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The top two channels in our U.S. Top 50 spent March in a see-saw battle for the #1 spot. Every time one of them ascends to the top position, the other one surges back to reclaim its previous perch.
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During the last week of March, that trend continued, though the current U.S. #1 is well-positioned to stay on top as the calendar turns over into April.
Hey Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes: Welcome back to the top.
The Calfornia-based hub for jingles and jaunts continued to entertain its young audience during the last full week of March, and it picked up 460.2 million weekly views during that time. Though that seven-day total finished several hundred million hits behind the figures Cocomelon posted earlier this year, it was still enough for the channel to rule our U.S. Top 50 during a down week for viewership.
The channel that was #1 in this chart last week (and three weeks ago) is now back in the runner-up position. Like Nastya continues to be more popular than any other channel led by an individual creator, though it lost 21% of its weekly viewership since our last update. That left it with 446.5 million weekly views to spare, and while that wasn’t enough to hold off Cocomelon at the top of the U.S. Top, it was more than enough to keep Nastya and her family ahead of all other U.S.-based contenders.
Though the top two channels in the U.S. Top 50 have jostled for position throughout March, the #3 spot in the ranking has remained pretty consistent. Kids Diana Show earned that placement for the third straight week by reeling in 321.3 million weekly views. Though that represented a week-over-week decline for the home of the Ukraine-born, Florida-based child star, it was still a strong showing that kept Diana and her family in the U.S. top three.
Fourth-place finisher That Little Puff is unique among the top five channels in this week’s U.S. Top 50. It’s the one such channel that exists primarily on YouTube Shorts, and the only one that gained viewership since our last update. By raising its traffic by 10%, the home of the titular cat chef moved up to 256.3 million weekly views.
Vlad and Niki rounds out this week’s U.S. top five. Like the other two family vlogs I’ve mentioned so far, this one has a base in Florida and a history of high placements in this chart. Its fifth-place finish was catalyzed by the 235.2 million weekly views it received.
We’ve already spent some time in this column discussing House of Highlights, but the channel’s founder has a thriving YouTube operation of his own. After selling his highlight hub to Bleacher Report in 2015, Omar Raja went to work at ESPN, where he is using short-form content to deliver a distinctive brand of sports reporting.
Sometimes, Raja uses his YouTube channel to share the fun points-of-view he gets to experience in the course of his job. People are interested to learn what it’s like at NBA practices, but they deliver way more views to videos that Raja himself doesn’t make. He uses his channel as an aggregator of user-generated content from the sports world, and those clips are the ones that have boosted him the most. Footage of an epic paper airplane throw at Dodger Stadium has brought more than 78 million hits to his YouTube home.
Over the past seven days, Raja had one of his most productive periods since he left House of Highlights. The reporter’s personal channel pulled in 109.2 million weekly views, which was 60% higher viewership than what Raja collected during the week prior. That’s a big uptick, and it pushed Raja from the outside of the U.S. Top 50 all the way to 22nd place.
While he’s a long way from matching the 2.8 billion lifetime views House of Highlights has, his new channel is about to surpass one billion lifetime views, so he has that going for him, which is nice.
This week, there are 23 YouTube Shorts channels in the U.S. Top 50.