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The #1 channel in this week’s Global Top 50 continues to ascend to levels no other YouTube channel has yet reached.
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Said channel surpassed a major milestone this week, and it leads our latest chart even though three other channels in the top five saw their viewership go up by a double-digit percentage.
T-Series now has more than 200 million subscribers on YouTube.
The Indian record label, which spent November at the top of our Global Top 50, continued to reel in views as the calendar turned into December. During the first week of the month, it accrued 702.7 million weekly views, which was good enough to hold onto the top spot in our worldwide chart.
But that was hardly the channel’s biggest accomplishment of the week. Two years after it became the first YouTube channel to reach 100 million subscribers, T-Series has now doubled that total, reaching an unprecedented height. Only 19 channels in the world even had 200 million views this week.
Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes is this week’s global runner-up. The California-based channel finished in the highest position out of the 17 U.S.-based channels that made it into our Global Top 50 this week. Over seven days, the kid-friendly hub picked up 660.1 million weekly views, which was 18% more than what it accrued in the seven preceding days.
Another channel riding a double-digit increase is SET India. The South Asian entertainment destination increased its viewership by 19% and ended up with 645.3 million weekly views. While that put it slightly short of Cocomelon, it did claim third place in our Global Top 50.
After placing first among U.S.-based channels for two straight weeks, Like Nastya fell back to second in its home country and fourth in the world. The family vlog still had a strong showing, registering 511.5 million weekly views in our most-recent count. That made Nastya the highest-ranking individual creator in our chart.
Thanks to a 19% week-over-week, Sony SAB moved up three spots to round out our global top five. The Indian channel amassed 392.1 million weekly views.
Cyprus isn’t exactly known for its YouTube community, but this week, the island nation got some representation in our Global Top 50.
Said representation comes from Wood Mood, a channel that mixes long-form videos with a curated presence on YouTube Shorts. Though Wood Mood only launched in April 2021, it has already ascended into our charts. In the first week of December, it ascended to 40th place in our Global Top 50. The 149 million weekly views it picked up during that period represented about 75% of its lifetime YouTube viewership.
As is typical with channels that experience that sort of explosive growth, Wood Mood pulled in tens of millions of views on YouTube Shorts. As you might expect from the channel’s name, its library includes a number of woodworking videos, but it is not limited to that specific hobby. Instead, the clips you can find on Wood Mood traverse the DIY landscape. Its most-watched video, which has snagged 38.2 million views, shows how to turn two clasped hands into a wax cast.
This short falls squarely into the “oddly satisfying” subgenre. As you watched the wax get peeled off, you’ll find that Wood Mood puts you in a good mood.
Here’s a breakdown of the Top 50 Most Viewed channels this week in terms of their countries of origin:
- United States: 17 channels in the Top 50.
- India: 13 channels in the Top 50.
- Russia, United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom: 2 channels in the Top 50.
- Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Cyprus, Italy, Japan, Moldova, Pakistan, South Korea, and Thailand: 1 channel each in the Top 50.
This week, 25 channels in the Top 50 are primarily active on YouTube Shorts.