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One billion views per week is equal to approximately 142.8 million views per day, 5.9 million views per hour, 99,000 views per minute, and 1,653 views per second. Such viewership, once unimaginable in the YouTube sphere, has now been achieved. For the first time, a single channel has surpassed a ten-digit viewcount in a single seven-day span.
To those unfamiliar with the YouTube landscape, Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes may seem like an unlikely contender for such a major milestone, but the family-friendly channel’s combination of simple nursery rhymes, colorful animations, and consistent uploads are a big winner on the world’s top video site, especially during a time when many parents are being asked to entertain their children at home. Give enough parents that same mission, and Cocomelon’s impressive viewership (its uploads usually pass ten million views only a few days after their arrival on YouTube) begins to make sense.
Cocomelon’s final total for the week was just a hair greater than 1.04 billion views, a 6% increase over last week’s chart-topping tally. If the difference between Cocomelon’s viewership and that of second-place finisher T-Series were its own channel, that channel would be one of the ten most-viewed on YouTube this week. That said, T-Series’ seven-day total of 712.5 million views is still plenty impressive on its own.
American family vlog Kids Diana finished just 20,000 hits shy of 660 million weekly views, but maintained its number-three position nonetheless. SET India was fourth in this week’s charts with 572.1 million views, and another channel for young viewers, Like Nastya, ended up in the fifth position with a weekly total of 548.3 million views.
Over the past month, the Dutch gamer known by the moniker Jelly has made several appearances in our global Top 50. Though he fell off the chart last week, he was back on it this week, placing 48th. His 119 million weekly views was good for an 8% increase over the previous measured period.
Jelly, whose real name is Jelle Van Vucht, got his start as a member of the Robust gaming group, but he has since branched out, with his own YouTube hub becoming one of the world’s most popular video destinations. Jelly videos, which often feature games like Grand Theft Auto V, Roblox, and Garry’s Mod, often pass the million-view mark a few days after their respective upload dates. Here’s a GTA V clip that arrived six days ago and is already over 2.7 million hits:
Jelly’s style may not be for everyone, but there’s no denying how high his star has risen in recent months. Data released in April by Tubular Labs measured Jelly’s channel as the fourth most-viewed gaming hub on YouTube over a time period of approximately seven weeks that began on March 1.
Here’s a breakdown of the Top 50 Most Viewed channels this week in terms of their countries of origin:
- United States: 15 channels in the Top 50.
- India: 12 channels in the Top 50.
- Argentina, Canada, The Philippines, Russia, and the United Kingdom: 2 channels in the Top 50.
- United Arab Emirates, Brazil, Egypt, Jordan, South Korea, Netherlands, Pakistan, Puerto Rico, Romania, Thailand, Turkey, and Venezuela: 1 channel each in the Top 50.
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