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The channel that usually takes up residence at the front of U.S. Top 50 spent some time in second place last week. As the calendar continues into March, that world-beater is back on top of our American ranking.
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Which channel is that? Which channels are near it? What does The Incredible Hulk have to do with this week’s chart? The answers to all those questions are below.
Time for the also-rans to move aside, because Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes is headed back to #1.
In the first two months of 2022, the California-based producer of animated family content spent only two weeks outside of the #1 spot in our U.S. Top 50. It fell back to #2 at the start of March but has since reinstated its rule of this ranking. The 572.3 million weekly views it received was good for a slight week-over-week traffic increase. Meanwhile, the three channels behind it all saw their weekly viewership go down.
One of the channels suffering a traffic dip this week is Like Nastya. After supplanted Cocomelon last week, the Floridian channel reverted to U.S. runner-up, despite its 570.2 million weekly views. The top two channels in this chart are so close together that it would not be a surprise if Nastya and her family moved back up to #1 next week.
The #3 and #4 spots in this week’s U.S. Top 50 featured no changes from the week prior. In third place, we find Kids Diana Show, the home of the titular Ukraine-born, Florida-based child. Diana and her co-stars received 408.1 million weekly views on their videos during our most-recent seven-day measurement period.
The other channel in the U.S. top five that held onto its previous chart position is Vlad and Niki. Like the two channels directly in front of it in the ranking, this one is a family vlog with its roots in Eastern Europe. The two boys at its center earned 346.9 million weekly views on their main YouTube channel, which put Vlad and Niki’s lifetime view count above 61 billion.
LankyBox returns to our U.S. top five this week. The gaming and entertainment hub rounded out the upper echelon of our American ranking after receiving 297.2 million views during the week that was.
This chart is a ranking of channels based in the U.S., and even though Cheeky Boyos sounds like it comes from across the pond, it is very much the home base of a pair of red-blooded American creators. Coy Wickey and Brian O’Donnell are a pair of Hoosiers whose prankish exploits have made them short-form stars.
The Boyos may not be from Britain, but like with many creators who find success on YouTube Shorts, Wickey and O’Donnell make videos with a universal appeal. In the most-watched video on their YouTube channel, the imagine the useful things you could accomplish if you were friends with The Incredible Hulk. This video reminds me of the action-packed, over-the-top Shorts videos that come from Asian channels like mingweirocks and Dunia Robot.
Of course, just because a video like this is successful, it won’t stop the Boyos from engaging in some good old-fashioned American tomfoolery. In their prank videos, they like to pull a fast one or two, and this has proven to be a successful formula for them. Over seven days, their YouTube channel picked up 98.8 million weekly views, placing it 31st in our U.S. Top 50. As the Boyos up their presence on YouTube (where they’ve only been active for about two years), they’ll have an opportunity to generate even bigger viewership figures.
This week, there are 23 YouTube Shorts channels in the U.S. Top 50.