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Over the past three weeks, three different channels have led our U.S. Top 50. That’s the first time such an occurrence has taken place this year.
The latest U.S.-based hub in the driver’s seat reached that position thanks to a strong upward swing. Read on to find out more:
Like Nastya is #1 among U.S.-based YouTube channels.
The Floridian family vlog reached the premier position in our U.S. Top 50 on two separate occasions in April, and the new month has brought another feather to young Nastya’s cap. Over seven days, the eight-year-old and her family accrued 724.9 million weekly views on their main YouTube channel. That was good for a whopping 75% week-over-week increase, and Like Nastya jumped over last week’s U.S. #1 to claim this week’s pole position.
Speaking of last week’s #1, let’s talk about Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes. The California-based hub is generating New York Times headlines, but even with its so-called “Distractatron” hailing young viewers all over the world, it can’t always stay ahead of the competition. This week, it finished #2 in the U.S. Top 50 despite getting 571.2 million weekly views. What can I say? There’s no online video environment more competitive than the children’s content scene.
To find the #3 channel in our latest U.S. Top 50, we must head to the land of YouTube Shorts. There, we find LeoNata Family, which got 407.3 million weekly views during the week that was. Like the two channels ahead of it in the U.S. Top 50 (and the three channels behind it, for that matter) LeoNata hauls in YouTube viewership by appealing to the platform’s youngest demographic. Thanks in large part to that bloc, the nascent channel now has more than 8 billion lifetime views.
LankyBox, which releases both short-form and long-form content, is next up in our U.S. Top 50. Hosts Justin and Adam are extremely consistent uploaders, and that helps them maintain a steady audience as they upload a collage of pop culture references and diverse formats. Their latest seven-day sum topped out at 355 million weekly views.
The channel that rounds out this week’s U.S. top five topped the chart two weeks ago. Kids Diana Show is a popular destination for viewers of all ages, and this week, its Ukraine-born star helped it pull in 305.3 million weekly views.
Brace yourself: Fox News is taking advantage of live streaming now.
Controversial talking heads like Tucker Carlson have already made the primary Fox News YouTube channel a mainstay in our U.S. charts. This week, a different Fox channel cracked the ranking: I’m talking about LiveNOW from FOX.
As its name implies, LiveNOW’s focus is on breaking news coverage, which it often delivers in real time. A lot of the channel’s most-watched videos run for an hour or longer, and they occasionally touch on stories that are embedded in the public eye.
Case in point: The LiveNOW audience can’t get enough of the Johnny Depp / Amber Heard saga. The ongoing trial has delivered millions of views to the FOX-owned channel; one clip from the legal proceedings has racked up 12.9 million hits all on its own.
The Depp/Heard battle helped LiveNOW pick up 91.8 million weekly views, which was 47% more traffic than what it picked up during the final week of April. Those numbers were strong enough to send FOX’s live streaming hub up to 36th place in our U.S. Top 50. Closing arguments in the aforementioned celebrity trial are set for later this month, so LiveNOW will soon need a new lead story; something tells me that finding one won’t be too difficult.
This week, there are 29 YouTube Shorts channels in the U.S. Top 50.
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