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This week, only two channels got at least 500 million views on YouTube. They were also the only channels to surpass 600 million views and 700 million views.
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Those two frontrunners are still in a class of their own in the latest Global Top 50 chart.
In last week’s Global Top 50, Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes took the #1 spot from its previous holder. Now, the American producer of videos for toddlers has made it two in a row. For the second week of February, Cocomelon is at the front of both our global and U.S. rankings. It earned those distinctions after picking up 776.9 million weekly views. After gathering 150 million subscribers at the end of 2022, Cocomelon is now set to break 155 million before the end of the month.
T-Series‘ seven-day viewership fell just short of Cocomelon’s, so the Indian record label will have to settle for a runner-up finish. T-Series has finished first or second in every Global Top 50 of 2023, and if it continues its current rate of viewership, it will have a great chance to extend that streak for many months. During our latest measurement period, T-Series added 719.9 million weekly views.
SET India is often in the same echelon as Cocomelon and T-Series, but in our latest worldwide ranking, the Sony-owned channel finds itself well behind those two leaders. Only in our Global Top 50 can a channel get 482.7 million weekly views and face a significant gap nonetheless. SET India is still on track to get to 150 billion lifetime views before the end of the year.
Kids Diana Show is up next in the Global Top 50. The family vlog held the same chart position it earned last week, even though it lost 15% of its viewership week-over-week. The kid-friendly destination ended up with 424.1 million weekly views, which is still quite impressive. Even if you cut that total in half, Kids Diana Show would still sneak into the Global Top 50.
KIMPRO rounds out this week’s global top five. The Korean channel is the highest-ranking YouTube Shorts hub in our most recent chart. Over seven days, KIMPRO’s vertical videos picked up 396.7 million weekly views.
Animation videos are known for their intricate nature and long production schedules, so it can be hard for creators in that category to satisfy the demands of the YouTube algorithm. Thanks to YouTube Shorts, however, animators are finding new ways to get their designs in front of millions of viewers.
GH’Studio (sometimes shortened to just GH’S) shows off many of the short-form strategies animators can use to overcome distribution difficulties. The Korean channel offers videos of all shapes and sizes, but its YouTube Shorts clips are responsible for its move into the Global Top 50. By harnessing the appeal of buzzy pop culture franchises like Wednesday and Poppy Playtime, GH’S has released six shorts with at least 50 million views. One of them has even crossed the 100 million mark.
When all those viral hits are taken together, GH’S becomes a force to be reckoned with in our worldwide ranking. During the second week of February, the animation studio moved all the way up to 13th place in our Global Top 50. Like many of the short-form newcomers in our charts, GH’S got a significant percentage of its lifetime viewership over a seven-day span. It earned 328 million weekly views to bring its lifetime total above four billion.
Animators big and small can learn a clear lesson from the success of GH’S: If your drawings and cartoons reference pop culture, you should probably be getting them up on YouTube Shorts as soon as possible.
Here’s a breakdown of the Top 50 Most Viewed channels this week in terms of their countries of origin:
- United States: 10 channels in the Top 50.
- India and Russia: 8 channels in the Top 50.
- Turkey: 5 channels in the Top 50.
- South Korea and Vietnam: 3 channels in the Top 50.
- Germany, Japan, and Pakistan: 2 channels in the Top 50.
- Cyprus, El Salvador, Latvia, Moldova, The Netherlands, Singapore, and the United Kingdom: 1 channel each in the Top 50.
This week, 32 channels in the Top 50 are primarily active on YouTube Shorts.