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Last week, a newcomer to the #1 spot caused a shakeup in our Global Top 50. Seven days later, that channel is still on top — and it even managed to extend its lead.
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Without further ado, here are some notes from the channels that picked up at least 220 million YouTube views this week.
totaleThe rapid, astonishing rise of DaFuq!?Boom! continues unabated. During the third week of May, the YouTube Shorts hub delivered one of the best seven-day performances we’ve ever seen. It pulled in 816.7 million weekly views, which was a 3% increase over its chart-leading total from the previous week. Only four other channels managed to get half as much traffic during our latest measurement period. DaFuq’s toilet-themed animated videos are getting so popular that there’s no appropriate reaction other than the titular phrase.
T-Series earned a runner-up finish in the week’s Global Top 50. For the channel that led our charts more often than any other in 2022, second place may seem like a slump, but it’s the Indian record label’s best finish this month. T-Series collected 542.9 million weekly views, which allowed it to move up one spot after landing in third a week ago. The most-subscribed YouTube channel in the world now reaches 242 million subscribers, giving it a lead of nearly 100 million subs over the competition.
KIMPRO led the Global Top 50 during the first week of May and fell the second the week after that. Now, in the third week of the month, a pattern is emerging: KIMPRO is third in the world in YouTube viewership after claiming 480.5 million views during the week that was. The Korean channel is powered by its library of YouTube Shorts clips, many of which reference pop culture characters. KIMPRO’s awareness of current trends has been one of the keys of its ongoing success.
CoComelon – Nursery Rhymes earned a second-straight #4 finish in this week’s Global Top 50. After pulling off an 11-week #1 streak earlier in the year, the family-friendly hub has fallen off its usual pace. It lost 9% of its traffic week-over-week and ultimately recorded 448.1 million weekly views in our latest count. That viewership was big enough to take CoComelon past 160 billion lifetime views. On YouTube, only T-Series has more.
HAR PAL GEO rounds out this week’s global top five. The Pakistani entertainment destination is a regular in our Top 50 rankings and a rare long-form producer amidst a sea of short-form hubs. HAR PAL GEO posted a total of 422.6 million weekly views.
This week, there is one creator from Africa in the Global Top 50. As it turns out, that individual describes himself as “Africa’s most viewed content creator and social media star.” His name is Tevin Musara, but he is better known by the handle he uses on platforms like YouTube Shorts and TikTok: Superherointraining.
Based on that moniker, you might think that Musara is hanging out with radioactive spiders or trying the One-Punch Man exercise routine. Instead, Superherointraining videos suggest that Musara is gunning for a specific superpower: Luckiest person alive. In many of his most popular Shorts, he reacts to videos of people who (somehow) avoid grievous harm. If you’ve ever escaped a near-death experience, then there’s a good chance Musara will react to your experience with his signature gog-eyed expression.
Lately, Musara has been borrowing some good luck from the people he reacts to. The South African creator entered our Global Top 50 this week after collecting 368.2 million weekly views. That 83% week-over-week increase pushed Superherointraining past several round-number milestones. He now counts more than 2.4 billion lifetime YouTube views and more than three million subscribers.
It would seem that life’s best lessons can also be applied to short-form video. As the expression goes, it’s sometimes better to be lucky than good, and Superherointraining exemplifies that saying. Musara is a creator who’s in the right place at the right time, and as a result, his reactions are distinguishing themselves from the pack.
Here’s a breakdown of the Top 50 Most Viewed channels this week in terms of their countries of origin:
- India and United States: 14 channels in the Top 50.
- Russia and South Korea: 4 channels in the Top 50.
- Germany and Italy: 2 channels in the Top 50.
- China, El Salvador, Japan, Latvia, Pakistan, South Africa, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and Vietnam: 1 channel each in the Top 50.
This week, 37 channels in the Top 50 are primarily active on YouTube Shorts.