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These days, long-form channels have a hard time making it into our U.S. Top 50 chart. At the top of the ranking, a select group of channels — all of them aimed at young kids — are bucking the YouTube Shorts trend.
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And the #1 channel in the U.S. Top 50 is the biggest children’s content hub of all.
Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes had yet another dominant week. After sitting atop the U.S. Top 50 throughout all of August, the California-based producer continued that trend into September. Since it also snagged the top spot in the Global Top 50, Cocomelon is ruling both of our charts this week. In total, it picked up 622.3 million weekly views.
There’s a big drop from Cocomelon down to Like Nastya, which earned runner-up status in our most-recent U.S. ranking. The Florida-based vlog, which features the smiley girl who is named in the channel’s title, got 415.8 million weekly views. Though that viewership is significantly smaller than Cocomelon’s, it represented a 22% week-over-week increase for Nastya and her family, who moved up from their fourth-place finish a week ago.
LeoNata Family, which posts videos on both the short-form and long-form versions of YouTube, finished third in our U.S. Top 50. The all-ages hub, which breaks family adventures and challenges into bite-sized pieces, amassed 360 million weekly views this week. That was a nearly-identical total to the one LeoNata posted a week ago, when it also finished third in the U.S. Top 50.
Kids Diana Show followed behind LeoNata in fourth place. The family vlog, which has a similar origin story to Like Nastya (Eastern European roots and a home in Florida), was able to slip into the U.S. top five after landing in sixth a week ago. It collected 324.8 million weekly views, and it now has more than 100 million subscribers — which is another thing it has in common with Nastya and co.
Alan Chikin Chow, the highest-ranking YouTube Shorts channel in America, rounds out our latest U.S. top five. It picked up 316.3 million weekly views.
There’s a new type of chocolate rain pouring down on YouTube, but this one doesn’t have a deep voice or a dramatic piano line. Armory Guichon, a Swiss-French pastry chef based in the United States, is becoming YouTube’s favorite chocolatier.
Guichon’s short-form videos show off desserts of all kinds, but he’s best known for his work with a specific type of sweet stuff. He is, to put it mildly, a chocolate master. First he got more than 125 million views by sculpting a giraffe out of chocolate. Then he used chocolate to make a robot arm that can help him make more chocolate. Xzibit must be proud of him.
Guichon’s chocolatey prowess isn’t just catching the eye of YouTube. He also served as the host of School of Chocolate, a Netflix series that premiered last year.
But for the purposes of this ranking, Guichon’s YouTube Shorts numbers are his best asset. Among all U.S.-based channels, his finished in 13th place in our latest U.S. Top 50 thanks to its 217.3 million weekly views. Guichon’s viewership jumped up by 24% week-over-week, and he figures to be a regular in these charts for months to come. At least he has a safe where he can store all that YouTube gold.
This week, there are 32 YouTube Shorts channels in the U.S. Top 50.