Top 50 most watched YouTube channels in the world • Week of 02/27/2021

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The channels that occupy the 46th to 50th positions in this week’s Global Top 50 are among the most watched YouTube channels on Earth. Even so, channel #1 in the chart gets more views per week than all of those channels combined.

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And you can probably figure out the name of this channel.


Did you guess T-series? If so, you are right.

The Indian label continued its winning streak in our Global Top 50. There wasn’t a single week in February where he didn’t hold the top spot in our world rankings. It even increased its traffic by 6% this week, reaching 874.5 million weekly views.

The channel that followed T-Series for much of February maintained its No. 2 status through the final week of the month. SET India finished #2 in the World Top 50 after winning 640.2 million weekly views during our most recent measurement period. That’s a lot of people watching shows like indian idol and India has talent.

The highest-ranking US channel in the current Global Top 50 was also the highest-ranking US channel last week, the week before, and the week before. Cocomelon – nursery rhymes continues to impress YouTube’s youngest set with their colorful animated creations. At the end of February, he arrived 572 million weekly views to keep his perch at #3.

The first change in our world top five comes in fourth place. Like Nastyawhich was just outside the top five a week ago, moved up two spots after seeing its traffic increase by 38% week after week. The family vlog, which has roots in Eastern Europe but a home in the United States, counted 552.5 million weekly viewspushing it above the half-billion-view benchmark.

Diana show for children completes our world top five for the second consecutive week. Added the home of the titular Ukrainian-born kidinfluencer 458.4 million weekly views in our latest count.

Top Winners

Many news channels saw dramatic increases in viewership on YouTube this week. The cause of the surge is clear: viewers tune in for the latest updates on the war in Ukraine.

This war resulted in numerous sanctions against Russia; YouTube, for its part, has disabled monetization on Russian state media channels, but that hasn’t stopped those channels from driving tons of traffic.

Russia 24a.k.a Russia 24, is a Moscow-based public service broadcaster. In our latest Global Top 50, Russia 24 achieved a high position in the charts, surpassing 10th place. By winding up 298 million weekly viewsthe station nearly quadrupled its viewership on YouTube.

A video responsible for more than six million of these views is Vladimir Putin’s address to the Russian people. In addition to its large audience, the video also received over 40,000 comments. It is not available for integration, but can be viewed here.

In case you were wondering what Slavic civilians think of all this violence, the comment at the top of this video has over 11,000 likes and translates as follows:

“The Ukrainian people are against the war. Peaceful skies between Ukraine and Russia. Peace and only the peace we need.

Now we just need Putin to see this message.

Channel distribution

Here is a breakdown of the 50 most watched channels this week according to their country of origin:

  • United States: 17 channels in the Top 50.
  • India: 16 channels in the Top 50.
  • Pakistan: 3 channels in the Top 50.
  • Japan, Russia and United Arab Emirates: 2 channels in the Top 50.
  • Argentina, Bangladesh, Canada, Egypt, Indonesia, Mexico, Moldova and Turkey: 1 channel each in the Top 50.

This week, 23 channels in the Top 50 are mainly active on YouTube Shorts.

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Raymond T. Helms