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This week, the only new channel in our global top five made an incredible upward leap. It moved up 15 spots to become one of the most-watched YouTube channels around the globa. It also happens to share a home country with the channel that remains ahead of everyone else in the world.
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T-Series is #1 in the world yet again.
The Indian record label hasn’t been on top of every worldwide ranking we’ve shared this year, but those second-place finishes have been nothing more than blips on the radar. T-Series is at the front of the most recent Global Top 50, and with 596.6 million weekly views, it’s one of just two channels to stay on the positive side of the 500 million mark this week. It currently has the most views and most subscribers of any YouTube channel ever, so that tells you just how impressive it is.
The only other channel that stayed above the 500 million line is Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes. The most-watched U.S.-based channel finished as T-Series’ runner-up this week thanks to its 504.3 million weekly views. It’s no surprise that American and Indian channels continue to dominate this chart. You have to get to eighth place before you’ll find a hub that isn’t flying one of those two banners.
The third-place finisher is another U.S.-based channel. Kids Diana Show is a family channel that has connected with youngsters around the world. Its devoted audience includes 93.6 million subscribers, and those fans delivered 468.3 million weekly views in mid-April. That was good for a 12% week-over-week increase that pushed Kids Diana Show up one spot in the global chart.
The biggest jump in the global top five happened to this week’s #4 channel. Shorts Break is an Indian hub that provides exactly what its name suggests: snackable videos on YouTube Shorts. After finishing 19th in the Global Top 50 last week, Shorts Break doubled its viewership and then some. Its 421.9 million weekly views made it the highest-ranking YouTube Shorts channel in this week’s chart.
Yet another Indian channel, Sony SAB, rounds out this weeks global top five. The comedy hub is a stalwart in our rankings, though its 406 million weekly views caused it to drop two spots from its previous position.
Is Alejo Igoa the MrBeast of Argentina?
Like his American counterpart, 25-year-old Igoa posts challenge and stunt videos that feature extreme conditions and significant cash prizes. The similarities don’t end there. MrBeast has reached our Global Top 50 numerous times, and in our latest ranking, Igoa cracked the top 50 for the first time. Oh, and they both use very bright thumbnails, but then again, who doesn’t?
Though Igoa does use YouTube Shorts, the majority of his most-watched videos run for ten minutes or more. This makes him a rare “two-way threat” among channels in the Global Top 50. While most of 2022’s “Top Gainers” have improved their respective chart positions by posting viral clips on YouTube Shorts, Igoa has reached 45th place thanks to the popularity of his landscape content.
Take, for example, this MrBeast-exque challenge, in which Igoa and his friend try to escape locked boxes and take home $1,000. The video was uploaded in February 2022 and has received nearly 22 million views since then.
Igoa’s huge 2022 has pushed his YouTube channel closer to three billion lifetime views. About 141.9 million of those views came during our most-recent seven-day measurement period, and that total was 28% higher than the one Igoa posted the week prior. If he keeps those numbers up, the Argentian creator will soon be giving away much bigger sums to his loyal fans.
Here’s a breakdown of the Top 50 Most Viewed channels this week in terms of their countries of origin:
- United States and India: 13 channels in the Top 50.
- Pakistan: 5 channels in the Top 50.
- Russia: 3 channels in the Top 50.
- Argentina, Japan, and Turkey: 2 channels in the Top 50.
- Bangladesh, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Moldova, Singapore, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam: 1 each in the Top 50.
This week, 26 channels in the Top 50 are primarily active on YouTube Shorts.