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There haven’t been too many big changes since last week’s Global Top 50 chart, but there is a new channel occupying the #1 spot.
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Though the current #1 is back in that position for the first time in over a month, it’s no stranger to our Global Top 50. In fact, it may be the most famous YouTube channel in the world.
In August, T-Series achieved a legendary feat: 200 billion lifetime views on YouTube. Though the Indian record label had plenty of cause for celebration last month, the #1 spot eluded it — until now. The most-watched YouTube channel of all time is back on top of our worldwide ranking after pulling in 641.5 million weekly views. And now that it is well above 200 billion views, it can start gunning for 300 million.
T-Series pushed CoComelon – Nursery Rhymes out of the #1 position in our Global Top 50, but the American producer of songs and jingles didn’t fall far. It ended up as the world runner-up this week despite losing 5% of its viewership since our last chart update. CoComelon recorded 591.7 million weekly views, and it also has a shot at a big milestone: If it keeps up its current pace, it will reach 150 billion lifetime views sometime next year.
SET India, which held the top spot in this chart for most of August, finished in third place this week. By serving up TV shows to its South Asian audience, the Sony-owned channel was able to reel in 567.6 million weekly views. That wasn’t quite enough to stay in the top two, but SET India was still one of only three channels to get at least a half-billion views this week.
Up next is LeoNata Family. Though LeoNata is not marked as a Shorts channel (because it also features a lot of long-form compilations), it is only channel in this week’s global top five that makes regular use of YouTube’s TikTok competitor. By reaching the massive audience on that platform, LeoNata was able to snag 435.9 million views during the week that was. That total vaulted it from seventh place in the world up to fourth.
As has become the norm, Sony SAB rounded out our latest global top five. SET India’s sister channel held onto its previous position by picking up 375.1 million weekly views.
Back in the 40s and 50s, a group of creators combined brief runtimes with slapstick comedy and goofy twists to create a beloved program. That may sound like the formula used by many modern-day Shorts channels, but in this case, I’m describing the cartoon Tom & Jerry.
One Shorts channel has taken inspiration from Tom & Jerry to bring a different kind of cat-and-mouse game to YouTube. KL BRO Biju Rithvik is based in India — its channel description is written in the regional language Malayalam — but its video titles often pay tribute to an American classic.
In one sense, Biju Rithvik’s decision to invoke Tom & Jerry makes perfect sense. Its most popular videos often involve sneaky moments, chase scenes, and sudden reversals of fortune, which you’d also find in the old-school cartoon. But while Tom & Jerry episodes culminate in violent acts of sabotage, Biju Rithvik prefers heartwarming resolutions.
In a clip that’s been seen more than 145 million times, young Anu tries to steal the last piece of candy from Rithvi. He’s unable to trick her, but (surprise!) she had an extra piece of candy all along. Forget Hanna-Barbera — that’s a Disney ending right there.
Everyone loves a happy ending, and Biju Rithvik proved it in this week’s Global Top 50. The Indian hub landed just outside the top five in sixth place, and it outpaced almost all other channels that are active on YouTube Shorts. Its 356 million weekly views represented a 16% week-over-week increase that pushed Biju Rithvik above four billion lifetime views. Now we know how Rithvi afforded that extra piece of candy.
Here’s a breakdown of the Top 50 Most Viewed channels this week in terms of their countries of origin:
- United States: 22 channels in the Top 50.
- India: 10 channels in the Top 50.
- Pakistan, Russia, Turkey, and the United Kingdom: 2 channels in the Top 50.
- Argentina, Brazil, China, Mexico, Moldova, Puerto Rico, South Korea, Sweden, and Vietnam: 1 channel each in the Top 50.
This week, 29 channels in the Top 50 are primarily active on YouTube Shorts.