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The channel that tends to dominate our U.S. Top 50 is in rare territory — even by its high standards. It got twice as many views as any other channel that cracked our weekly rundown of the most-watched U.S.-based YouTube channels.
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Who has a chance to one day catch that chart-topping titan? Read on to find out.
If you read these writeups regularly, then you know which channel I was referring to at the top of this post. Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes has led both our Global Top 50 and U.S. Top 50 for three straight weeks. No other channel has topped the U.S. chart in 2023, and no one is close to changing that status quo. With 777.7 million weekly views, Cocomelon is far ahead of its Stateside competition, at least on its primary channel.
The #2 channel in this week’s U.S. Top 50 is associated with short-form comedy clips. Alan Chikin Chow was a rising star on TikTok before YouTube Shorts even got going, but his arrival on the latter platform has taken his viewership to another level. During the third week of February, Chow snagged 383.6 million weekly views to move into second place in our American chart. He had placed third the previous week.
Kids Diana Show took the #3 spot in the latest U.S. Top 50. It’s the second-straight top-three finish for Diana and her family, who served as the runners-up in last week’s star-spangled ranking. By picking up 335.7 million weekly views, Kids Diana Show moved past 88 billion lifetime views. The kidfluencer hub also has 100 million more subscribers than the next channel in the ranking.
The fourth-place finisher in the U.S. Top 50 reaches a relatively small audience of 8.2 million subscribers, but Jojo Sim‘s seven-day viewership matches the other top channels on YouTube Shorts. The creator surpassed 10 billion lifetime views after earning 292 million views during the week that was. That large sum led Jojo Sim to a 25-spot jump in the U.S. Top 50.
Justin Flom rounds out this week’s U.S. top five. The magician and YouTube Shorts creator scooped up 289.5 million weekly views during our latest measurement period.
It’s the third week of February, which means it’s time for the NFL to make its yearly cameo in the U.S. Top 50. The sports organization known as “The Shield” typically boosts its YouTube viewership in the days after the Super Bowl.
What’s interesting is that the videos that typically lead to the NFL’s viewership bump have little to do with football. The most-watched NFL video of this year’s Super Bowl season is the same as last year: It’s an uncut, on-demand version of the halftime show.
Rihanna‘s performance at Super Bowl LVII was a fierce display (and I’m not just talking about her red breastplate). The pop star belted through an assortment of her hits while with child. That show has picked up 74 million views since arriving on YouTube.
But how does Rihanna’s Super Bowl star turn compare with last year’s halftime show? Super Bowl LVI’s celebration of West Coast hip-hop had about 60 million views at this point last year, so that tells you just how much the people of the United States love RiRi.
As for the NFL? The nation’s most-watched sports league may not have as good a reputation as its halftime performer, but it does have views. With 138 million weekly views, the National Football League moved into 39th place in the U.S. Top 50. And with plenty of short-form and long-form content slated for the off-season, the NFL will have a chance to sustain its momentum until it kicks off again in September.
This week, there are 36 YouTube Shorts channels in the U.S. Top 50.