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In March, no channel was able to defend its perch at the top of our U.S. Top 50 chart. Two top content destinations took turns as the most-watched U.S.-based YouTube channel.
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April is a different story. One of those two channels has finally repeated as the #1 finisher in the U.S. Top 50, and I won’t be surprised if it sticks in that position for the rest of the month.
From time to time, other channels may be able to surpass Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes in terms of weekly viewership, but among American content providers, the California-based animation hub is in a class by itself. It has now been #1 in our U.S. Top 50 for two straight weeks. Over our latest measurement period, Cocomelon recorded 509 million weekly views, making it the only U.S.-based channel above 500 million views this week.
Kids Diana Show moved up one spot to finish as our U.S. runner-up. The vlog’s titular Ukraine-born star is always wearing a smile, whether she’s filming from Dubai or her family’s other home base in Florida. Over seven days, Diana and co. earned 421.9 million weekly views; the channel is also on track to reach 100 million subscribers before the end of 2022.
In March, Like Nastya reached the #1 spot in this ranking on two separate occasions. In our first U.S. Top 50 of April, however, the family channel has dropped back to third place after losing 16% of its viewership week-over-week. Nonetheless, the 377.5 million weekly views Like Nastya received kept it entrenched in our U.S. top five (and it’s just ahead of Kids Diana Show in terms of lifetime viewership, too).
Lanky Box went in the other direction this week, riding a 22% week-over-week viewership increase to move up two spots in our U.S. Top 50. The gaming and entertainment channel finished just behind the three family channels with 254.8 million weekly views. That level of viewership has been the name of the game for LankyBox hosts Justin and Adam since they started creating YouTube Shorts content.
Vlad and Niki rounded out our U.S. top five for the second week in a row. The Florida-based channel, led by the two titular boys, notched 238.6 million weekly views.
When we see gaming channels in our Top 50 charts, they usually roll up big view counts by sharing clips from popular titles like Minecraft and Roblox. XO Gamer, on the other hand, keeps it casual. Its top videos are all YouTube Shorts clips that show levels from the “endless runner” genre of mobile gaming.
Some endless runner games show small sprites running through temple or racetrack settings, but as XO Gamer shows, there’s a lot of creativity in that category these days. Sometimes, the goal is to create a large raft of popsicles for hungry kids or to build the best possible pizza. Then you have Girl Rider, which is so perplexing and unusual that viewers can’t look away. This video has more than 35 million views:
Overall, XO Gamer managed to pick up 69.7 million weekly views in our latest count. That 14% week-over-week viewership boost propelled it from 69th place in the U.S. up to 48th. Not bad for a channel that only started uploading YouTube videos last year.
In my mind, there’s more exciting gaming channels out there. But hey — if you were stuck on one of these levels, you’d love to find this channel in your YouTube Shorts feed.
This week, there are 24 YouTube Shorts channels in the U.S. Top 50.