Top 50 most watched YouTube channels in the world • Week of 04/17/2021

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This week, the only new channel in our global top five took an incredible leap forward. It rose 15 places to become one of the most watched YouTube channels in the world. It also happens to share a country of origin with the channel which remains ahead of everyone.

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T-series is once again No. 1 in the world.

The Indian label hasn’t topped all of the global rankings we’ve shared this year, but those second-place finishes have been just echoes on the radar. T-Series topped the most recent Global Top 50, and with 596.6 million weekly views, it’s one of only two channels to stay on the positive side of the 500 million mark this week. He currently has the most views and the most subscribers of any YouTube channel, which tells you how awesome he is.

The only other channel that stayed above the 500 million line is Cocomelon – nursery rhymes. America’s most-watched channel finished second in Series T this week thanks to its 504.3 million weekly views. It is not surprising that American and Indian channels continue to dominate this ranking. You have to get to eighth place before you find a hub that doesn’t carry either of these two banners.

Third place is another US-based channel. Diana show for children is a family channel that has connected with young people around the world. His dedicated audience includes 93.6 million subscribersand these fans delivered 468.3 million weekly views in mid-April. It was good for a 12% week after week increase which pushed Kids Diana Show to a spot on the global chart.

The biggest leap into the global top five came on channel #4 this week. Short Break is an Indian hub that offers exactly what its name suggests: snackable videos on YouTube Shorts. After finishing 19th in the Global Top 50 last week, Shorts Break has doubled its viewership and more. His 421.9 million weekly views made it the highest ranked Shorts YouTube channel on this week’s chart.

Yet another Indian channel, Sony SA, rounds out this week’s global top five. The comedy center is a mainstay in our rankings, although its 406 million weekly views caused it to drop two places from its previous position.

Top Winners

East Alejo Igoa Argentina’s MrBeast?

Like his American counterpart, Igoa, 25, posts videos of challenges and stunts that feature extreme conditions and big cash prizes. The similarities don’t end there. MrBeast has reached our Global Top 50 multiple times, and in our latest ranking, Igoa broke into the top 50 for the first time. Oh, and they both use very bright vignettes, but then again, who doesn’t?

Although Igoa uses YouTube Shorts, the majority of its most-watched videos are ten minutes or longer. This makes it a rare “two-way threat” among the Global Top 50 channels. While most of the “Top Gainers” of 2022 improved their respective chart positions by posting viral clips on YouTube Shorts, Igoa reached 45th place thanks to the popularity of its landscape content.

Take, for example, this MrBeast-exque challenge, in which Igoa and his friend attempt to escape locked boxes and bring home $1,000. The video was uploaded in February 2022 and received nearly 22 million views from.

Igoa’s huge 2022 brought its YouTube channel closer to three billion lifetime views. On 141.9 million of these views came during our last seven-day measurement period, and that total was 28% higher than the one that Igoa published the previous week. If he maintains these numbers, the Argentinian creator will soon be offering much larger sums to his loyal fans.

Channel distribution

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

  • USA and India: 13 channels in the Top 50.
  • Pakistan: 5 channels in the Top 50.
  • Russia: 3 channels in the Top 50.
  • Argentina, Japan and Turkey: 2 channels in the Top 50.
  • Bangladesh, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Moldova, Singapore, South Korea, United Arab Emirates and Vietnam: 1 each in the Top 50.

This week, 26 channels in the Top 50 are mainly active on YouTube Shorts.

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Raymond T. Helms