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Individual creators rarely reach the #1 spot in our U.S. Top 50. The second week of August was one of those rare instances when a creator had such a massive week that no media company or short-form aggregator could outpace them.
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Which creator topped the chart, you might ask? You probably know his name already.
MrBeast is #1. Jimmy Donaldson picked up his first chart-topping finish of 2023 after snagging 438.6 million views during the week that was. Donaldson’s emergence as a U.S. Top 50 perennial has been driven by his adoption of short-form content, but his latest charge to #1 was fueled by a pair of long-form videos. Donaldson uploaded two 16-minute clips over a week-long span, and they now have more than 200 million views combined. That accounts for nearly half of the traffic that went into the MrBeast channel’s chart-topping total.
CoComelon – Nursery Rhymes has hovered in the top five since losing the 12-week-long #1 streak it put together earlier this year. During the second week of August, the family-friendly hub earned runner-up status in the U.S. Top 50. Its 407.9 million weekly views brought its lifetime YouTube total above 166 billion. With 163 million subscribers, CoComelon leads all U.S.-based channels in all major lifetime categories — but this week, MrBeast was able to eclipse its seven-day sum.
MaviGadget earned two #1 finishes in the U.S. Top 50 in July. As the calendar turns over to August, the short-form hub is still a major factor in our charts. Over seven days, MaviGadget picked up 405.1 million weekly views by delivering its usual assortment of machine-focused clips. Anything that hums or whirrs has a home on this channel, which is likely to cross ten billion lifetime YouTube views next week.
A newcomer in the U.S. Top 50 is ranked fourth in our most recent ranking. TheSoul Music FUN is one of several music channels affiliated with TheSoul, a publishing company based in Cyprus. After improving its YouTube viewership by 64% week-over-week, this FUN channel pulled in 396.5 million weekly views. It’s still a fairly new arrival on YouTube (it’s just getting to one million subscribers now), so look for it to make some noise in the charts moving forward.
ViralHog rounds out this week’s U.S. Top 50. The clip channel, which aggregates popular content from across the short-form landscape, added 320.6 million weekly views.
Here are two conclusions I’m willing to draw after looking at this week’s chart data: It’s good to be Joe Albanese, and it’s not so good to be Joe Albanese’s sister. After amassing 44 million followers on TikTok, the short-form star has successfully upped his game on YouTube, where he now reaches six million subscribers.
There’s plenty of videos to watch on Albanese’s YouTube channel, but the majority of his most-watched clips involve his sister. Viewers can’t get enough of Joe’s sibling rivalry, even when it turns violent. In popular short-form clips, Joe’s sister has been hurled off screen, abducted by aliens, and booty bumped. But no matter how chaotic of a fate she meets, she always bounces back in the next video as if nothing happened. And speaking of bouncing…
You may find this familial pranking to be mean-spirited, but Albanese’s legion of adoring fans don’t think so. During the second week of August, the Shorts creator snagged 140.1 million weekly views, which was nearly three times as much traffic as his YouTube total from the week prior. That growth has sent Albanese rocketing up the charts like a sister on a seesaw. He reached 37th place this week — his highest-ever finish in the U.S. Top 50.
Albanese is a big name on TikTok, so if he continues to focus on YouTube Shorts, he should stick around in the ranking. The only thing that could stop him is if his sister finally decides that she’s had enough.
This week, there are 37 YouTube Shorts channels in the U.S. Top 50.