List of most-viewed YouTube channels

Summary

Indian record label T-Series is the most-viewed YouTube channel with 160 billion total views.

The list of most-viewed YouTube channels is topped by T-Series, an Indian record label known for Bollywood music.[1][2][3][4][5] T-Series became the most-viewed YouTube channel as of February 16, 2017 and has more than 177 billion total views as of October 2021. The top 50 most-viewed channels have all surpassed 21 billion total views. 29 channels have surpassed 25 billion total views, 23 of these have surpassed 30 billion total views, and 15 have surpassed 40 billion total views, and 3 have surpassed 100 billion total views.[1][6]

Top channels (views)

Rank Channel name Network Views[1]
(billions)
Content
category[1]
Country Primary language(s)
1. T-Series T-Series 171.57 Music India Hindi
2. Cocomelon - Nursery Rhymes Moonbug Entertainment 111.51 Education United States English
3. SET India Sony Pictures Networks India 101.92 Entertainment India Hindi
4. Sony SAB Sony Pictures Networks India 65.38 Entertainment India Hindi
5. Kids Diana show AIR[7] 63.72 Entertainment Ukraine English
6. WWE WWE 63.50 Sports United States English
7. Like Nastya Yoola 62.54 Entertainment Russia Russian and English
8. Vlad and Niki N/A 54.62 Entertainment United States English
9. Movieclips Movieclips 54.60 Film United States English
10. Ryan's World PocketWatch 48.46 Entertainment United States English
11. netd müzik netd.com 46.22 Music Turkey Turkish
12. ABS-CBN Entertainment ABS-CBN 43.81 Entertainment Philippines Filipino
13. El Reino Infantil N/A 43.35 Music Argentina Spanish
14. Colors TV Viacom 18 41.92 Entertainment India Hindi
15. Zee Music Company Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited 41.74 Music India Hindi
16. Canal KondZilla ONErpm 35.3 Music Brazil Portuguese
17. ChuChu TV Nursery Rhymes & Kids Songs ChuChu TV 34.50 Education India Hindi and English
18. Little Baby Bum - Nursery Rhymes & Kids Songs N/A 34.27 Education United Kingdom English
19. Wave Music N/A 33.57 Music India Bhojpuri
20. Toys and Colors N/A 32.71 Entertainment United States English
21. WorkpointOfficial Workpoint Entertainment 31.98 Entertainment Thailand Thai
22. Super Simple Songs - Kids Songs N/A 31.62 Education Canada English
23. Маша и Медведь LetsonCorp 30.05 Film Russia Russian
24. PewDiePie N/A 28.04 Entertainment Sweden English
25. Pinkfong Baby Shark - Kids' Songs & Stories SmartStudy 26.66 Education United States English
26. Get Movies LetsonCorp 26.55 Entertainment Russia Russian
27. Justin Bieber N/A 26.26 Music Canada English
28. LooLoo Kids - Nursery Rhymes and Children's Songs N/A

25.38

Music United States English
29. Shemaroo Filmi Gaane Shemaroo Music[8] 25.38 Music India Hindi
30. Ed Sheeran N/A 24.94 Music United Kingdom English
31. YRF YRF[9] 24.93 Music India Hindi[10]
32. one31 GMM Grammy 24.65 News Thailand Thai
33. JustinBieberVEVO Vevo 23.84 Music Canada English
34. GMA Network N/A 23.78 Entertainment Philippines Filipino
35. قناة طيور الجنة | toyoraljanahtv N/A 23.57 Music Jordan Arabic
36. Tips Official N/A 23.30 Entertainment India Hindi
37. Taylor Swift N/A 23.98 Music United States English
38. SMTOWN SM Entertainment 23.42 Music South Korea Korean
39. Katy Perry N/A 22.65 Entertainment United States English
40. Speed Records N/A 21.96 Music India Punjabi
41. Ch3Thailand tv3th 21.86 Entertainment Thailand Thai
42. KatyPerryVEVO Vevo 21.67 Music United States English
43. TaylorSwiftVEVO Vevo 21.66 Music United States English
44. TheEllenShow WarnerMedia 21.65 Entertainment United States English
45. Shakira N/A 21.62 Music Colombia English and Spanish
46. GR6 EXPLODE N/A 21.59 Music Brazil Portuguese
47. Sony Music India Sony Music India 21.42 Music India Hindi
48. 5-Minute Crafts Channel Frederator 21.34 Howto Cyprus English
49. Infobelle Hindi Infobelle Interactive Solution 21.33 Education India Hindi
50. Babybus Nursery Rhymes Babybus 21.26 Education United States English
As of 1 November 2021

Historical progression

The first-created and first-viewed YouTube channel was "Jawed" created on April 23, 2005 by YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim.[11] The first YouTube channel to exceed 10 billion total views was PewDiePie in September 2015. Since then, 118 channels have exceeded 10 billion total views as of May 2020.[12]

T-Series became the most-viewed YouTube channel of 2016,[13][14][15] and exceeded 14 billion total views by January 2017.[16] It eventually surpassed PewDiePie to become the most-viewed YouTube channel of all time by February 16, 2017,[17] and currently maintains the lead with over 162 billion total views. T-Series has also had the most monthly views since 2016,[18][19] and received more than 2.8 billion views per month as of May 2019.[20]

Music is the most-viewed program genre on YouTube, across the globe.[13] By 2016, the most-viewed YouTube channels were record labels like T-Series, YouTubers like PewDiePie, music stars like Justin Bieber, and nursery videos like Little Baby Bum.[21][22]

The following table lists the channels that became YouTube's most-viewed channel at different points in time.

  Current record for most days as most-viewed channel
  Former record for most days as most-viewed channel
Channel name Network / owner Date achieved Days held Views Reference Country
T-Series T-Series February 16, 2017 1794 14.8 billion [17] India
PewDiePie Felix Kjellberg December 29, 2014 780 7.7 billion [23][24][25] Sweden
EMI Music EMI Music June 15, 2014 197 6.2 billion [26] United Kingdom
RihannaVEVO Rihanna March 22, 2014 85 4.4 billion [27] Barbados
Machinima Machinima July 29, 2013 236 2.0 billion [28][29] United States
VEVO Vevo March 23, 2013 128 1.7 billion [30]
Universal Music Group Universal Music Group October 1, 2011 539 532 million [31]
Jawed Jawed Karim April 23, 2005 1 [11]

Timeline of most-viewed YouTube channels (January 2006 - December 2021)

See also

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