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T-Series

The logo of T-Series, which is the most viewed channel on YouTube.

A video view is when someone clicks and views a YouTube video for a certain length of time. This is based off of YouTube's current algorithm, where a "view" on a video is based on retention time. Prior to 2012, the YouTube algorithm was based on a view bases, where even clicking on a video for even as short as a second counted as a view for that video. However, in 2012, YouTube's algorithm shifted to where views were based on retention time and watch minutes. Since this algorithm shift, several YouTube channels have gained millions to even tens of billions of views.

Top 20 Most Viewed YouTube Channels

The Top 20 Most Viewed Channels are listed in the table below as of Septmeber 28, 2020, with their views being displayed by the nearest one hundred million, the highest rank the channel was on the most viewed list along with the time period it occurred and the amount of videos the channel has uploaded.

Rank Highest Rank Channel Views Videos Language
1 1 (2017-present) T-Series 125B 14.7K Hindi
2 2 (2019-present) Cocomelon 78.4B 566 English
3 2 (2019-2019) SET India 66.9B 41.5K Hindi
4 4 (2020-present) Zee TV 51.5B 97.0K Hindi
5 2 (2017-2019) WWE 49.3B 49.9K English
6 6 (2020-present) Like Nastya 43.0B 484 Russian
7 6 (2020-2020) Movieclips 42.6B 36.1K English
8 3 (2017-2017) Ryan's World 41.9B 1.8K English
9 9 (2020-present) Kids Diana Show 39.6B 759 Russian
10 7 (2020-2020) ABS-CBN Entertainment 38.6B 148.1K Filipino
11 3 (2017-2018) netd müzik 38.5B 13.6K Turkish
12 12 (2020-present) SAB TV 37.1B 26.9K Hindi
13 11 (2019-2020) El Reino Infantil 34.7B 941 Spanish
14 14 (2020-present) Vlad and Niki 32.3B 286 Russian
15 6 (2018-2019) Canal KondZilla 32.0B 1.5K Portuguese
16 14 (2020-2020) Zee Music Company 29.9B 4.9K Hindi
17 7 (2017-2018) Little Baby Bum 29.1B 1.2K English
18 13 (2020-2020) WorkpointOfficial 27.0B 48.4K Thai
19 19 (2020-present) Wave Music 26.2B 18.1K Bhojpuri
20 1 (2014-2017) PewDiePie 26.0B 4.2K English

Channels By Video Views (Beyond Top 20)

The following is a chart featuring a list of the 230 most viewed YouTube channels past the top 20, including VEVO channels (updated September 28, 2020). This list will not include any terminated or deleted channels, nor channels with their view count hidden.

Rank Channel Views (billions)
21 ChuChu TV Kids Songs 25.839
22 Маша и Медведь 25.204
23 Get Movies 23.772
24 Super Simple Songs - Kids Songs 22.946
25 Colors TV 22.111
26 JustinBieberVEVO 21.066
27 Ed Sheeran 20.892
28 TheEllenShow 20.810
29 Shemaroo Filmi Gaane 20.141
30 one31 20.021
31 KatyPerryVEVO 19.904
32 Toys and Colors 19.681
33 TaylorSwiftVEVO 19.491
34 GMA Network 19.115
35 YRF 18.884
36 GMM GRAMMY OFFICIAL 18.741
37 toyoraljanahtv 18.646
38 5-Minute Crafts 18.615
39 shakiraVEVO 18.581
40 Ch3Thailand 17.970
41 SMTOWN 17.835
42 1theK 17.678
43 Pinkfong! 17.569
44 Speed Records 17.308
45 FGTeeV 17.252
46 DanTDM 17.232
47 Spinnin' Records 17.101
48 BuzzFeedVideo 16.961
49 Galinha Pintadinha 16.929
50 Badabun 16.680
51 WORLDSTARHIPHOP 16.649
52 GR6 EXPLODE 16.417
53 LooLoo Kids 16.404
54 Disney 15.885
55 Sony Music India 15.860
56 Maroon5VEVO 15.816
57 RihannaVEVO 15.668
58 SonyMusicIndiaVEVO 15.567
59 CKN Toys 15.516
60 jbalvinVEVO 15.423
61 EminemVEVO 15.315
62 CVS 3D Rhymes 15.184
63 Sesame Street 15.092
64 Ozuna 15.003
65 FunToys Collector Disney Toys Review 14.945
66 Baby Doli - ToyPudding 14.909
67 Tips Official 14.878
68 Eros Now 14.802
69 ArianaGrandeVevo 14.695
70 DisneyMusicVEVO 14.653
71 MalumaVEVO 14.289
72 T-Series Bhakti Sagar 14.214
73 La Granja de Zenón 14.134
74 CookieSwirlC 14.109
75 Infobells - Hindi 14.079
76 PopularMMOs 14.070
77 Markiplier 14.046
78 Shemaroo 13.916
79 BabyBus 13.884
80 WatchMojo.com 13.880
81 Ultra Music 13.633
82 Nick Jr. 13.560
83 Family Fun Pack 13.406
84 Ultra Bollywood 13.368
85 NickyJamTV 13.351
86 jacksepticeye 13.248
87 Like Nastya Show 13.246
88 Aaj Tak 13.243
89 VEGETTA777 13.101
90 T-Series Apna Punjab 13.096
91 LUCCAS NETO 13.081
92 David Guetta 13.019
93 VanossGaming 13.007
94 EnriqueIglesiasVEVO 12.955
95 GRAMMY GOLD OFFICIAL 12.914
96 POPS Kids 12.844
97 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 12.837
98 Inside Edition 12.440
99 LEGO 12.437
100 Bruno Mars 12.400
101 LuisFonsiVEVO 12.353
102 CalvinHarrisVEVO 12.165
103 BLACKPINK 12.113
104 Baby Big Mouth 12.107
105 Rajshri 11.907
106 Movieclips Trailers 11.885
107 JuegaGerman 11.723
108 Gaane Sune Ansune 11.711
109 Big Hit Labels 11.705
110 Dude Perfect 11.653
111 As/Is 11.603
112 Peppa Pig - Official Channel 11.562
113 Daddy Yankee 11.475
114 MBCentertainment 11.449
115 etvteluguindia 11.348
116 Trap Nation 11.345
117 Marília Mendonça 11.323
118 BeyoncéVEVO 11.228
119 Boram Tube Vlog 11.090
120 shfa 11.087
121 IGN 11.068
122 mmoshaya 11.020
123 Bollywood Classics 11.016
124 rezendeevil 10.980
125 Little Angel: Nursery Rhymes 10.945
126 Mother Goose Club Playhouse 10.932
127 Fueled By Ramen 10.854
128 Turma da Mônica 10.844
129 Maria Clara & JP 10.836
130 Coldplay 10.755
131 Aditya Music 10.752
132 Felipe Neto 10.738
133 Wow Kidz 10.655
134 Jelly 10.565
135 Rotana 10.491
136 Fischer's-フィッシャーズ- 10.454
137 shfa2 10.426
138 HTB 10.391
139 JYP Entertainment 10.361
140 Genierock 10.344
141 Jimmy Kimmel Live 10.309
142 Wiz Khalifa 10.260
143 Mister Max 10.199
144 ChrisBrownVEVO 10.194
145 Bounce Patrol - Kids Songs 10.190
146 Venus 10.123
147 Miss Katy 10.111
148 ChainsmokersVEVO 10.059
149 RomeoSantosVEVO 10.044
150 Mnet K-POP 10.031
151 KBS World 10.020
152 Atlantic Records 9.969
153 Talking Tom 9.959
154 TheWeekndVEVO 9.940
155 infobells - Tamil 9.898
156 DisneyJuniorUK 9.874
157 ARY Digital 9.845
158 OneDirectionVEVO 9.835
159 Marshmello 9.819
160 Kids Line 9.738
161 RsiamMusic : อาร์สยาม 9.702
162 Bad Bunny 9.683
163 toycantando 9.642
164 Smosh 9.632
165 Saturday Night Live 9.563
166 LadyGagaVEVO 9.522
167 Vijay Television 9.512
168 And TV 9.453
169 ImagineDragonsVEVO 9.336
170 Лунтик 9.315
171 toyorbabytv 9.297
172 Sony PAL 9.223
173 Wave Music - Bhojpuri 9.210
174 AMARIN TVHD 9.141
175 SonyMusicSouthVEVO 9.126
176 AdeleVEVO 9.103
177 Britain's Got Talent 8.947
178 Blu Toys Club Surprise 8.939
179 enchufetv 8.911
180 SiaVEVO 8.878
181 elrubiusOMG 8.857
182 Goldmines Telefilms 8.750
183 SelenaGomezVEVO 8.740
184 avex 8.723
185 Alan Walker 8.713
186 Like Nastya ESP 8.690
187 Linkin Park 8.688
188 Pencilmation 8.658
189 Henrique e Juliano 8.630
190 PitbullVEVO 8.608
191 Al-Remas 8.586
192 NoCopyrightSounds 8.537
193 Fernanfloo 8.498
194 RCTI - LAYAR DRAMA INDONESIA 8.482
195 eltrece 8.444
196 Mother Goose Club 8.422
197 michaeljacksonVEVO 8.396
198 infobells - Telugu 8.313
199 REACT 8.270
200 AuthenticGames 8.261
201 ShawnMendesVEVO 8.237
202 Cartoon Network 8.230
203 ABC News 8.223
204 Kids TV 8.215
205 The Late Late Show with James Corden 8.157
206 SSSniperWolf 8.143
207 Come Play With Me 8.142
208 Masha and The Bear 8.130
209 Totoykids 8.102
210 IndiaTV 8.098
211 Jkk Entertainment 8.030
212 Worldwide Records Bhojpuri 7.969
213 Indosiar 7.955
214 Tlnovelas 7.933
215 officialpsy 7.922
216 ETV Jabardasth 7.906
217 Kaji Family 7.850
218 Mazhavil Manorama 7.845
219 David Dobrik 7.806
220 Troom Troom 7.790
221 Теремок ТВ 7.784
222 CNN 7.724
223 JesseAndMike 7.677
224 Genevieve's Playhouse 7.614
225 hajime 7.589
226 HikakinTV 7.587
227 Beam Copphone 7.574
228 CollegeHumor 7.526
229 KanalD 7.499
230 SQUEEZIE 7.498
231 stampylonghead 7.493
232 Guava Juice 7.492
233 JTBC Entertainment 7.482
234 Gallina Pintadita 7.441
235 Major Lazer Official 7.432
236 HobbyFamilyTV 7.421
237 Mr Bean 7.417
238 NBA 7.403
239 TRANS7 OFFICIAL 7.395
240 Zé Neto e Christiano 7.381
241 Happy Lives 7.354
242 ThaiCh8 7.351
243 Kan & Aki's CHANNEL 7.351
244 AviciiOfficialVEVO 7.325
245 Ch7HD 7.312
246 BST Kids 7.297
247 NickiMinajAtVEVO 7.288
248 Blippi 7.282
249 Enes Batur 7.276
250 MrBeast 7.273


Most Viewed Channel History Timeline

Note: emimusic's channel stats were inaccessible from March 2011 to March 2014. Therefore, the date on which it became the most viewed channel is estimated.

Note II: Due to this, RihannaVEVO was recognized by YouTube historians and viewers as the most viewed YouTube channel from March to July 2014. PewDiePie surpassed her Vevo channel on July 19 that year and was considered by most to have the most viewed channel on YouTube, but actually didn't until he surpassed emimusic's channel later that year.

Note III: From 2010-2011, VEVO was listed on the official YouTube charts page as #1 (at one point being listed as having over 100 billion views), but this combined the views from all the VEVO channels. Also in 2010, UMG disappeared from the YT charts page (in similar fashion to emimusic), however, the channel still had the most views.

Channel Channel Type Date Achieved Days Held
jawed Viral Videos April 23, 2005 N/A
larfus Viral Videos Mid-Late 2005 N/A
smosh Sketch Comedy Early 2006 N/A
judsonlaipply Viral Videos July 12, 2006 18
smosh Sketch Comedy July 30, 2006 115
CBS Television & Film November 22, 2006 236
universalmusicgroup Music July 16, 2007 2042
machinima Gaming February 16, 2013 20
emimusic Music March 8, 2013 661
PewDiePie Entertainment December 29, 2014 778
T-Series Music & Film February 14, 2017 1320+

Other Most Viewed Charts

Most Viewed YouTubers

This chart as of September 28, 2020, does not include companies, major celebrities/music channels, and "Made for Kids" channels.

Rank Channel Views (b) Videos Language
1 PewDiePie 26.072 4.2K English
2 FGTeeV 17.252 1.4K English
3 DanTDM 17.232 3.4K English
4 CookieSwirlC 14.109 3.2K English
5 PopularMMOs 14.070 4.6K English
6 Markiplier 14.046 4.7K English
7 jacksepticeye 13.248 4.6K English
8 VEGETTA777 13.101 6.1K Spanish
9 LUCCAS NETO 13.081 1.1K Portuguese
10 VanossGaming 13.007 1.2K English
11 JuegaGerman 11.723 1.7K Spanish
12 Dude Perfect 11.653 243 English
13 mmoshaya 11.020 986 Arabic
14 rezendeevil 10.980 9.5K Portuguese
15 Felipe Neto 10.738 2.2K Portuguese
16 Jelly 10.565 4.4K English
17 Fischer's 10.454 2.1K Japanese
18 Smosh 9.632 1.1K English
19 elrubiusOMG 8.857 825 Spanish
20 Fernanfloo 8.498 537 Spanish

Most Viewed Female YouTubers

This list is as of September 28, 2020. YouTuber groups that have both males & females are not counted.

Rank Channel Views (b) Videos Language
1 CookieSwirlC 14.109 3.2K English
2 SSSniperWolf 8.143 2.4K English
3 ItsFunneh 6.546 1.7K English
4 AzzyLand 5.612 1.4K English
5 zbing z. 5.389 2.0K Thai
6 Haschak Sisters 4.747 266 English
7 Julia MineGirl 4.548 1.9K Portuguese
8 Aphmau 4.441 3.2K English
9 Lele Pons 4.106 134 English
10 Rclbeauty101 3.765 452 English
11 Lilly Singh 3.398 800 English
12 Its JoJo Siwa 3.348 632 English
13 Rosanna Pansino 3.234 777 English
14 Ricis Official 3.186 1.0K Indonesian
15 Kaykai Salaider 3.150 338 Thai
16 Lyna 3.117 3.5K Spanish
17 Vy Qwaint 3.112 337 English
18 Izabela Stress 2.999 913 English
19 Jen Smith 2.979 1.9K English
20 Tiana 2.976 828 English


Details About Most Viewed Channels Timeline

The first recorded most viewed channel on YouTube was Smosh. In the first half of 2006, Smosh became YouTube's most subscribed and most viewed channel, aside from their comedy and music sketches, was mostly due to the success of their "Pokemon Theme Music Video".

However, the channel was surpassed by Judson Laipply's in the middle of the same year as his "Evolution of Dance" propelled him to the top of the most viewed and most subscribed channels on YouTube. Similar to Smosh's Pokemon Theme Music Video, it also experienced a reign as YouTube's most viewed video.

Smosh overtook him afterward as unlike Laipply, was beginning to become more consistent on their YouTube channel but by posting more sketches, mostly comedy. Smosh holds the record as being the most viewed channel the most amount of times which is two.

However, CBS' high abundance of videos at a consistent rate on their YouTube channel which included television and news from America's most-watched network overtook Smosh in the early part of the next year and became the first channel to reach 100 million views. Arvil Lavinge's "Girlfriend" became the first video to reach that number in August the same year, making the last milestone where a YouTube video hit the same view count than a YouTube channel as a whole did in the same year.

Vevo since then, specifically since 2012, has had their "VEVO certified award", awarded to Vevo artists who has videos which exceed 100 million views.

CBS' reign and its glory of historically proclaiming the title of being the first channel to reach 100 million views was short-lived, however. Universal Music Group surpassed the channel around the same time the first YouTube video reached 100 million views.

The channel had gained popularity on YouTube in just it's the first year of existence by posting some of the top music videos at the time, even peaking as YouTube's second most subscribed channel by the end of that year, a feat and achievement no other music channel would reach on YouTube until JustinBieberVEVO did so on December 2, 2017.

For nearly six years, Universal Music Group held the top title which is the longest reign a channel has ever been the most viewed. During its reign, it was the first channel to reach one to six billion views but due to a view purge of the channel shortly after Valentine's day 2013, Machinima took the title who at the time had recently hit 4 billion total video views on YouTube.

Becoming the first gaming channel to reach the milestone, Machinima still managed to lose the most viewed channel title to emimusic less than a month later as though gaming had an increasing presence on YouTube and online culture in general, music was and still is more of a global phenomenon.

Since UMG's view purge happened, no channel had reached its peak until emimusic surpassed UMG in most views ever on YouTube which was close to 7 billion, the only billion milestones they gained during their reign, doing so on November 25, 2014.

The gears shifted then again however as PewDiePie, the first channel to become the most viewed during it's most subscribed reign since Smosh's first reign, the first and only post-2006 channel to become the most viewed and the third non-company channel to have the most viewed channel on YouTube behind Judson Laipply and Smosh, surpassed emimusic towards the end of 2014 at around 7.2 billion views to have the most viewed YouTube channel of all time. By then, PewDiePie was already YouTube's biggest star, has 11 million more than the second most subscribed channel.

PewDiePie, whose channel was the first country other than America to become YouTube's most viewed channel became the first channel to reach eight to fourteen billion video views, surpassing UMG's record as getting the most views as the most viewed channel, until T-Series surpassed him on YouTube's 12th anniversary, Valentine's Day of 2017, when both were near 15 billion views, becoming the first Hindi and non-English speaking YouTube channel to become the most viewed.

So far, T-Series' views have grown more than six times bigger since becoming the most viewed channel, surpassing PewDiePie as gaining the most views as the most viewed channel and UMG as having the most view gap to any other channel, which is over 46 billion as of December 26, 2019.

T-Series has since become the fastest growing YouTube channel in views as of August 2020, currently averaging around 135 million views per day.

Where Most Viewed YouTube Channels Are Today

  • Smosh now sits as the 154th most viewed channel of all time after flip-flopping in and out of the top ten most viewed YouTube channels from 2006 to 2014. In 2015, it got out of the top twenty after being surpassed by TheEllenShow for the twentieth spot.
  • CBS hit 1 billion views on YouTube in late 2017 although hundreds of channels have before it.
  • Universal Music Group has tens of thousands of channels with more views than them since it's video and view purge.
  • Machinima has over five billion views but is far from as watched or subscribed to as it was before.
  • emimusic became the second music and second overall channel that has been the most viewed to have a view purge, doing so in November 2016. Peaking at over eight billion views, the channel's views dropped under three billion, now having slightly over 3 billion.
  • PewDiePie has dropped down to the 19th most viewed channel. His channel's view growth has dropped down significantly since mid 2019 and many other channels seem to have gotten a better view gain than him, but he still remains in one of the fastest-growing channels in views, even surpassing JustinBieberVEVO in views at around 16.752 billion views in early New Years Day of 2018 after his monthly view gain increased some.
  • Due to T-Series becoming the fastest growing YouTube channel in views, it has become one of the fastest-growing in subscribers of all time as well.

See also

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