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The #1 creator in this week’s Global Top 50 is on a quest to develop the greatest YouTube channel of all time. That may take him years, but he made good progress during the final full week of August.
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Read on to learn more about that creator and the ones who are trailing him in our weekly ranking of YouTube’s most-watched channels.
MrBeast had quite the week. After pledging to surpass T-Series atop YouTube’s most-subscribed list, Jimmy Donaldson outdid his Indian rivals over a seven-day span. He collected 499.8 million weekly views on his primary YouTube channel, which put him ahead of the field in the Global Top 50. Oh, and he also won his fourth-straight Streamy Award for Creator of the Year. All in all, I’d say that’s a pretty good seven-day stretch for Greenville, North Carolina’s finest creator.
The week after the Women’s World Cup concluded in Australia and New Zealand, Celine Dept reached her highest-ever ranking in the Global Top 50. The soccer-loving creator received 486.1 million weekly views while bringing her YouTube subscriber count above seven million. Dept managed to raise her viewership by 30% week-over-week as she vaulted from 11th place in the Global Top 50 all the way up to second. I’m sure that when she hears this news, Dept will react with a Kylian Mbappé cross-arm celebration or a Ronaldo-esque “siuu.”
Last week’s #1 fell to third place in the most recent Global Top 50. T-Series is still the most-watched and most-subscribed channel in YouTube history, but by its lofty standards, its latest seven-day numbers were pedestrian. Its 470.2 million weekly views were enough to secure third place even though T-Series saw its traffic drop by 14% week-over-week. The Indian record label better right its ship or else MrBeast will catch up to its subscriber count sooner rather than later.
KL BRO Biju Rithvik once again represented India’s non-English-speaking “Bharat” community in the Global Top 50. Seven days after landing in second place, KL BRO dropped back to fourth despite picking up 470.2 million weekly views. The short-form hub has become a beloved content destination for viewers who speak the regional language of Malayalam, which features in many KL BRO Shorts.
Another Indian channel rounds out this week’s global top five. Real fools shorts official may seem like a silly channel (at least based on its name) but its weekly traffic is something series. It earned its #5 finish with 409 million weekly views.
In the world of Shorts-famous beatboxers, JCOP has company. The highest-ranking Singapore-based channel in this week’s Global Top 50 belongs to Dharni, a creator who employs both his verbal skills and his love of anime to create beloved short-form entertainment.
The About section of Dharni’s YouTube channel explains what he’s all about. It describes his work as “a bunch of content revolving around making weird sounds with your mouth and a little more.” The “little more” part of that sentence typically refers to anime. Japanese-inspired memes often form the building blocks of Dharni’s most popular Shorts.
In his all-time most-watched clip, which has picked up more than 90 million views to date, Dharni and his friends attempt to run through a gauntlet described as the “UwU challenge.” If you don’t have a “waifu” in your life, this video might confuse you, but don’t worry: This is on the tame side as far as anime-themed content goes.
When he’s not busy UwUing with the best of them, Dharni performs his most skilled vocal acrobatics. But if you think that the presence of multiple beatboxers in the Global Top 50 may create a rivalry, think again. Dharni and JCOP have collaborated together, and they seem content to share the YouTube Shorts beatboxing throne.
This week, Dharni reached his highest chart position of all time. His 21st-place finish put him just above longtime chart stalwarts like Alan Chikin Chow and Justin Flom. That’s what happens when you get 292.1 million weekly views and up your YouTube traffic by 56% week-over-week.
Dharni is clearly a creator to watch on YouTube, where his relatively new channel is already making waves. Even though he reached a high ranking in the Global Top 50, he won’t officially reach one billion lifetime YouTube views until next week’s chart update.
Here’s a breakdown of the Top 50 Most Viewed channels this week in terms of their countries of origin:
- United States: 17 channels in the Top 50.
- India: 13 channels in the Top 50.
- Japan and South Korea: 3 channels in the Top 50
- Pakistan, Turkey, and Vietnam: 2 channels in the Top 50.
- Belgium, El Salvador, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, and United Arab Emirates: 1 channel each in the Top 50.
This week, 30 channels in the Top 50 are primarily active on YouTube Shorts.