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This week, we said happy birthday to the United States, but among the countries represented in our Global Top 50, India had the biggest week.
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18 of the 50 most-watched YouTube channels in the world are associated with the South Asian nation. That number includes the #1 channel in this week’s chart, which topped all other comers for the fourth straight week.
T-Series is still on top.
The Indian record label got 651.1 million weekly views this week, which pushed it past 196 billion lifetime views on YouTube. Whether you measure by weekly views, all-time views, subscribers, or weeks spent at #1 in our Global Top 50, T-Series is YouTube’s most popular channel. That said, its traffic dipped by 1% week-over-week, and it could drop back to second place next week.
The channel with a chance to catch T-Series is SET India. The Sony-owned channel, which provides TV content to its predominantly Indian audience, increased its YouTube viewership by 12% week-over-week over our latest measurement period. That brought it up to 611.1 million weekly views, which is only a little bit short of the total posted by T-Series. Perhaps our Top 50 will be in for a big change next week.
The highest-ranked U.S.-based channel in this week’s Global Top 50 is (you guessed it) Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes. The California-based organization continues to grow, even though it dropped one spot in our worldwide ranking since our last update. Its latest seven-day totals included 569.8 million weekly views and enough new subscribers to bring its count above 138 million. That’s a lot of fans of family-friendly jingles and animations.
Fourth place in the latest Global Top 50 went to Kids Diana Show. The home of the titular kidfluencer upped its weekly viewership by 38% while also coming close to 100 million subscribers. Overall, Kids Diana Show added 475.1 million weekly views during the week that was. In the process, it moved up five spots from its previous chart position.
Sony SAB rounds out this week’s global top five. The sister channel of SET India added 421.1 million weekly views to its lifetime total.
This week, the Global Top 50 is all Blissed out.
Adrian Bliss broke out on social media with comedy videos set inside the human body, in the club, and throughout history. With his deadpan delivery, imaginative characters, and sarcastic jokes about human nature, Bliss has attracted more than 6.5 million followers on TikTok.
Now, he’s making moves on YouTube Shorts as well. His channel there has been active since 2013, but it has grown considerably since he began repurposing his TikTok content for the world’s top video site. Though some creators vary their short-form videos between platforms, the videos that are doing well for Bliss on YouTube are similar to his TikTok hits. The tale of a virus trying to sneak through a human’s mouth has picked up 61.8 million views to date — perhaps because of its relation to the era we’re currently living in.
Overall, Bliss’ YouTube channel has received 837.4 million lifetime views, which doesn’t seem like that much when compared to other channels in our Global Top 50. But the British creator is definitely on the rise. 115.2 million of those views came during our most recent seven-day measurement period, and Bliss’ subscriber count has risen above three million.
Bliss is becoming a regular on YouTube’s trending tab, so even though he’s now in 43rd place in the world in terms of weekly viewership, don’t expect that position to remain his high-water mark for long. The U.K.-based creator is still going up — as long as he can get out of the mouth first.
Here’s a breakdown of the Top 50 Most Viewed channels this week in terms of their countries of origin:
- India: 18 channels in the Top 50.
- United States: 14 channels in the Top 50.
- South Korea: 3 channels in the Top 50.
- Argentina, Pakistan, and the United Kingdom: 2 channels in the Top 50.
- Belarus, Canada, Moldova, The Netherlands, Puerto Rico, Thailand, Turkey, and Vietnam: 1 each in the Top 50.
This week, 14 channels in the Top 50 are primarily active on YouTube Shorts.