Top 50 Most Viewed US YouTube Channels • Week of 05/08/2022

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Over the past three weeks, three different channels have led our US Top 50. This is the first time such an event has taken place this year.

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The latest US-based hub in the driver’s seat achieved this position through a strong upward wobble. Read on to find out more:


Like Nastya is #1 among US-based YouTube channels.

The Florida family vlog hit No. 1 on our US Top 50 twice in April, and the new month brought another feather in young Nastya’s cap. For seven days, the eight-year-old girl and her family accumulated 724.9 million weekly views on their main YouTube channel. It was good for a huge 75% increase week over weekand Like Nastya jumped over last week’s US No. 1 to claim this pole position of the week.

Speaking of #1 from last week, let’s talk about Cocomelon – nursery rhymes. The California-based hub generates New York Times headlines, but even with its so-called “Distractatron” greeting young viewers around the world, it can’t always stay ahead of the competition. This week, he finished No. 2 in the US Top 50 despite his 571.2 million weekly views. What can I say ? There is no more competitive online video environment than the children’s content scene.

To find channel #3 in our latest US Top 50, head to the land of YouTube shorts. There we find LeoNata familywho got 407.3 million weekly views during the week that was. Like the two channels that precede it in the US Top 50 (and the three channels that follow it, for that matter), LeoNata attracts YouTube’s audience by appealing to the platform’s youngest demographic. Thanks in large part to this block, the fledgling channel now has over 8 billion lifetime views.

LankyBox, which publishes both short and long-form content, is next in our Top 50 in the United States. Hosts Justin and Adam are extremely consistent uploaders, which helps them maintain a steady following as they upload a collage of pop culture references and various formats. Their last seven-day sum reached 355 million weekly views.

The channel that completes the US top five this week topped the chart two weeks ago. Diana show for children is a popular destination for viewers of all ages, and this week its Ukrainian-born star helped attract 305.3 million weekly views.

Top Winners

Brace yourself: Fox News is now enjoying live streaming.

Controversial talking heads like Tucker Carlson have already made Fox News’ main YouTube channel a mainstay on our US charts. This week, another Fox channel broke through the rankings: I’m talking about Live NOW from FOX.

As the name suggests, LiveNOW focuses on news coverage, which it often broadcasts in real time. Many of the channel’s most-watched videos are an hour or more long, and they sometimes tackle stories that are embedded in the public eye.

Case in point: LiveNOW audiences can’t get enough of the Johnny Depp/Amber Heard saga. The ongoing trial has generated millions of views on the FOX-owned channel; a clip of the court proceedings accumulated 12.9 million visits all alone.

The Depp/Heard battle helped LiveNOW resume 91.8 million weekly viewswhat was 47% more traffic than what he picked up during the last week of April. Those numbers were strong enough to send FOX’s live streaming hub up to 36th place in our US Top 50. Closing arguments in the aforementioned celebrity lawsuit are scheduled for later this month, so LiveNOW will need a new main story soon; something tells me that finding one won’t be too difficult.

Channel distribution

This week there is 29 YouTube short film channels in the US Top 50.

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Raymond T. Helms