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T-Series

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 February 17, 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 99.6B 14.4K Hindi
2 2 (2019-present) Cocomelon 51.5B 502 English
3 2 (2019-2019) SET India 48.5B 35.9K Hindi
4 4 (2019-present) Zee TV 39.8B 99.0K Hindi
5 2 (2017-2019) WWE 39.5B 46.0K English
6 3 (2017-2017) Ryan's World 36.5B 1.6K English
7 3 (2017-2018) netd müzik 33.9B 11.9K Turkish
8 7 (2018-2019) ABS-CBN Entertainment 33.7B 139.7K Filipino
9 8 (2019-2019) Movieclips 32.4B 34.9K English
10 6 (2018-2019) Canal KondZilla 28.6B 1.3K Portuguese
11 11 (2019-present) El Reino Infantil 27.2B 810 Spanish
12 12 (2020-present) Like Nastya Vlog 26.3B 375 Russian
13 1 (2014-2017) PewDiePie 24.6B 4.0K English
14 14 (2020-present) Zee Music Company 23.7B 4.6K Hindi
15 13 (2020-2020) WorkpointOfficial 23.5B 41.5K Thai
16 12 (2019-2020) SAB TV 23.4B 22.6K Hindi
17 10 (2016-2016) Маша и Медведь 22.9B 708 Russian
18 7 (2017-2018) Little Baby Bum 22.5B 1.1K English
19 7 (2015-2016) Get Movies 22.5B 3.0K Russian
20 19 (2019-2020) Wave Music 21.3B 17.6K Bhojpuri

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 February 17, 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 20.649
22 Kids Diana Show 20.224
23 JustinBieberVEVO 19.676
24 Ed Sheeran 19.241
25 TheEllenShow 18.955
26 KatyPerryVEVO 18.758
27 TaylorSwiftVEVO 18.270
28 Super Simple Songs - Kids Songs 18.246
29 shakiraVEVO 17.290
30 GMM GRAMMY OFFICIAL 17.282
31 5-Minute Crafts 17.043
32 Colors TV 16.954
33 BuzzFeedVideo 16.471
34 one31 16.416
35 DanTDM 16.153
36 Ch3Thailand 15.945
37 Spinnin' Records 15.919
38 Vlad and Nikita 15.835
39 1theK 15.653
40 SMTOWN 15.649
41 Badabun 15.580
42 Shemaroo Filmi Gaane 15.549
43 YRF 15.022
44 WORLDSTARHIPHOP 14.935
45 RihannaVEVO 14.890
46 FunToys Collector Disney Toys Review 14.877
47 GMA Network 14.823
48 ToyPudding TV 14.807
49 Maroon5VEVO 14.607
50 toyoraljanahtv 14.413
51 Speed Records 14.380
52 EminemVEVO 14.307
53 Galinha Pintadinha 14.219
54 GR6 EXPLODE 13.816
55 CVS 3D Rhymes 13.653
56 PopularMMOs 13.639
57 FGTeeV 13.619
58 ArianaGrandeVevo 13.559
59 CKN Toys 13.472
60 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 13.309
61 Ozuna 13.229
62 jbalvinVEVO 13.224
63 Toys and Colors 13.153
64 SonyMusicIndiaVEVO 13.133
65 WatchMojo.com 13.087
66 MalumaVEVO 13.035
67 Eros Now 12.872
68 Family Fun Pack 12.789
69 NickyJamTV 12.718
70 CookieSwirlC 12.634
71 Sony Music India 12.574
72 Markiplier 12.502
73 EnriqueIglesiasVEVO 12.417
74 Pinkfong! 12.266
75 David Guetta 12.246
76 jacksepticeye 12.225
77 VanossGaming 12.167
78 Ultra Music 12.036
79 Baby Big Mouth 12.006
80 VEGETTA777 11.823
81 LuisFonsiVEVO 11.751
82 CalvinHarrisVEVO 11.628
83 Ultra Bollywood 11.601
84 Bruno Mars 11.556
85 Tips Official 11.373
86 Movieclips Trailers 11.314
87 DisneyMusicVEVO 11.234
88 Sesame Street 11.138
89 GRAMMY GOLD OFFICIAL 11.104
90 Shemaroo 11.093
91 T-Series Bhakti Sagar 11.088
92 T-Series Apna Punjab 10.770
93 JuegaGerman 10.569
94 BeyoncéVEVO 10.503
95 POPS Kids 10.456
96 As/Is 10.453
97 Inside Edition 10.420
98 Trap Nation 10.305
99 LEGO 10.294
100 LooLoo Kids 10.184
101 La Granja de Zenón 10.141
102 Daddy Yankee 10.130
103 Fueled By Ramen 10.097
104 IGN 10.043
105 Dude Perfect 9.976
106 Rajshri 9.957
107 Coldplay 9.913
108 Infobells - Hindi 9.907
109 DisneyChannelLA 9.777
110 rezendeevil 9.721
111 Turma da Mônica 9.568
112 Genierock 9.560
113 ChainsmokersVEVO 9.549
114 Nick Jr. 9.546
115 Marília Mendonça 9.521
116 Wiz Khalifa 9.516
117 LUCCAS NETO 9.474
118 Jimmy Kimmel Live 9.360
119 ChrisBrownVEVO 9.296
120 etvteluguindia 9.283
121 Smosh 9.279
122 Stacy Toys 9.254
123 RomeoSantosVEVO 9.228
124 OneDirectionVEVO 9.185
125 RsiamMusic : อาร์สยาม 9.181
126 Felipe Neto 8.990
127 Boram Tube Vlog 8.978
128 Blu Toys Club Surprise 8.896
129 Gaane Sune Ansune 8.800
130 Rotana 8.792
131 Atlantic Records 8.781
132 Fischer's-フィッシャーズ- 8.761
133 FBE 8.744
134 AdeleVEVO 8.665
135 Kids Line 8.664
136 mmoshaya 8.644
137 TheWeekndVEVO 8.586
138 Mister Max 8.583
139 Saturday Night Live 8.567
140 Лунтик 8.502
141 MBCentertainment 8.496
142 Britain's Got Talent 8.467
143 ImagineDragonsVEVO 8.409
144 elrubiusOMG 8.392
145 BLACKPINK 8.376
146 SiaVEVO 8.372
147 AlRemas 8.326
148 KBS World 8.254
149 Miss Katy 8.234
150 PitbullVEVO 8.213
151 enchufetv 8.194
152 LadyGagaVEVO 8.184
153 Marshmello 8.180
154 DisneyJuniorUK 8.162
155 jypentertainment 8.147
156 Big Hit Labels 8.103
157 SelenaGomezVEVO 8.094
158 Peppa Pig - Official Channel 8.042
159 avex 7.994
160 Mnet K-POP 7.967
161 Aaj Tak 7.926
162 Linkin Park 7.913
163 Aditya Music 7.889
164 KanalD 7.880
165 Mother Goose Club Playhouse 7.857
166 HTB 7.856
167 BabyBus 7.821
168 Fernanfloo 7.793
169 toycantando 7.733
170 Bollywood Classics 7.691
171 Vijay Television 7.674
172 ShawnMendesVEVO 7.657
173 Alan Walker 7.656
174 AuthenticGames 7.597
175 Jelly 7.563
176 michaeljacksonVEVO 7.560
177 Wave Music - Bhojpuri 7.429
178 officialpsy 7.426
179 Totoykids 7.377
180 NoCopyrightSounds 7.337
181 Venus 7.289
182 Wow Kidz 7.284
183 CollegeHumor 7.279
184 Mother Goose Club 7.251
185 stampylonghead 7.238
186 SonyMusicSouthVEVO 7.208
187 eltrece 7.195
188 SQUEEZIE 7.170
189 JesseAndMike 7.167
190 The Late Late Show with James Corden 7.150
191 Bounce Patrol - Kids Songs 7.124
192 Sandaroo Kids 7.103
193 Pencilmation 7.099
194 Henrique e Juliano 7.042
195 Major Lazer 6.994
196 hajime 6.949
197 NickiMinajAtVEVO 6.935
198 Teremok TV 6.930
199 AviciiOfficialVEVO 6.913
200 Billion Surprise Toys 6.873
201 ABC News 6.872
202 JenniferLopezVEVO 6.809
203 David Dobrik 6.780
204 HikakinTV 6.765
205 HobbyKidsTV 6.723
206 POPS MUSIC 6.694
207 And TV 6.689
208 ETV Jabardasth 6.686
209 Guava Juice 6.685
210 AMARIN TVHD 6.637
211 NBA 6.537
212 Kan and Aki's CHANNEL 6.529
213 ThaiCh8 6.514
214 RCTI - LAYAR DRAMA INDONESIA 6.507
215 Team Coco 6.502
216 Gallina Pintadita 6.486
217 shfa 6.453
218 Come Play With Me 6.436
219 toyorbabytv 6.433
220 Tlnovelas 6.423
221 Annoying Orange 6.414
222 Jake Paul 6.413
223 Toys And Little Gaby 6.401
224 Volga Video 6.396
225 BBC 6.379
226 Goldmines Telefilms 6.357
227 Kaji Family 6.348
228 Bad Bunny 6.332
229 Mejores Juguetes 6.331
230 BRIGHT SIDE 6.323
231 BeckyGVEVO 6.311
232 Maria Clara & JP 6.280
233 Charlie Puth 6.242
234 Zé Neto e Christiano 6.228
235 selflearningthai 6.217
236 ARY Digital 6.212
237 Talking Tom 6.208
238 Hear This Music 6.182
239 MattyBRaps 6.173
240 The X Factor UK 6.160
241 Genevieve's Playhouse 6.152
242 Mazhavil Manorama 6.146
243 Good Mythical Morning 6.142
244 Mr Bean 6.133
245 FifthHarmonyVEVO 6.110
246 Kids TV 6.102
247 Fozi Mozi 6.076
248 Worldwide Records Bhojpuri 6.061
249 Las Ratitas 6.056
250 Cartoon Network 6.048


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 1080+

Other Most Viewed Charts

Most Viewed YouTubers

This chart as of February 14, 2020, does not include companies, major celebrities/music channels, and kid/toy channels.

Rank Channel Views (b) Videos Language
1 PewDiePie 24.652 4.0K English
2 DanTDM 16.142 3.3K English
3 PopularMMOs 13.633 4.5K English
4 Markiplier 12.486 4.6K English
5 jacksepticeye 12.210 4.4K English
6 VanossGaming 12.157 1.1K English
7 VEGETTA777 11.807 5.7K Spanish
8 JuegaGerman 10.555 1.6K Spanish
9 Dude Perfect 9.948 225 English
10 rezendeevil 9.706 8.6K Portuguese
11 LUCCAS NETO 9.433 871 Portuguese
12 Smosh 9.271 1.1K English
13 Felipe Neto 8.971 2.1K Portuguese
14 Fischer's 8.742 2.0K Japanese
15 FBE 8.737 2.2K English
16 mmoshaya 8.622 911 Arabic
17 elrubiusOMG 8.381 823 Spanish
18 Fernanfloo 7.785 534 Spanish
19 AuthenticGames 7.589 3.8K Portuguese
20 Jelly 7.531 3.9K English

Most Viewed Female YouTubers

This list is as of February 14, 2020. YouTuber groups that have both males & females are not counted.

Rank Channel Views (b) Videos Language
1 SSSniperWolf 5.067 2.2K English
2 ItsFunneh 4.863 1.4K English
3 zbing z. 4.324 1.8K Thai
4 AzzyLand 4.263 1.3K English
5 Haschak Sisters 3.989 258 English
6 Rclbeauty101 3.573 434 English
7 Lele Pons 3.554 142 English
8 JennaMarbles 3.491 486 English
9 Julia MineGirl 3.333 1.6K Portuguese
10 Lilly Singh 3.260 789 English
11 Rosanna Pansino 2.965 741 English
12 Aphmau 2.962 3.0K English
13 Its JoJo Siwa 2.821 555 English
14 Tiana 2.817 713 English
15 iHasCupquake 2.747 4.3K English
16 BibisBeautyPalace 2.515 810 German
17 Ricis Official 2.484 826 Indonesian
18 Yuya 2.471 628 Spanish
19 Flavia Calina 2.431 1.6K Portuguese
20 Liza Koshy 2.384 167 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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