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There’s no surprise about the #1 channel in our U.S. Top 50, but there’s plenty of movement elsewhere in the chart. The channels that placed 2-5 in our all-American ranking have shuffled their positions since last week’s update.
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As far as our Top 50 charts are concerned, Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes had a perfect February. The California-based producer of family-friendly animations expanded its all-ages empire during the final week of the month. It wound up with 790.7 million weekly views, which put it in first place in both the Global and U.S. editions of our Top 50 charts. Even if Cocomelon’s seven-day viewership were cut in half, the second-place channel would not be able to catch up with it.
The second-place finisher in question is Alan Chikin Chow. Even though he’s far behind Cocomelon in terms of viewership, the California-based creator can still claim a strong week. With his short-form comedy clips, he collected 317.3 million weekly views. That made him the highest-ranking chart entrant who is primarily active on YouTube Shorts. His vertical videos will soon reach 20 million subscribers — he should cross that benchmark in a week or two.
Vlad and Niki made a return visit to the U.S. top five after ranking 12th in last week’s update. The kid-friendly channel, which partially operates out of a home in Florida, added 306.1 million weekly views. That 34% week-over-week increase pushed Vlad and Niki up to third place in the U.S. Top 50 while also improving the duo’s lifetime numbers. The two boys could reach 100 million subscribers before the end of the year.
Kids Diana Show already has 100 million subscribers (108 million, to be more precise), but the kidfluencer hub hasn’t slowed down since reaching that threshold. The home base for the titular eight-year-old star snagged 279.9 million weekly views to place fourth in the final U.S. Top 50 ranking of February. Even though Diana’s viewership dropped by 17% week-over-week, she still has a chance to reach 100 million lifetime views before the end of the year.
MrBeast rounds out this week’s U.S. top five. The home base for creator Jimmy Donaldson continues to thrive since adding Shorts to its mix. The main MrBeast hub collected 279.6 million views during the week that was.
All hail the “CEO of hot dogs.”
That’s one of the titles Kyle Istook bestows upon himself in the About section of his chart-topping YouTube channel. Istook certainly knows a thing or two about frankfurters. In many of his top YouTube Shorts videos, he serves up several unusual weenies and asks viewers to select their favorites.
Videos like those have made Istook a big draw on both YouTube and TikTok (where he has 2.7 million followers). His self-proclaimed C-level title might be a bit of a stretch, but Istook’s channel offers more than just weird hot dogs. In fact, he has surged into our U.S. Top 50 thanks to a specific piece of equipment: His vacuum sealer.
Istook loves to vacuum-seal various objects before melting them into liquids. He’s kind of like Dr. Ryan, but instead of turning household items into face masks, he sucks the air out of them. In his most-watched YouTube video, he puts one of MrBeast’s Feastables bars into his vacuum sealer. It may not seem like much of a video, but invoking MrBeast pays dividends: The video has picked up more than 96 million views so far.
With videos like these, Istook isn’t just sneaking into our U.S. Top 50 — he’s near the top of it. At the end of February, he fell just outside the U.S. top five in 6th place. With 236.7 million weekly views, he increased his traffic by 53% week-over-week while also bringing his lifetime YouTube viewership above one million.
As the ranking stands now, Istook is only one spot behind MrBeast himself. If he really is the CEO of hot dogs, he deserves a vote of confidence from his board.
This week, there are 33 YouTube Shorts channels in the U.S. Top 50.