Top 50 Most Viewed US YouTube Channels • Week of 05/22/2022

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There’s a new dynasty ruling our US top 50.

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After one channel spent the first four months of the year firmly in control of the top spot in our US rankings, it was dethroned by another kid-friendly hub. This channel has now received the most views among US-based hubs for the third week in a row.


In May, Like Nastya is three for three.

The Florida channel, whose titular star attracts children from all over the world, is number one in the United States. It reached the top spot for the third week in a row, even though it lost 19% of its viewership week-over-week. the 651.8 million weekly views this did accumulated were more than enough to keep him ahead of the national pack. Before the end of the year, search for Like Nastya to also reach 100 million subscribers.

Cocomelon – nursery rhymes, which topped this ranking more than any other channel, could only settle for second place in our last update. The California-based host beat all but one US-based channel by directing 472.2 million weekly views. It lost 16% of its viewership week-over-week, but again, every channel in the US top five this week is in the red compared to last week’s totals.

The highest ranked Shorts YouTube channel in the US Top 50 is LeoNata family. By combining two of YouTube’s hottest trends – short form content and family-oriented videos – LeoNata has shot up the rankings. Even though the channel only launched last September, it already has 8.9 billion lifetime views, and she added 284.6 million weekly views to this total after the end of our last count.

The fourth place in the American Top 50 goes to Diana show for children for the second consecutive week. Like Like Nastya, Kids Diana is a Florida-based hub hailing from Eastern Europe. Diana and her family are on course to cross 75 billion lifetime views, although this week’s total left them just shy of that mark. They added 265.8 million weekly views in total.

Lanky box completes the US top five this week. The gaming, entertainment and pop culture channel is known for combining short and long-form content to achieve big results. He recorded 256.1 million weekly views in our most recent count.

Top Winners

On YouTube Shorts, laughter can be contagious. Sometimes it can even get a little weird.

just smiling is one of the participants in the American Top 50 this week. The YouTube Shorts hub has moved to 33rd place in the chart, and this is the highest position it has ever reached. His secret is simple: Many and many and a lot of smiling emojis.

Here is a typical Just Smiley short. If you didn’t know this video was meant to be comedic based on its subject matter, you definitely got the hint after seeing 14 crying and laughing emoticons and listening to a soundtrack of loud laughter.

This kind of over-the-top presentation is ridiculous enough to generate laughs on its own, but sometimes things get a little weird…and maybe even Joker-y. I don’t know what’s so funny about Just Smiley’s most-watched video, which has been viewed over 28 million times. It features some hands-on carpentry, but the background noise of the video really wants you to crack — even if you don’t really have a reason for such a riotous laugh.

Whatever’s going on here, the YouTube algorithm loves it. With 102 million weekly views this weekJust Smiley ranked in the top 20 US-based Shorts YouTube channel. I have to say it’s really funny that such a weird channel can get so many views.

Channel distribution

This week there is 25 YouTube short film channels in the US Top 50.

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Raymond T. Helms