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India and the United States continue to dominate our global Top 50.
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Only three of the top 20 channels in this week’s ranking are from a country other than those two. The United States is the most represented country in this top 20, but the No. 1 channel in the world is from India.
T series spent the entire month of November as the # 1 channel in our Global Top 50. The Indian label ended its month without a spot on YouTube by picking up 762.9 million weekly views. While Month 11 is now over, the T-Series Salad Days are not. Next week, the channel is expected to become the number one YouTube channel with at least 200 million subscribers.
For the second consecutive week, Like Nastya was the highest ranked US channel in our Global Top 50 and the second highest ranked channel overall. The family vlog has retained its finalist status by counting 597 million weekly views. That’s a lot of people watching the titular seven-year-old star play with her toys and go on adventures.
Another family chain reached third place in this week’s Global Top 50. Cocomelon – Nursery rhymes, a US-based animation center, continued its excellent performance on YouTube by directing 558 million weekly views. Although this is 4% less traffic than Cocomelon’s previous seven days total, the chain has earned a spot in our global ranking.
Besides T-Series, the other South Asian channel to make this week’s top five world premieres is SET India. With its arsenal of TV clips, which also air on a terrestrial TV channel of the same name, the Sony-owned hub has picked up 541.9 million weekly views. This total was good enough to push SET India to fourth place on our last chart.
The channel that completes this week’s world top five is Funny family. The Shorts YouTube channel – whose name includes Chinese characters that translate to “Changsha family” – has signed up 381.2 million weekly views during our last seven-day measurement period.
Judging by how much they watch videos featuring special effects, YouTube Shorts viewers clearly love the action. It’s not easy to muster the thrills in a one-minute (or less) video, but creators are finding new ways to give people what they want.
Let’s look Mingweirocks. The Singapore hub is the only channel in the Southeast Asian city-state to feature in our Global Top 50 this year. How did the host of the channel (Ming Wei, presumably) achieve this feat? By stealing food from his girlfriend and then racing to replace her.
I’m simplifying, but most of the best videos on Mingweirocks feature this exact vanity. In the channel’s second most-watched clip of all time, the main character runs down the street, climbs up a building, and picks a lock just to get one of his girlfriend’s peanut M & Ms. I mean, if I ever had to turn into an action hero to hunt a chocolate snack on Mars, I wouldn’t settle for anything less than a Crispy M&M.
This hyper-kinetic style of video works quite well for Mingweirocks. The chain had 113.8 million weekly views during the most recent seven-day period measured for us by Gospel Stats. It was twice as many views like what the channel had received the previous week (and then some!) Thanks to its great upward movement, Mingweirocks became the 38th most viewed YouTube channel in the world. With this traffic, Ming Wei can afford a lot of M&M.
Here is a breakdown of the 50 most watched channels this week according to their country of origin:
- India and United States: 15 channels in the Top 50.
- Indonesia and Pakistan: 3 channels in the Top 50.
- Japan, South Korea and United Arab Emirates: 2 channels in the Top 50.
- Argentina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, China, Romania, Russia, Singapore and Thailand: 1 channel each in the Top 50.