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We had a surprise leader in last week’s U.S. Top 50. As the calendar turned over to November, our American ranking righted itself.
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The animation channel beloved by babies everywhere is back on top, with plenty of YouTube Shorts standouts chasing after it.
Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes is coming off a week when it placed third for the first time in months. The California-based producer of animations and jingles doubled its viewership week-over-week to put its disappointing showing behind it. With 736.3 million weekly views, Cocomelon is back on top of our all-American ranking, and only another anomaly will topple it from that perch.
Alan Chikin Chow‘s reign as the #1 channel in the U.S. Top 50 was brief but brilliant. The YouTube Shorts hub may not be ahead of Cocomelon anymore, but its titular star is still as funny as he ever was, and a nine-digit audience is tuning in. Alan Chikin Chow got 369.8 million views during the week that was, making him the highest-ranking YouTube Shorts channel in the chart.
Another YouTube Shorts channel is hot on Alan Chikin Chow’s heels. Duetify, which mashes up viral videos to create a compendium of reaction content, was one of the breakout channels of October. It’s continuing its hot streak into November by accruing 364.5 million weekly views. That was good for a 7% week-over-week increase and a third-place finish in the U.S. Top 50.
In fourth place, the parade of YouTube Shorts channels continues. Daniel Labelle, a master of unusual forms of movement, just had his best week ever in terms of traffic. He counted 301.2 million weekly views, which was a 45% week-over-week increase compared to his previous seven-day total. Before the end of the year, Labelle is likely to surpass 10 billion lifetime views on his channel.
Kids Diana Show rounds out this week’s U.S. top five. The familiar family vlog moved back into the upper echelon of our American ranking by scoring 294.9 million weekly views.
SeanDoesMagic and Dan Rhodes better watch out, because another magician is making his way up the charts. Justin Flom is using short-form content to earn a spot in our U.S. Top 50.
Every magician has their own stage presence, and Flom’s personality errs on the prankish side of things. That’s good news for him, since the YouTube Shorts audience loves a good practical joke. Even though his most-watched video looks staged, that doesn’t make it any less appealing. It’s got colorful balloons for the kids, a crafty setup for the DIYers, and a great punchline for the pranksters.
By courting viewers from all over YouTube, Flom has gotten 250 million views on a single video. That’s a neat trick.
By no means is Flom a one-hit wonder. With his arsenal of tricks, gags, and sleight-of-hand maneuvers, he has managed to reach 20th place in our U.S. Top 50. The first seven days of November were extraordinary for him, as he received 159.8 million weekly views and more than doubled his viewership week-over-week. He now has more than two million subscribers as well.
For Flom, the fun doesn’t end on YouTube. If you like the magician’s shtick, you can book him for your next event.
This week, there are 34 YouTube Shorts channels in the U.S. Top 50.