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The logo of T-Series, who are 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 March 25, 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.

Current Rank Highest Rank Channel Views Videos Language
1 1 (2017-present) T-Series 103B 14.2K Hindi
2 2 (2019-present) Cocomelon 55.1B 513 English
3 2 (2019-2019) SET India 50.8B 36.8K Hindi
4 4 (2019-present) Zee TV 41.5B 99.6K Hindi
5 2 (2017-2019) WWE 40.5B 46.7K English
6 3 (2017-2017) Ryan's World 37.4B 1.6K English
7 7 (2020-present) ABS-CBN Entertainment 34.6B 140.0K Filipino
8 3 (2017-2018) netd müzik 34.6B 12.2K Turkish
9 8 (2019-2019) Movieclips 34.2B 35.1K English
10 10 (2020-present) Like Nastya 29.2B 393 Russian
11 6 (2018-2019) Canal KondZilla 29.1B 1.3K Portuguese
12 11 (2019-2020) El Reino Infantil 28.3B 834 Spanish
13 1 (2014-2017) PewDiePie 24.9B 4.0K English
14 12 (2019-2020) SAB TV 24.9B 23.6K Hindi
15 14 (2020-2020) Zee Music Company 24.6B 4.6K Hindi
16 13 (2020-2020) WorkpointOfficial 24.2B 42.8K Thai
17 7 (2017-2018) Little Baby Bum 23.6B 1.1K English
18 10 (2016-2016) Маша и Медведь 23.2B 724 Russian
19 19 (2020-present) Kids Diana Show 22.8B 684 Russian
20 7 (2015-2016) Get Movies 22.8B 3.0K Russian

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 March 25, 2020). This list will not include any terminated or deleted channels, nor channels with their view count hidden.

Rank Channel Views (billions)
21 Wave Music 22.166
22 ChuChu TV Kids Songs 21.267
23 JustinBieberVEVO 19.948
24 Ed Sheeran 19.531
25 TheEllenShow 19.362
26 Super Simple Songs - Kids Songs 18.991
27 KatyPerryVEVO 18.934
28 TaylorSwiftVEVO 18.456
29 Colors TV 17.625
30 GMM GRAMMY OFFICIAL 17.541
31 shakiraVEVO 17.522
32 5-Minute Crafts 17.353
33 Vlad and Nikita 17.305
34 one31 17.252
35 BuzzFeedVideo 16.621
36 Ch3Thailand 16.541
37 DanTDM 16.299
38 Shemaroo Filmi Gaane 16.218
39 Spinnin' Records 16.111
40 1theK 15.933
41 SMTOWN 15.929
42 Badabun 15.794
43 YRF 15.664
44 GMA Network 15.496
45 WORLDSTARHIPHOP 15.201
46 RihannaVEVO 15.003
47 Speed Records 14.921
48 FunToys Collector Disney Toys Review 14.889
49 Maroon5VEVO 14.820
50 ToyPudding TV 14.818
51 Galinha Pintadinha 14.560
52 EminemVEVO 14.500
53 toyoraljanahtv 14.433
54 GR6 EXPLODE 14.217
55 FGTeeV 14.044
56 Toys and Colors 14.022
57 CVS 3D Rhymes 13.865
58 PopularMMOs 13.714
59 ArianaGrandeVevo 13.708
60 CKN Toys 13.677
61 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 13.671
62 SonyMusicIndiaVEVO 13.588
63 jbalvinVEVO 13.526
64 Ozuna 13.411
65 WatchMojo.com 13.226
66 MalumaVEVO 13.155
67 Eros Now 13.144
68 Sony Music India 12.984
69 Pinkfong! 12.960
70 Family Fun Pack 12.911
71 CookieSwirlC 12.838
72 NickyJamTV 12.826
73 Markiplier 12.708
74 EnriqueIglesiasVEVO 12.493
75 jacksepticeye 12.379
76 David Guetta 12.358
77 VanossGaming 12.305
78 Ultra Music 12.273
79 Baby Big Mouth 12.035
80 VEGETTA777 12.022
81 Ultra Bollywood 11.925
82 Sesame Street 11.913
83 Tips Official 11.878
84 LuisFonsiVEVO 11.838
85 CalvinHarrisVEVO 11.709
86 DisneyMusicVEVO 11.707
87 Bruno Mars 11.681
88 Shemaroo 11.573
89 T-Series Bhakti Sagar 11.545
90 GRAMMY GOLD OFFICIAL 11.475
91 Movieclips Trailers 11.407
92 T-Series Apna Punjab 11.118
93 LooLoo Kids 11.076
94 POPS Kids 11.024
95 JuegaGerman 10.750
96 Inside Edition 10.744
97 La Granja de Zenón 10.622
98 BeyoncéVEVO 10.613
99 LEGO 10.580
100 As/Is 10.521
101 Trap Nation 10.481
102 Daddy Yankee 10.387
103 Infobells - Hindi 10.373
104 Dude Perfect 10.241
105 Fueled By Ramen 10.219
106 Rajshri 10.198
107 IGN 10.187
108 LUCCAS NETO 10.178
109 Coldplay 10.059
110 Nick Jr. 10.048
111 DisneyChannelLA 9.936
112 rezendeevil 9.916
113 Like Nastya Show 9.890
114 Turma da Mônica 9.766
115 Marília Mendonça 9.754
116 Genierock 9.673
117 Wiz Khalifa 9.633
118 ChainsmokersVEVO 9.631
119 etvteluguindia 9.622
120 Jimmy Kimmel Live 9.592
121 ChrisBrownVEVO 9.418
122 Boram Tube Vlog 9.395
123 Smosh 9.360
124 RomeoSantosVEVO 9.347
125 Gaane Sune Ansune 9.318
126 RsiamMusic : อาร์สยาม 9.276
127 OneDirectionVEVO 9.247
128 Felipe Neto 9.225
129 Aaj Tak 9.066
130 Fischer's-フィッシャーズ- 9.037
131 MBCentertainment 9.033
132 Rotana 9.025
133 Peppa Pig - Official Channel 8.983
134 mmoshaya 8.928
135 Atlantic Records 8.908
136 Blu Toys Club Surprise 8.902
137 Saturday Night Live 8.860
138 Kids Line 8.850
139 Mister Max 8.815
140 TheWeekndVEVO 8.811
141 FBE 8.809
142 BabyBus 8.792
143 AdeleVEVO 8.725
144 Big Hit Labels 8.653
145 Лунтик 8.652
146 BLACKPINK 8.605
147 Britain's Got Talent 8.577
148 ImagineDragonsVEVO 8.556
149 KBS World 8.524
150 AlRemas 8.522
151 Miss Katy 8.507
152 elrubiusOMG 8.479
153 SiaVEVO 8.453
154 Aditya Music 8.443
155 Mother Goose Club Playhouse 8.424
156 Marshmello 8.420
157 DisneyJuniorUK 8.414
158 jypentertainment 8.394
159 enchufetv 8.366
160 LadyGagaVEVO 8.354
161 HTB 8.293
162 PitbullVEVO 8.273
163 Mnet K-POP 8.235
164 Bollywood Classics 8.214
165 SelenaGomezVEVO 8.209
166 avex 8.131
167 KanalD 8.049
168 Linkin Park 8.030
169 toycantando 7.983
170 Jelly 7.981
171 Vijay Television 7.950
172 Fernanfloo 7.917
173 Alan Walker 7.828
174 ShawnMendesVEVO 7.762
175 Wave Music - Bhojpuri 7.733
176 Wow Kidz 7.695
177 AuthenticGames 7.692
178 michaeljacksonVEVO 7.675
179 Venus 7.621
180 Bounce Patrol - Kids Songs 7.526
181 NoCopyrightSounds 7.508
182 SonyMusicSouthVEVO 7.503
183 officialpsy 7.491
184 Totoykids 7.461
185 Mother Goose Club 7.436
186 The Late Late Show with James Corden 7.435
187 eltrece 7.415
188 Pencilmation 7.379
189 shfa 7.328
190 CollegeHumor 7.323
191 Henrique e Juliano 7.298
192 SQUEEZIE 7.270
193 stampylonghead 7.261
194 JesseAndMike 7.253
195 ABC News 7.163
196 Sandaroo Kids 7.109
197 Teremok TV 7.102
198 Bad Bunny 7.088
199 Major Lazer 7.078
200 And TV 7.072
201 hajime 7.044
202 David Dobrik 7.007
203 NickiMinajAtVEVO 6.985
204 AviciiOfficialVEVO 6.972
205 toyorbabytv 6.935
206 ARY Digital 6.933
207 ETV Jabardasth 6.918
208 Billion Surprise Toys 6.908
209 HikakinTV 6.893
210 JenniferLopezVEVO 6.877
211 POPS MUSIC 6.851
212 Guava Juice 6.828
213 Maria Clara & JP 6.821
214 HobbyFamilyTV 6.807
215 ThaiCh8 6.766
216 RCTI - LAYAR DRAMA INDONESIA 6.751
217 AMARIN TVHD 6.742
218 NBA 6.741
219 Goldmines Telefilms 6.713
220 Little Angel: Nursery Rhymes 6.704
221 Come Play With Me 6.670
222 Talking Tom 6.669
223 Kan & Aki's CHANNEL 6.662
224 Toys And Little Gaby 6.639
225 Team Coco 6.633
226 Gallina Pintadita 6.613
227 Kaji Family 6.581
228 BBC 6.519
229 BRIGHT SIDE 6.495
230 shfa2 6.476
231 Annoying Orange 6.470
232 Jake Paul 6.467
233 BeckyGVEVO 6.444
234 Mazhavil Manorama 6.389
235 Zé Neto e Christiano 6.373
236 Worldwide Records Bhojpuri 6.356
237 Mejores Juguetes 6.341
238 Tlnovelas 6.340
239 Kids TV 6.328
240 Cartoon Network 6.314
241 selflearningthai 6.309
242 Charlie Puth 6.308
243 Mr Bean 6.306
244 Genevieve's Playhouse 6.303
245 Volga Video 6.282
246 Good Mythical Morning 6.281
247 Indosiar 6.266
248 MattyBRaps 6.266
249 Hear This Music 6.265
250 CNN 6.264


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 1107+

Other Most Viewed Charts

Most Viewed YouTubers

This chart as of March 25, 2020, does not include companies, major celebrities/music channels, and kid/toy channels.

Rank Channel Views (b) Videos Language
1 PewDiePie 24.989 4.0K English
2 DanTDM 16.299 3.3K English
3 PopularMMOs 13.714 4.5K English
4 Markiplier 12.708 4.6K English
5 jacksepticeye 12.379 4.4K English
6 VanossGaming 12.305 1.1K English
7 VEGETTA777 12.022 5.8K Spanish
8 JuegaGerman 10.750 1.6K Spanish
9 Dude Perfect 10.241 233 English
10 LUCCAS NETO 10.178 924 Portuguese
11 rezendeevil 9.916 8.7K Portuguese
12 Smosh 9.360 1.1K English
13 Felipe Neto 9.225 2.2K Portuguese
14 Fischer's 9.037 2.0K Japanese
15 mmoshaya 8.928 923 Arabic
16 FBE 8.809 2.2K English
17 elrubiusOMG 8.479 826 Spanish
18 Jelly 7.981 4.0K English
19 Fernanfloo 7.917 536 Spanish
20 AuthenticGames 7.692 3.8K Portuguese

Most Viewed Female YouTubers

This list is as of March 25, 2020. YouTuber groups that have both males & females are not counted.

Rank Channel Views (b) Videos Language
1 SSSniperWolf 5.368 2.2K English
2 ItsFunneh 5.122 1.5K English
3 zbing z. 4.483 1.8K Thai
4 AzzyLand 4.443 1.3K English
5 Haschak Sisters 4.108 261 English
6 Lele Pons 3.673 139 English
7 Rclbeauty101 3.611 438 English
8 JennaMarbles 3.530 491 English
9 Julia MineGirl 3.490 1.7K Portuguese
10 Lilly Singh 3.284 792 English
11 Aphmau 3.034 3.1K English
12 Rosanna Pansino 3.012 747 English
13 Its JoJo Siwa 2.917 568 English
14 Tiana 2.842 721 English
15 iHasCupquake 2.757 4.3K English
16 Ricis Official 2.555 842 Indonesian
17 BibisBeautyPalace 2.545 820 German
18 Yuya 2.479 634 Spanish
19 Flavia Calina 2.465 1.6K Portuguese
20 Liza Koshy 2.406 169 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, even holding the record for the YouTube channel to gain the most views in a day, which was 129,197,613 views gained on December 1, 2019.

Where Most Viewed YouTube Channels Are Today

  • Smosh now sits as the 70th 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 13th most viewed channel. His channel's view growth has dropped down significantly since mid 2017 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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