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After Halloween delivered some spooky surprises, our Global Top 50 is returning to a state of normalcy.
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A new month brings a new #1 channel to the top of our chart. After missing the top five seven days ago, that channel is starting November on a positive foot.
Good news for Candle Media, the company that acquired Moonbug a year ago: The latter entity’s biggest channel is surging. Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes returned to the #1 spot in the Global Top 50 after placing seventh a week ago. The family programming hub, bolstered by its U.S. tour (which is currently swinging through the Midwest), was able to double its viewership week-over-week. It ended up with 736.3 million weekly views.
T-Series rarely drops out of the top spot in our Global Top 50, and when it does, it never falls far. This week, Cocomelon’s ascendance pushed its Indian competitor down to second place. The record label and movie studio counted 581 million weekly views to bring its lifetime total above 206 billion views. Not bad for what can technically be considered a “down” week.
Alan Chikin Chow shocked us last week by becoming the first channel in months to break Cocomelon’s hold at the front of the U.S. Top 50. Though the comedy hub is no longer ahead of Cocomelon, it still touts strong placements in both our global and American charts. Chow’s TikTok-style yuks brought him 369.8 million views during the week that was. That put him in third place in the Global Top 50.
Like Alan Chikin Chow, the #4 channel in our Global Top 50 gets most of its viewership on YouTube Shorts. Duetify has been one of the breakout hits of the fall, going from near-zero views to millions of them in just a few weeks. Its latest seven-day haul — 364.5 million weekly views — put it ahead of channels that debuted a decade earlier.
One of those old-timers is Sony SAB. The longtime destination for Indian TV content rounded out our latest global top five by picking up 354.6 million weekly views.
If you follow the trends on TikTok, your next family game night is going to be a lot more colorful than the last — and it might get a bit messy.
You’ll have to do a lot of cleaning up if you take cues from VDS Family Game, a channel that reached 44th place in our most recent Global Top 50. As its name implies, VDS has a nuclear cast of characters, including two parents and at least three children. To keep the kids busy, the parents set up challenges in their house, most of which boil down to pure luck.
For example, take the channel’s second-most watched clip, which has been seen more than 40 million times. It’s a less violent version of Russian roulette in which the person who pops the ink-filled balloon loses.
These videos get my competitive juices flowing, so I can understand how they’ve captivated so many viewers on YouTube Shorts. Even though the VDS channel only launched about a year ago, it’s already one of the biggest draws on YouTube. By getting 177.9 million weekly views, this family of five was able to triple its viewership week-over-week.
Right now, times are good in the VDS Family. Let’s hope their proverbial balloon doesn’t burst and they’re able to keep climbing up the charts.
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: 9 channels in the Top 50.
- Turkey: 3 channels in the Top 50.
- Pakistan, Russia, and Vietnam: 2 channels in the Top 50.
- Brazil, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Mexico, Moldova, Puerto Rico, and South Korea: 1 channel each in the Top 50.
This week, 25 channels in the Top 50 are primarily active on YouTube Shorts.