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It’s Halloween week, and costumed characters are swinging into our Global Top 50.
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That’s right, Spider-Man is up to his old tricks on YouTube. Despite a big week, Spidey couldn’t keep up with the most-watched channel of the week, which once again hailed from India.
Three of the top five channels in this week’s chart occupy different positions than they did seven days ago. Those winds of change didn’t blow through the #1 spot, which is still held by T-Series. The Indian record label claimed the top spot for the second straight week by collecting 560.1 million weekly views. No other channels were able to join it above 500 million views. T-Series will finish October with just a single week outside the number-one position.
Another Indian channel followed behind T-Series in the #2 spot. SET India recorded 450.8 million weekly views across its library of TV-adjacent content. Though that was 5% fewer views than what the Sony-owned channel accrued a week ago, it didn’t drop in the rankings. In fact, it was able to move up after placing third seven days ago.
The #3 finisher in the Global Top 50 is the highest-ranking American channel and the highest-ranking YouTube Shorts channel among all chart entrants. Alan Chikin Chow reached his highest-ever position in the Top 50 after adding 431.9 million weekly views to his all-time YouTube total. Chow, who is also a TikTok standout, moved up two spots after rounding out our global top five a week ago.
The third Indian channel to reach the top four in the Global Top 50 is Sony SAB. Like SET India, this Sony-owned channel distributes TV shows to South Asian consumers. During our latest measurement period, Sony SAB rolled up 361.5 million weekly views to maintain its chart position.
Duetify moved up more than 100 spots to reach the #5 spot in the Global Top 50. The U.S.-based Shorts hub earned 341.3 million weekly views. Will it be able to maintain its lofty position next week?
Spider-Man is always one of the top Halloween costumes, and this year, the webslinger’s popularity may have boosted some YouTube Shorts channels. In particular, spider-maaaaaaan was one of Japan’s three representatives in the Global Top 50.
This spider-maaaaaaan (let’s call him “spidey” for short) is as mysterious as any. You can spend all day trying to figure out the identity of the person beneath the skintight red-and-blue outfit, but it’s easier to identify the creator who often stands next to him. Issei, who also wrapped up a spot in the Global Top 50 (#47), is this spidey’s best friend. Some of their work can be a bit…conceptual, but their most-watched collaboration is a simple comedy premise: Setup, turn, punchline.
That video, with its 147 million views, paced spidey to his best-ever week on YouTube. The Japanese channel reached 17th place in the Global Top 50 by racking up 241.1 million weekly views. That was good for a 23% week-over-week increase, and spidey also surpassed the first of many viewership milestones by earning his one-millionth lifetime view on YouTube.
It’s not the greatest performance we’ve ever seen from a Spider-Man in our Global Top 50, but this high-flyer is currently one of YouTube’s top costumes. If you’re not careful, he’ll take all your Halloween candy.
Here’s a breakdown of the Top 50 Most Viewed channels this week in terms of their countries of origin:
- United States: 16 channels in the Top 50.
- India: 13 channels in the Top 50.
- Vietnam: 4 channels in the Top 50.
- Japan and Turkey: 3 channels in the Top 50.
- Pakistan: 2 channels in the Top 50.
- Australia, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Mexico, Russia, South Korea, Sweden, and the United Kingdom: 1 channel each in the Top 50.
This week, 27 channels in the Top 50 are primarily active on YouTube Shorts.