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The logo of T-Series, who own 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 October 12, 2019, 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 85.3B 13.8K Hindi
2 2 (2019-present) SET India 41.4B 33.0K Hindi
3 3 (2019-present) Cocomelon 40.7B 465 English
4 2 (2017-2019) WWE 36.2B 43.9K English
5 4 (2019-2019) Zee TV 35.0B 82.0K Hindi
6 3 (2017-2017) Ryan ToysReview 32.7B 1.5K English
7 3 (2017-2018) netd müzik 31.9B 11.1K Turkish
8 7 (2018-2019) ABS-CBN Entertainment 30.5B 130.5K Filipino
9 8 (2019-2019) Movieclips 27.7B 34.1K English
10 6 (2018-2019) Canal KondZilla 26.7B 1.1K Portuguese
11 11 (2019-present) El Reino Infantil 23.9B 732 Spanish
12 1 (2014-2017) PewDiePie 23.6B 3.9K English
13 13 (2019-present) SAB TV 22.2B 25.7K Hindi
14 10 (2016-2016) Маша и Медведь 21.6B 655 Russian
15 7 (2015-2016) Get Movies 21.6B 3.0K Russian
16 15 (2019-2019) WorkpointOfficial 21.5B 37.2K Thai
17 17 (2019-present) Zee Music Company 20.7B 4.3K Hindi
18 7 (2017-2018) Little Baby Bum 20.2B 976 English
19 19 (2019-present) Wave Music 19.0B 18.4K Bhojpuri
20 2 (2016-2017) JustinBieberVEVO 19.0B 122 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 October 12, 2019). 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 18.929
22 Ed Sheeran 18.286
23 KatyPerryVEVO 18.223
24 TaylorSwiftVEVO 17.682
25 TheEllenShow 17.533
26 Like Nastya Vlog 17.054
27 shakiraVEVO 16.718
28 GMM GRAMMY OFFICIAL 16.437
29 5-Minute Crafts 16.017
30 Super Simple Songs 15.952
31 BuzzFeedVideo 15.907
32 DanTDM 15.617
33 Spinnin' Records 15.376
34 SMTOWN 15.255
35 FunToyzCollector 14.829
36 ToyPudding TV 14.828
37 Colors TV 14.722
38 1theK 14.602
39 Badabun 14.524
40 RihannaVEVO 14.487
41 one31 14.348
42 WORLDSTARHIPHOP 14.050
43 Ch3Thailand 13.809
44 EminemVEVO 13.758
45 Maroon5VEVO 13.623
46 PopularMMOs 13.384
47 Shemaroo Filmi Gaane 13.295
48 Speed Records 13.127
49 Galinha Pintadinha 13.116
50 GMA Network 13.044
51 CVS 3D Rhymes 12.986
52 Kids Diana Show 12.924
53 ArianaGrandeVevo 12.908
54 YRF 12.821
55 WatchMojo.com 12.658
56 Ozuna 12.623
57 jbalvinVEVO 12.550
58 MalumaVEVO 12.523
59 toyoraljanahtv 12.507
60 GR6 EXPLODE 12.350
61 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 12.316
62 FGTeeV 12.315
63 Family Fun Pack 12.306
64 NickyJamTV 12.272
65 CKN Toys 12.248
66 EnriqueIglesiasVEVO 12.138
67 CookieSwirlC 12.009
68 Eros Now 11.921
69 Baby Big Mouth 11.896
70 David Guetta 11.864
71 Markiplier 11.814
72 VanossGaming 11.656
73 jacksepticeye 11.646
74 Fueled By Ramen 11.639
75 SonyMusicIndiaVEVO 11.530
76 Vlad and Nikita 11.522
77 LuisFonsiVEVO 11.437
78 CalvinHarrisVEVO 11.322
79 Ultra Music 11.286
80 Bruno Mars 11.120
81 VEGETTA777 11.102
82 Sony Music India 11.096
83 Movieclips Trailers 10.965
84 Ultra Bollywood 10.430
85 Toys and Colors 10.270
86 As/Is 10.215
87 Pinkfong! 10.185
88 GRAMMY GOLD OFFICIAL 10.169
89 BeyoncéVEVO 10.144
90 JuegaGerman 9.980
91 Trap Nation 9.939
92 LEGO 9.775
93 DisneyMusicVEVO 9.765
94 Tips Official 9.649
95 T-Series Apna Punjab 9.560
96 IGN 9.501
97 Shemaroo 9.458
98 Coldplay 9.358
99 T-Series Bhakti Sagar 9.286
100 DisneyChannelLA 9.228
101 ChainsmokersVEVO 9.192
102 Wiz Khalifa 9.168
103 Genierock 9.157
104 POPS Kids 9.085
105 Daddy Yankee 9.064
106 Dude Perfect 9.042
107 Smosh 8.973
108 OneDirectionVEVO 8.972
109 rezendeevil 8.966
110 Inside Edition 8.965
111 Turma da Mônica 8.867
112 Blu Toys Club Surprise 8.864
113 Sesame Street 8.809
114 ChrisBrownVEVO 8.793
115 RsiamMusic 8.787
116 RomeoSantosVEVO 8.746
117 Rajshri 8.675
118 Jimmy Kimmel Live 8.554
119 Marília Mendonça 8.542
120 Infobells - Hindi 8.502
121 AdeleVEVO 8.428
122 La Granja de Zenón 8.427
123 FBE 8.403
124 Atlantic Records 8.394
125 Britain's Got Talent 8.124
126 TheWeekndVEVO 8.086
127 SiaVEVO 8.078
128 elrubiusOMG 8.036
129 PitbullVEVO 8.028
130 Rotana 8.013
131 etvteluguindia 7.999
132 Лунтик 7.996
133 Gaane Sune Ansune 7.976
134 Kids Line 7.951
135 Felipe Neto 7.924
136 Fischer's 7.922
137 LooLoo Kids 7.870
138 ImagineDragonsVEVO 7.842
139 LadyGagaVEVO 7.774
140 Mister Max 7.751
141 AlRemas 7.666
142 enchufetv 7.653
143 avex 7.595
144 BLACKPINK 7.567
145 Nick Jr. 7.539
146 Linkin Park 7.530
147 mmoshaya 7.529
148 LUCCAS NETO 7.491
149 jypentertainment 7.439
150 Fernanfloo 7.434
151 KBS World TV 7.419
152 SelenaGomezVEVO 7.394
153 Miss Katy 7.381
154 MBCentertainment 7.347
155 Saturday Night Live 7.278
156 Marshmello 7.268
157 KanalD 7.267
158 officialpsy 7.258
159 AuthenticGames 7.231
160 Boram Tube Vlog 7.188
161 DisneyJuniorUK 7.159
162 ShawnMendesVEVO 7.153
163 Alan Walker 7.144
164 stampylonghead 7.137
165 michaeljacksonVEVO 7.137
166 CollegeHumor 7.119
167 Sandaroo Kids 7.073
168 ibighit 7.055
169 Mnet K-POP 7.053
170 Totoykids 6.920
171 Vijay Television 6.912
172 toycantando 6.906
173 NoCopyrightSounds 6.795
174 JesseAndMike 6.791
175 Stacy Toys 6.753
176 NickiMinajAtVEVO 6.751
177 SQUEEZIE 6.736
178 Major Lazer 6.718
179 Mother Goose Club 6.717
180 AviciiOfficialVEVO 6.686
181 hajime 6.660
182 POPS MUSIC 6.654
183 Aditya Music 6.559
184 Henrique e Juliano 6.554
185 JenniferLopezVEVO 6.544
186 Wave Music - Bhojpuri 6.525
187 HTB 6.518
188 Billion Surprise Toys 6.507
189 Venus 6.505
190 eltrece 6.472
191 HobbyKidsTV 6.467
192 Teremok TV 6.455
193 HikakinTV 6.370
194 The Late Late Show with James Corden 6.363
195 Mejores Juguetes 6.294
196 Jelly 6.285
197 Mother Goose Club Playhouse 6.284
198 Guava Juice 6.258
199 Bollywood Classics 6.188
200 Jake Paul 6.182
201 Annoying Orange 6.157
202 Kan and Aki's CHANNEL 6.130
203 Wow Kidz 6.112
204 SonyMusicSouthVEVO 6.099
205 Pencilmation 6.097
206 Team Coco 6.094
207 Gallina Pintadita 6.025
208 Charlie Puth 6.013
209 ABC News 6.003
210 The X Factor UK 5.987
211 FifthHarmonyVEVO 5.977
212 BBC 5.942
213 Rooster Teeth 5.935
214 NBA 5.933
215 Aaj Tak 5.924
216 Bounce Patrol - Kids Songs 5.924
217 David Dobrik 5.907
218 MattyBRaps 5.884
219 Jason Derulo 5.872
220 selflearningthai 5.871
221 ETV Jabardasth 5.838
222 Hear This Music 5.835
223 MeghanTrainorVEVO 5.831
224 Cat Music 5.821
225 Come Play With Me 5.812
226 BRIGHT SIDE 5.810
227 Good Mythical Morning 5.798
228 Volga Video 5.789
229 Zé Neto e Christiano 5.754
230 DrakeVEVO 5.733
231 BeckyGVEVO 5.732
232 Tlnovelas 5.710
233 TheWillyrex 5.672
234 Videogyan 5.655
235 ThaiCh8 5.650
236 Kids TV 5.626
237 Vat19 5.624
238 SamSmithWorldVEVO 5.581
239 Toys And Little Gaby 5.558
240 Bad Bunny 5.554
241 Fozi Mozi 5.542
242 Pina Records 5.540
243 Queen Official 5.500
244 BIGBANG 5.475
245 RedeTV 5.472
246 SriBalajiMovies 5.472
247 Doggy Doggy Cartoons 5.454
248 The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 5.447
249 Mazhavil Manorama 5.438
250 Just4fun290 5.422


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 953+

Other Most Viewed Charts

Most Viewed YouTubers

This chart as of October 11, 2019, does not include companies, major celebrities/music channels, and kid/toy channels.

Rank Channel Views (b) Videos Language
1 PewDiePie 23.647 3.9K English
2 DanTDM 15.609 3.2K English
3 PopularMMOs 13.381 4.5K English
4 Markiplier 11.810 4.5K English
5 VanossGaming 11.651 1.0K English
6 jacksepticeye 11.642 4.2K English
7 VEGETTA777 11.093 5.5K Spanish
8 JuegaGerman 9.974 1.6K Spanish
9 Dude Perfect 9.033 215 English
10 Smosh 8.970 1.0K English
11 rezendeevil 8.960 8.1K Portuguese
12 FBE 8.401 2.1K English
13 elrubiusOMG 8.034 817 Spanish
14 Felipe Neto 7.914 1.9K Portuguese
15 Fischer's 7.910 1.9K Japanese
16 mmoshaya 7.518 872 Arabic
17 LUCCAS NETO 7.476 719 Portuguese
18 Fernanfloo 7.431 534 Spanish
19 AuthenticGames 7.228 3.7K Portuguese
20 stampylonghead 7.136 3.4K English

Most Viewed Female YouTubers

This list is as of October 11, 2019. YouTuber groups that have both males & females are not counted.

Rank Channel Views (b) Videos Language
1 SSSniperWolf 4.261 2.1K English
2 ItsFunneh 4.096 1.3K English
3 zbing z. 3.913 1.7K Thai
4 Haschak Sisters 3.642 240 English
5 AzzyLand 3.596 1.2K English
6 Rclbeauty101 3.484 422 English
7 JennaMarbles 3.345 470 English
8 Lele Pons 3.225 119 English
9 IISuperwomanII 3.158 779 English
10 Julia MineGirl 3.003 1.5K Portuguese
11 Rosanna Pansino 2.858 715 English
12 Aphmau 2.804 3.0K English
13 Tiana 2.720 696 English
14 iHasCupquake 2.718 4.2K English
15 Its JoJo Siwa 2.599 504 English
16 Yuya 2.442 614 Spanish
17 BibisBeautyPalace 2.416 774 German
18 Flavia Calina 2.305 1.5K Portuguese
19 Liza Koshy 2.266 166 English
20 Miranda Sings 2.088 825 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 afterwards as unlike Laipply, was begining 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, specifially since 2012, has had their "VEVO certified award", awarded to Vevo artists who has videos which exceeds 100 million views.

CBS' reign and it's 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 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 it's 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 it's peak until emimusic surpassed UMG in most views ever on YouTube which was close to 7 billion, the only billion milestone 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, having 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 has more than doubled 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 was over 5 billion achieved in the middle of it's reign, in August 2017.

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 90,908,347 views gained on March 1, 2018.

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 slighly over 3 billion.
  • PewDiePie has dropped down to the 11th most viewed channel. His channel's view growth has dropped down signifcantly 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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