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Top 50 Most Viewed YouTube Channels Worldwide • Week Of 3/17/2017

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It’s another installment of the weekly Tubefilter Chart of the Top 50 Most Viewed YouTube Channels Worldwide and a familiar channel is back in the top spot.

Chart Toppers

T-Series‘ wasn’t out of the top spot for long. After Ed Sheeran interrupted the self-proclaimed largest music label and movie studio’s YouTube channel 27-week stint in the top spot, T-Series is back at #1 with almost 268.4 million views in the week. Sheeran’s reign at the top may be over, but he’s not in second place by much. The British singer-songwriter’s online music video destination is still getting massive plays from all the uploads associated with his third and latest studio album ÷ to the tune of more than 248.9 million views throughout the week.  

Next up in third place is still Ryan ToysReviews. The aging toddler’s inconcievably popular toy unboxing channel was down 15%, but still took home just about 167.6 million views on the week. Still in the #4 spot is Canal KondZilla. Brazilian pop music’s destination on YouTube dropped 11% in views to close out the week with almost 145.7 million views.

And rounding out the Top 5, once again, is SET India. Sony Entertainment Television’s Indian version on YouTube also dipped 11% in its weekly views to amass almost 142.4 million of them during the week.

Top Gainers

The honor of one of the Top Gainers on the chart this week goes to Disney Cars Toy Club.

The North Carolina-based channel with a “love, love, love” for making “super fun, kid-friendly videos” doesn’t produce much of that adults-dressing-up-in-Disney-and-superhero-costumes-and-acting-out-oddball scenarios craze we’ve seen of late. Instead, the couple behind DCTC puts its creative, children-entertainment-oriented energy towards colorful and high-quality claymation. One of their most-recent uploads, for instance, features the Incredible Hulk getting medicated and learning about the importance of dental care in a variety of scenarios with other superhero friends. Its view count is currently above 40 million, helping the DCTC channel to a 63% week-over-week increase in views, nearly 78.1 million views on the week, and the #26 spot on the worldwide chart.

Channel Distribution

The top 50 most viewed YouTube channels worldwide this week amassed a total of 4,483,145,823 views. Here’s the distribution of a few of those channels by multi-channel network:

  • VEVO: 10 channels in the U.S. Top 50, with Katy Perry the highest-ranked channel of the network at #14.
  • BroadbandTV, ONErpm, Studio71, XMediaDigital: 2 channels each in the Top 50, with BBTV’s Wave Music at #22, ONErpm’s Canal KondZilla at #4, Studio71’s FamilyFunPack at #29, and XMediaDigital’s Get Movies at #23.

And here’s the distribution of the this week’s Top 50 YouTube channels by country of origin:

  • United States: 22 channels in the Top 50.
  • India: 7 channels in the Top 50.
  • Great Britain: 4 channels in the Top 50.
  • Brazil: 3 channels in the Top 50.
  • Canada, Russia, Thailand: 2 channels each in the Top 50.
  • Argentina, Chile, Netherlands, Philippines, Puerto Rico, South Korea, Sweden, Turkey: 1 channel each in the Top 50.

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OpenSlate is a video content analytics platform that tracks more than 800,000 YouTube video channels and measures their ability to attract, engage and influence an audience. By providing one consistent measure of quality – the SlateScore™ – OpenSlate helps marketers, producers and agencies hone their online video marketing strategy.

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