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YouTube Shorts channels now make up two-thirds of the channels in the U.S. Top 50, but until this week, most of those hubs have been held out of the top five.
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Now, some short-form channels are breaking through, but the #1 channel in the U.S. chart has us saying “same old, same old.”
CoComelon – Nursery Rhymes is set to embark on a massive, 62-city tour of the United States, and it’s the perfect time for the brand to capitalize on its YouTube success. CoComelon hasn’t dipped below the #1 spot in our U.S. Top 50 for months, and this week was no different. CoComelon received 591.7 million weekly views, and though there are many other YouTube channels that offer nursery rhymes, none of them are nearly this popular. In fact, no other U.S.-based channel got more than 450 million views this week.
LeoNata Family increased its viewership by 21% week-over-week, and that jump brought it closer to CoComelon than any other U.S.-based channel. Though the LeoNata channel was only created a year, it is closing in on 15 billion lifetime views, and it got 435.9 million views last week. Turns out that family content and YouTube Shorts is a powerful combination.
Speaking of Shorts, the highest-ranking channel with the red Shorts logo next to its name is SportsNation. By reaching the #3 position in the U.S. Top 50, this archive of athletic accomplishments has achieved its highest-ever placement in our all-American chart. SportsNation increased its viewership by 67% week-over-week, which bumped it up to 347.8 million weekly views. That’s how you go from 14th place all the way up to third.
Fourth place in the U.S. Top 50 goes to Kids Diana Show. The family vlog is a regular entrant in both our global and U.S. charts, and it was able to maintain its position near the top of the Stateside ranking by notching 334.6 million weekly views. Diana and her family need about 20 billion views to reach 100 billion on their main channel, so they could get to that point next year.
Another family vlog rounds out this week’s U.S. top five. Like Nastya dropped three spots since last week, but it was still able to hang near the top of the chart by securing 302.8 million weekly views.
If you think that every popular YouTube Shorts channel features comedy skits, pranks, or family challenges, then you forgot one of the internet’s most important rules: There is always room for cute animals. Nico the Pomeranian made it into this week’s U.S. Top 50 by finding some funny ways to help his owner out.
Nico placed 34th in our U.S. ranking after collecting 131 million weekly views. That total represents a 7% week-over-week bump, which might not seem like much, but it’s actually Nico’s biggest YouTube increase ever. (More on this later.)
Like another popular YouTube Shorts channel, That Little Puff, Nico the Pomeranian is an anthropomorphic representation. He thinks like a human, carries items like a human, and eats the same foods as humans — all thanks to the magic of editing. In his most-watched YouTube video, Nico saves his actual human from some spicy food. The clip has registered more than 51 million views to date.
Is Nico’s YouTube success a sign of things to come? Let’s keep in mind that this channel is very new. Since coming over from TikTok, Nico has only collected 339 million lifetime views. So it’s still early days for this pup, and if he can train his adorable eyes on the top of the U.S. Top 50, he can make it there.
This week, there are 33 YouTube Shorts channels in the U.S. Top 50.