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The Shorts channels just keep on coming. This week, micro-video hubs outnumbered their long-form brethren nearly three-to-one in our U.S. Top 50.
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That didn’t stop the long-form channel at the top of the chart from retaining its powerful chart position.
That’s right: This week brings more good news for Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes. While its owner Moonbug continues to create new plans across all of its properties, its number-one holding continues to outpace the rest of the field. Cocomelon got 603.5 million views during the week that was, which put it well ahead of all other U.S.-based contenders — even though its traffic dropped by 16% week-over-week.
Dylan Anderson is far behind Cocomelon in our U.S. ranking, but we shouldn’t take anything away from the versatile creator. Thanks to his presence on YouTube Shorts, Anderson has had a heck of a year in 2022. He’s made numerous appearances in our U.S. Top 50 and has now reached an all-time high ranking of #2. He secured that runner-up status after picking up 367.5 million weekly views at the start of December.
A second Shorts creator is following closely behind Anderson. Justin Flom has become a mainstay in the top five of our U.S. ranking thanks to the crowd-pleasing magic tricks he shows off in his vertical videos. Flom’s wizardry brought 351.2 million weekly views to his channel during our most recent seven-day measurement period, and those numbers will only go up as he gathers more followers. He currently has 3.5 million subscribers on YouTube.
Yet another Shorts channel finished in fourth place in our U.S. Top 50. Mr DegrEE turned up the heat on the competition by collecting 329.6 million weewly views. Like the creator directly in front of him, Mr DegrEE is new-ish on YouTube Shorts but growing fast. He now has more than seven million subscribers, which is a nice complement to his 3.8 billion lifetime views.
Kids Diana Show rounds out our U.S. top five after coming in third a week ago. The family vlog had another nice week, adding 309.9 million views from fans around the world.
When you see the name Tai Rebuilds, you may think that you’re dealing with an engineering or DIY channel. That’s not quite the case. Tai isn’t rebuilding anything literal — instead, the YouTube Shorts channel is committed to “rebuilding the good vibes” through positive videos that often feature animal friendships.
As YouTube Shorts has grown, we’ve seen positive content fare quite well. So while Tai’s mission of rekindling a heartwarming spirit may be noble, it’s also practical. By adopting a good-vibes-only approach, the micro-video hub has pulled in 117.8 million weekly views, which is good for a 61% increase over its previous seven-day sum. About a year after arriving on YouTube, Tai Rebuilds has collected more than 400 million lifetime views in all.
There are all sorts of videos fueling Tai Rebuilds’ climb up the U.S. Top 50 (it’s in 47th place right now, one spot ahead of the WWE.) Unsurprisingly, cute cats and dogs deliver many of Tai’s positive vibes, and the channel gets even more enjoyment out of the animal kingdom by sharing some unlikely friendships. As Tai points out, cows can be just as playful as dogs, and dogs — like one special golden — can be just as smart as humans.
That video has more than 23 million views so far. Clearly, people are just as eager to smile as man’s best friend.
This week, there are 36 YouTube Shorts channels in the U.S. Top 50.
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