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The United States and India continue to dominate our Global Top 50.
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31 of the 50 entrants in this week’s ranking — including all of the top six — hail from one of those two countries. And a particular Indian channel is still reaching heights no other channels can reach.
T-Series started October the same way it ended September: On top of our Global Top 50. The official YouTube home of a prominent Indian record label still has more weekly views, lifetime views, and subscribers than any other channel on the platform. As the calendar turned over, T-Series counted 619.9 million weekly views, which gave it a comfortable lead over the next-most watched hub.
SET India took the #2 spot for the second week in a row. The Sony-owned channel, which delivers TV clips and episodes to a massive audience of South Asian consumers, recorded 577.5 million weekly views in our latest count. SET India now has 130 billion lifetime views on YouTube, and if it can make up a million-subscriber gap, it will have the most subscribers of any channel not named T-Series.
The channel that currently leads SET India in terms of subscribers doesn’t look as if it will slow down any time soon. Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes retained the third-place position it earned a week ago, and its seven-day traffic didn’t lag far behind SET India. The American purveyor of animations and jingles snagged 545.5 million weekly views, which put it above 140 billion lifetime views. T-Series is the only other YouTube channel to achieve that lofty milestone.
Thanks to a 50% week-over-week viewership increase, the short-form hub LeoNata Family moved up to fourth place in the Global Top 50. The all-ages hub, which ranked 12th in this chart a week ago, got 428.2 million weekly views during our most recent measurement period. That’s a pretty impressive total for a channel that only began its YouTube journey a year ago.
Kids Diana Show rounds out this week’s global top five. The family vlog collected 400.2 million weekly views and wound up just ahead of #6 finisher Sony SAB.
A trend has emerged among the foreign-language YouTube Shorts channels that make it into our Global Top 50. Though channels like Sky and Bayashi TV hail from far-flung countries, they reel in viewers from around the globe by utilizing the universal language of physical comedy.
Ruben Tuesta bucks that trend. Like many other TikTok and YouTube Shorts creators who have cracked our worldwide ranking, Tuesta makes comedy videos. But while other channels downplay their native tongues to achieve global appeal, Tuesta caters to the Spanish-speaking crowd. His minute-long clips are fast-paced, wordy, and full of stereotypes that may or may not translate across cultural lines. My Spanish is rusty, but I still know what it’s like when your family tries to stretch household goods at the end of the month.
Tuesta broke out on TikTok, but he’s now making waves on YouTube Shorts. That video, which has more than 58 million total views, is helping its Peruvian-born star climb our Global Top 50. Tuesta cut his ranking in half this week, moving up from 68th to 34th. By earning 214 million weekly views, the funnyman increased his YouTube traffic by 43% week-over-week.
These big numbers are impressive on their own. They become even more astonishing when you consider Tuesta’s commitment to his core audience. If he were to start uploading the “silent comedy” that gets laughs around the world, who knows how high his channel could rise?
Here’s a breakdown of the Top 50 Most Viewed channels this week in terms of their countries of origin:
- United States: 21 channels in the Top 50.
- India: 10 channels in the Top 50.
- Pakistan: 3 channels in the Top 50.
- United Kingdom and Vietnam: 2 channels in the Top 50.
- Argentina, Brazil, China, Cyprus, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Russia, South Korea, and Turkey: 1 channel each in the Top 50.
This week, 27 channels in the Top 50 are primarily active on YouTube Shorts.