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This week’s Global Top 50 chart includes a mix of tight margins and large gaps.
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The difference between the first two channels in the ranking is nearly 200 million views. To put that in perspective, the 28th-ranked channel in the chart is closer to #2 than #2 is to #1.
In case those stats didn’t make it clear, let me state the obvious: KIMPRO is having an amazing month. The short-form hub extended its streak of #1 finishes by once again receiving more weekly YouTube views than any other channel. During the week of July 23, KIMPRO added 712.1 million weekly views. If the Korean channel can sustain its streak through one more measurement period, it will go through all of July without ever relinquishing the #1 spot. For the channel that helped popularize the powerful “sigma girl” type, that sort of dominance is fitting.
T-Series claimed second place in the Global Top 50 after collecting 515.9 million weekly views. The South Asian record label is still the most-watched channel in YouTube history, and it is extending its lead in that category. It has now received 228.8 billion lifetime views on YouTube. No other channel has even reached 165 billion lifetime views. T-Series’ powerful combo of music and movie clips is a smash hit in its home country of India, where it regularly ranks as the most-watched YouTube channel.
Another channel based in India occupies the #3 spot in the Global Top 50. KL BRO Biju Rithvik has ranged up and down the charts over the past few years, but its blend of family stories and comedy has proven to be a consistent formula on YouTube Shorts. Boosted by that winning approach, KL BRO Biju Rithvik tied its all-time high ranking after collecting 503.8 million weekly views. Though that wasn’t quite enough traffic to make KBBR the most-watched Indian channel, it was a big step forward for one of South Asia’s favorite families.
Alfredo Larin finished fourth in this week’s Global Top 50. For more details about Larin’s short-form prowess, check out the Top Gainers section below.
DaFuq!?Boom! rounds out this week’s global top five. A little more than a month after it claimed the #1 spot in our worldwide ranking, this YouTube Shorts standout has fallen back to earth a bit. Even during a down week, DaFuq!?Boom! pulled in 493.3 million weekly views and earned more traffic than any other channel based in the U.S. There’s no stopping the power of the “skibidi toilet” meme — at least not quite yet.
As promised, let’s dive into the channel of Alfredo Larin, who finished fourth in our latest Global Top 50. Larin has been a mainstay in the Global Top 50 over the past year, but his most recent finish puts him closer to the #1 spot than he’s ever been. He moved up six spots after collecting 494.5 million views during the week that was. As per usual, the El Salvador-born creator was the only representative from his home country in the Global Top 50.
Larin’s videos are sometimes described as comedy skits, but his most-watched clips don’t necessarily have definitive punchlines. Instead, he draws from his experience as a father to establish relatable situations that he can fill up with funny faces and humorous exaggerations.
If you know a kid who’s afraid of spicy food or if you have experience sharing dinner with a sibling, you’ll get the gist of Larin’s videos without needing to speak Spanish. His most-watched YouTube video depicts an emotion that’s instantly recognizable for parents with at least two kids: The tension that exists when it comes time to deliver gifts:
Larin’s Shorts have become so successful that they’ve eclipsed the viewership of his long-form content. One of his most-watched long-form videos is nothing more than a compilation of his greatest short-form hits.
So, to recap, here’s the Alfredo Larin-tested guide to making it big on YouTube Shorts:
- Have children
- Make funny faces
- Refashion short-form videos in other formats
- Fourth place in the Global Top 50.
Seems easy enough, right?
Here’s a breakdown of the Top 50 Most Viewed channels this week in terms of their countries of origin:
- United States: 13 channels in the Top 50.
- India: 12 channels in the Top 50.
- South Korea: 5 channels in the Top 50.
- Russia: 4 channels in the Top 50.
- Pakistan: 3 channels in the Top 50.
- Japan and Turkey: 2 channels in the Top 50.
- Belgium, Brazil, El Salvador, Italy, Latvia, Nepal, Netherlands, Taiwan, and United Arab Emirates: 1 channel each in the Top 50.
This week, 34 channels in the Top 50 are primarily active on YouTube Shorts.