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You’ll never guess which Indian entertainment company occupied the #1 spot in our latest Tubefilter Chart. Just kidding. You will. Once again, the list of the Top 50 Most Viewed YouTube Channels Worldwide is led by T-Series.
T-Series continues to outpace all other YouTube channels in terms of weekly views. It was only fitting for the Bollywood video hub to retain its grip on the top spot during the week when it made history by becoming the first YouTube channel to ever accrue a 12-digit lifetime view total. It also continues to be unmatched in terms of its subscriber total, counting more than 130 million of them. The channel’s plateau may arrive soon, but not yet; instead, it saw a modest 1% increase over its viewership from the previous week, reaching a total of 820.8 million views over seven days.
Spots two through four in our global chart were unchanged from last week, though all three contenders saw their numbers dip from the previous period. Children’s animation studio Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes dipped 4% to 606 million views, though it held its #2 ranking. Russian family vlog channel Like Nastya Vlog experienced a slightly sharper 7% drop to 478.3 million views, while Sony’s SET India channel managed to hold onto its #4 position despite a 26% drop that left it with 385.6 million weekly views.
The only change in the top five came at the bottom of that rare territory, where Zee TV made it three Indian entertainment hubs in the top five by accruing 340.6 million views during the measured period.
BTS doesn’t have the sort of consistent YouTube presence needed to be a regular presence among the Top 50 Channels, but when the K-pop supergroup releases a new video, it tends to make a major splash. This week saw the Bangtan Boys back in action with a pair of new music videos, both for their song “On,” and their label Big Hit Entertainment reaped the rewards on YouTube.
The Korean entertainment company amassed more than 157 million views this week, leaping up 125 spots in the process and nestling itself in the top 20 at #19. A so-called “Kinetic Manifesto Film,” released on February 21 and featuring the members of BTS, catalyzed that growth; it has received 110 million views since its release. The official music video for “On,” released six days later, has reeled in 66 million additional views while shattering YouTube milestones in the process; the video’s “premiere” brought in 1.54 million concurrent viewers at its peak, shattering a record previously held by fellow K-pop megastars Blackpink.
Another major riser was Brazilian family vlogger Luccas Neto, whose 174.2 million views allowed him to rise from 30th position to 15th. One of the channel’s major hits this week was a house tour that seemed to play out like a Lusophone, family-friendly edition of MTV’s Cribs.
Here’s a breakdown of the Top 50 Most Viewed channels this week in terms of their countries or origin:
- India: 15 channels in the Top 50.
- United States: 10 channels in the Top 50.
- Brazil and The Phillippines: 3 channels each in the Top 50.
- Canada, Thailand, South Korea, Argentina, Russia, and the United Arab Emirates: 2 channels in the Top 50.
- Turkey, Romania, Jordan, Puerto Rico, and Pakistan: 1 channel each in the Top 50.
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