Top 50 most watched YouTube channels in the world • Week of 09/11/2022

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There haven’t been too many big changes since last week’s Global Top 50 rankings, but a new channel is taking the top spot.

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Although the current No. 1 is back in that position for the first time in over a month, he’s no stranger to our Global Top 50. In fact, it might be the most famous YouTube channel in the world.


In August, T-series achieved a legendary feat: 200 billion lifetime views on YouTube. Although the Indian label had plenty to cheer about last month, the top spot eluded them – until now. The most-watched YouTube channel of all time is back at the top of our global rankings after its arrival 641.5 million weekly views. And now that it’s well over 200 billion views, it can start aiming for 300 million.

T series thrust CoComelon – Nursery Rhymes out of the top position of our Global Top 50, but the American songs and jingles producer didn’t fall far. It found itself second in the world this week despite losing 5% of its viewership since our last chart update. CoComelon recorded 591.7 million weekly viewsand it also has a chance to hit a milestone: if it keeps up its current pace, it will hit 150 billion lifetime views next year.

SET India, which held the top spot in this ranking for most of August, finished in third place this week. By broadcasting TV shows to its South Asian audience, the Sony-owned channel was able to leverage 567.6 million weekly views. It wasn’t quite enough to stay in the top two, but SET India was still one of only three channels to get at least half a billion views this week.

The next is LeoNata family. Although LeoNata is not marked as a Shorts channel (because it also features many long-form compilations), it is the only channel in this week’s global top five that regularly uses YouTube competitor TikTok. By reaching the massive audience on this platform, LeoNata was able to hook 435.9 million views during the week that was. This total moved him from seventh in the world to fourth.

As has become the norm, Sony SA completes our latest world top five. SET India’s sister channel retained its previous position by taking over 375.1 million weekly views.

Top Winners

In the 1940s and 50s, a group of creators combined short runs with slapstick comedy and goofy twists to create a beloved program. This may sound like the formula used by many modern shorts chains, but in this case I’m describing the cartoon Tom and Jerry.

The One Shorts chain was inspired by Tom and Jerry to bring a different kind of cat-and-mouse game to YouTube. KL BRO Biju Rithvik is based in India – its channel description is written in the regional language Malayalam – but its video titles often pay homage to an American classic.

In a sense, Biju Rithvik’s decision to invoke Tom and Jerry makes sense. His most popular videos often involve sneaky moments, chase scenes, and sudden reversals of fortune, which you’ll also find in old-school cartooning. But at the same time Tom and Jerry episodes culminate in violent acts of sabotage, Biju Rithvik prefers heartwarming resolutions.

In a clip that has been viewed over 145 million times, young Anu tries to steal the last candy from Rithvi. He’s unable to trick her, but (surprise!) she’s always had an extra candy. Forget Hanna-Barbera – it’s a Disney ending right there.

Everyone loves a happy ending, and Biju Rithvik proved it in this week’s World Top 50. The Indian hub landed just outside the top five in sixth place, and it topped almost every other active channel on YouTube Shorts. His 356 million weekly views represented a 16% increase week over week who pushed Biju Rithvik over four billion lifetime views. Now we know how Rithvi offered that extra candy.

Channel distribution

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

  • United States: 22 channels in the Top 50.
  • India: 10 channels in the Top 50.
  • Pakistan, Russia, Turkey and United Kingdom: 2 channels in the Top 50.
  • Argentina, Brazil, China, Mexico, Moldova, Puerto Rico, South Korea, Sweden and Vietnam: 1 channel each in the Top 50.

This week, 29 channels in the Top 50 are mainly active on YouTube Shorts.

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Raymond T. Helms