Top 50 most watched YouTube channels in the world • Week of 06/19/2021

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The channel that usually dominates our Global Top 50 was less dominant than usual in May, but regained its usual status in June. It remains to be seen whether he will rewrite the record books before the end of the summer.


T-series sat at the front of our Global Top 50 for three consecutive weeks.

The Indian label ended the third week of June just below 195 billion lifetime views. While the T-Series may not achieve the goals only it can achieve, it still outpaces the rest of the world. No other channel could keep up 625.9 weekly views T-Series received during our last seven-day measurement period.

Another Indian channel achieved global runner-up status this week. SET India followed the T series for two consecutive weeks, and its last total of seven days – 584.1 million weekly views — making it one of two channels to cross the half-million-view mark in this chart. This audience pushed SET India beyond 120 billion lifetime viewsmeaning it could soon chase this week’s #3 channel to become the second most-watched YouTube hub of all time.

The channel that lost ground to SET India this week is Cocomelon – nursery rhymes. Although the California-based animation hub reclaimed its No. 1 channel status in our Top 50 ranking in the US, it was unable to top either of the two Indian channels at the top of the Top 50. global. Cocomelon got 491 million views this week, which is quite an impressive sum. If that total were cut in half, Cocomelon would still rank in the top 20 of our world rankings.

Diana show for children landed in the top five in the world this week after missing out on that accolade seven days ago. The family vlog was able to move up two spots after getting 445 million weekly views. Now that the American channel of Ukrainian origin has received its 96 millionth subscriberit won’t be long before she becomes one of the only YouTube channels with a nine-figure subscriber count.

Sony SA rounds out this week’s world top five. Like its sister channel SET India, this India-based TV center contains a library full of South Asian culture. For seven days, this collection received 437.7 million weekly views.

Top Winners

This week, only three countries had at least three representatives in our Global Top 50: the United States, India and Japan.

YouTube’s growth in the land of the rising sun is fueled by short films, where Japanese creators use a loud comedy style to reach millions of viewers. One of these creators is Matsudakethe star of the YouTube channel known as M2DK. With his enveloping shades, pink pigtails, and quirky personality, Matsudake looks like he’s from the future, but he’s the fashionable designer of the present.

Matsudake’s approach to YouTube Shorts is reminiscent of a few other East Asian stars. His brash approach to humor is similar to that employed by Japanese comedian Sagawa, and like Singapore-based mingweirocks, his videos often drag viewers through a wild series of events. Here’s what he’s willing to do to make sure he’s not implicated for eating a plate of donuts:

Since launching his YouTube channel in November 2020, Matsudake has climbed onto the top video platform in the world. In our latest World Top 50, the Japanese comedian ranked 29, meaning it gained 19 places in seven days. His total audience included 213.8 million weekly views, and his YouTube videos now reach over 3.5 million subscribers. With that kind of reach, he should now be able to buy all the replacement donuts he needs.

Channel distribution

Here is a breakdown of the 50 most watched channels this week according to their country of origin:

  • United States: 17 channels in the Top 50.
  • India: 15 channels in the Top 50.
  • Japan: 3 channels in the Top 50.
  • Russia, Turkey and Vietnam: 2 channels in the Top 50.
  • Belgium, Brazil, France, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Pakistan, Puerto Rico and South Korea: 1 each in the Top 50.

This week, 29 channels in the Top 50 are mainly active on YouTube Shorts.

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