allowed Captain Tate to move from 54th place in the U.S. up to 31st. Nothing smelly about that.
This week, there are 27 YouTube Shorts channels in the U.S. Top 50.