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The most surprising chart-topper of the year continues to lead the U.S. Top 50.
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That unexpected hit is one of 39 short-form hubs on the list of the 50 YouTube channels with the most views this week. To gain access to that list, U.S.-based channels needed to receive at least 123 million weekly views.
DaFuq!?Boom! end the week far ahead of that 123-million-view threshold. The channel also known as blugray retained the #1 spot in the U.S. Top 50 by picking up 717.2 million weekly views. That’s one of the highest-ever seven-day totals for the channel behind the “Skibidi Toilet” craze. DaFuq!?Boom! now has approximately five billion lifetime YouTube views in all, and a majority of those have come in 2023.
CoComelon – Nursery Rhymes continues to play second fiddle to DaFuq!?Boom! in the U.S. Top 50. The Moonbug-owned kids’ channel typically gets more than a half-billion views per week, and the second week of June was no exception. During that period, CoComelon snagged 628.9 million weekly views while bringing its U.S.-leading subscriber total above 160 million.
Two more YouTube Shorts channels are ranked right behind CoComelon. The #3 spot in the U.S. Top 50 is occupied by MaviGadget, which serves the gizmo-loving Shorts community. That niche (which is also occupied by channels like Tool Items) reaches millions of views. MaviGadget earned 464 million views during the week that was to equal its highest-ever ranking in the U.S. Top 50.
BigSchool has a lot in common with DaFuq!?Boom! Like the #1 channel in the chart, the fourth-place finisher focuses on animations and reaches the bulk of its audience on YouTube Shorts. Class is in session for BigSchool this June. It collected 412.7 million weekly views and moved up four spots after ranking eighth a week ago.
MrBeast rounds out this week’s U.S. top five. The official YouTube home of Jimmy Donaldson put together another strong week by adding 324.1 million weekly views.
If you watch a lot of TikTok and YouTube Shorts, you may be familiar with Fleeting Films. Perhaps that name doesn’t ring a bell on its own, but if I called him “the food surgery guy,” that might jog your memory.
If you have a jalapeño in your house that’s due for a heart transplant or a kiwi on the shelf that needs an endoscopy, the doctor at the center of the channel should be on call. In his most-watched YouTube operation, he performs a C-section on a banana, but the video has a melancholic ending.
The man behind these videos is Matthew Watts, the creator of the Fleeting Films channel. On his website, Watts says that he applies Vine-era lessons about attention spans to today’s media landscape.
The results have been extraordinary. After breaking out on TikTok, where it reaches 7.5 million followers, Fleeting Films just put together an exceptional week on YouTube. Over seven days, it picked up 140.2 million weekly views, which was more than twice the traffic it earned the week prior. With a 37th-place finish, Fleeting Films has made it to uncharted territory, and it now has more than two billion lifetime YouTube views as well.
Like the #1 channel in the U.S. Top 50, Fleeting Films may not be for everyone. But if you like the channel’s weird sense of humor, you’re not alone.
This week, there are 39 YouTube Shorts channels in the U.S. Top 50.