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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 April 4, 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 104B 14.3K Hindi
2 2 (2019-present) Cocomelon 56.3B 516 English
3 2 (2019-2019) SET India 51.6B 36.9K Hindi
4 4 (2019-present) Zee TV 41.2B 98.5K Hindi
5 2 (2017-2019) WWE 41.0B 46.9K English
6 3 (2017-2017) Ryan's World 37.7B 1.6K English
7 7 (2020-present) ABS-CBN Entertainment 34.9B 139.9K Filipino
8 3 (2017-2018) netd müzik 34.8B 12.3K Turkish
9 8 (2019-2019) Movieclips 34.7B 35.2K English
10 10 (2020-present) Like Nastya 30.0B 397 Russian
11 6 (2018-2019) Canal KondZilla 29.3B 1.3K Portuguese
12 11 (2019-2020) El Reino Infantil 28.6B 840 Spanish
13 12 (2019-2020) SAB TV 25.3B 23.7K Hindi
14 1 (2014-2017) PewDiePie 25.0B 4.1K English
15 14 (2020-2020) Zee Music Company 24.9B 4.6K Hindi
16 13 (2020-2020) WorkpointOfficial 24.4B 43.1K Thai
17 7 (2017-2018) Little Baby Bum 23.9B 1.1K English
18 18 (2020-present) Kids Diana Show 23.6B 688 Russian
19 10 (2016-2016) Маша и Медведь 23.3B 730 Russian
20 7 (2015-2016) Get Movies 22.8B 3.1K 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 April 4, 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 22.351
22 ChuChu TV Kids Songs 21.495
23 JustinBieberVEVO 20.015
24 Ed Sheeran 19.614
25 TheEllenShow 19.437
26 Super Simple Songs - Kids Songs 19.231
27 KatyPerryVEVO 18.977
28 TaylorSwiftVEVO 18.496
29 Colors TV 17.816
30 Vlad and Nikita 17.789
31 GMM GRAMMY OFFICIAL 17.603
32 shakiraVEVO 17.584
33 5-Minute Crafts 17.442
34 one31 17.286
35 Ch3Thailand 16.797
36 BuzzFeedVideo 16.655
37 Shemaroo Filmi Gaane 16.384
38 DanTDM 16.346
39 Spinnin' Records 16.158
40 SMTOWN 16.011
41 1theK 16.009
42 Badabun 15.862
43 YRF 15.830
44 GMA Network 15.734
45 WORLDSTARHIPHOP 15.279
46 RihannaVEVO 15.035
47 Speed Records 15.025
48 FunToys Collector Disney Toys Review 14.892
49 Maroon5VEVO 14.870
50 ToyPudding TV 14.825
51 Galinha Pintadinha 14.679
52 toyoraljanahtv 14.624
53 EminemVEVO 14.545
54 Toys and Colors 14.342
55 GR6 EXPLODE 14.325
56 FGTeeV 14.185
57 CVS 3D Rhymes 13.930
58 ArianaGrandeVevo 13.748
59 PopularMMOs 13.742
60 CKN Toys 13.704
61 SonyMusicIndiaVEVO 13.688
62 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 13.628
63 jbalvinVEVO 13.625
64 Ozuna 13.453
65 WatchMojo.com 13.266
66 Pinkfong! 13.233
67 Eros Now 13.222
68 Sony Music India 13.200
69 MalumaVEVO 13.189
70 Family Fun Pack 12.937
71 CookieSwirlC 12.912
72 NickyJamTV 12.855
73 Markiplier 12.779
74 EnriqueIglesiasVEVO 12.514
75 jacksepticeye 12.434
76 David Guetta 12.394
77 VanossGaming 12.346
78 Ultra Music 12.346
79 Sesame Street 12.102
80 VEGETTA777 12.082
81 Baby Big Mouth 12.041
82 Tips Official 11.990
83 DisneyMusicVEVO 11.868
84 LuisFonsiVEVO 11.865
85 T-Series Bhakti Sagar 11.741
86 CalvinHarrisVEVO 11.732
87 Bruno Mars 11.720
88 Ultra Bollywood 11.712
89 Shemaroo 11.601
90 GRAMMY GOLD OFFICIAL 11.558
91 Movieclips Trailers 11.438
92 LooLoo Kids 11.369
93 T-Series Apna Punjab 11.207
94 POPS Kids 10.962
95 DisneyChannelLA 10.834
96 Inside Edition 10.812
97 La Granja de Zenón 10.794
98 JuegaGerman 10.786
99 LEGO 10.675
100 BeyoncéVEVO 10.643
101 As/Is 10.536
102 Trap Nation 10.536
103 Infobells - Hindi 10.533
104 Daddy Yankee 10.454
105 LUCCAS NETO 10.353
106 Dude Perfect 10.275
107 Fueled By Ramen 10.255
108 IGN 10.237
109 Rajshri 10.188
110 Nick Jr. 10.156
111 Coldplay 10.102
112 Like Nastya Show 10.038
113 rezendeevil 9.991
114 Turma da Mônica 9.826
115 Marília Mendonça 9.822
116 Aaj Tak 9.776
117 etvteluguindia 9.708
118 Genierock 9.697
119 Wiz Khalifa 9.675
120 ChainsmokersVEVO 9.652
121 Jimmy Kimmel Live 9.643
122 Boram Tube Vlog 9.533
123 ChrisBrownVEVO 9.451
124 Gaane Sune Ansune 9.442
125 Smosh 9.378
126 RomeoSantosVEVO 9.377
127 Felipe Neto 9.328
128 RsiamMusic : อาร์สยาม 9.299
129 OneDirectionVEVO 9.266
130 Peppa Pig - Official Channel 9.204
131 MBCentertainment 9.164
132 Fischer's-フィッシャーズ- 9.116
133 Rotana 9.084
134 BabyBus 9.071
135 mmoshaya 9.033
136 Atlantic Records 8.967
137 Saturday Night Live 8.913
138 Blu Toys Club Surprise 8.904
139 Mister Max 8.901
140 Kids Line 8.896
141 TheWeekndVEVO 8.890
142 FBE 8.836
143 Big Hit Labels 8.745
144 AdeleVEVO 8.741
145 Лунтик 8.697
146 BLACKPINK 8.675
147 Miss Katy 8.641
148 KBS World 8.612
149 Britain's Got Talent 8.608
150 Mother Goose Club Playhouse 8.597
151 ImagineDragonsVEVO 8.597
152 Al-Remas 8.582
153 Aditya Music 8.559
154 Marshmello 8.506
155 elrubiusOMG 8.499
156 DisneyJuniorUK 8.490
157 SiaVEVO 8.474
158 jypentertainment 8.453
159 HTB 8.436
160 enchufetv 8.404
161 LadyGagaVEVO 8.394
162 Mnet K-POP 8.311
163 PitbullVEVO 8.289
164 Bollywood Classics 8.247
165 SelenaGomezVEVO 8.242
166 avex 8.164
167 Jelly 8.151
168 KanalD 8.099
169 Linkin Park 8.066
170 toycantando 8.062
171 Vijay Television 8.036
172 Fernanfloo 7.943
173 Alan Walker 7.876
174 Wow Kidz 7.850
175 Wave Music - Bhojpuri 7.802
176 ShawnMendesVEVO 7.788
177 shfa 7.737
178 Venus 7.715
179 michaeljacksonVEVO 7.709
180 Bounce Patrol - Kids Songs 7.686
181 AuthenticGames 7.686
182 SonyMusicSouthVEVO 7.580
183 NoCopyrightSounds 7.559
184 officialpsy 7.512
185 Mother Goose Club 7.500
186 The Late Late Show with James Corden 7.495
187 Totoykids 7.487
188 eltrece 7.482
189 Pencilmation 7.443
190 Henrique e Juliano 7.382
191 CollegeHumor 7.332
192 Bad Bunny 7.325
193 SQUEEZIE 7.310
194 JesseAndMike 7.276
195 stampylonghead 7.270
196 ABC News 7.246
197 And TV 7.205
198 Teremok TV 7.157
199 Sandaroo Kids 7.110
200 Major Lazer 7.102
201 hajime 7.078
202 David Dobrik 7.072
203 toyorbabytv 7.065
204 ARY Digital 7.041
205 AMARIN TVHD 7.024
206 NickiMinajAtVEVO 6.999
207 Maria Clara & JP 6.997
208 AviciiOfficialVEVO 6.988
209 ETV Jabardasth 6.963
210 HikakinTV 6.941
211 Little Angel: Nursery Rhymes 6.916
212 Billion Surprise Toys 6.912
213 Goldmines Telefilms 6.899
214 JenniferLopezVEVO 6.895
215 shfa2 6.886
216 Guava Juice 6.877
217 POPS MUSIC 6.858
218 HobbyFamilyTV 6.839
219 RCTI - LAYAR DRAMA INDONESIA 6.828
220 Talking Tom 6.805
221 NBA 6.776
222 Come Play With Me 6.757
223 Kan & Aki's CHANNEL 6.693
224 Toys And Little Gaby 6.689
225 Team Coco 6.670
226 Kaji Family 6.666
227 Gallina Pintadita 6.656
228 BBC 6.558
229 BRIGHT SIDE 6.538
230 ThaiCh8 6.530
231 Jake Paul 6.493
232 Annoying Orange 6.491
233 BeckyGVEVO 6.477
234 Mazhavil Manorama 6.463
235 Tlnovelas 6.420
236 Zé Neto e Christiano 6.418
237 Cartoon Network 6.401
238 Worldwide Records Bhojpuri 6.396
239 Kids TV 6.388
240 Mr Bean 6.375
241 CNN 6.368
242 Like Nastya ESP 6.356
243 Mejores Juguetes 6.343
244 selflearningthai 6.337
245 Indosiar 6.329
246 Charlie Puth 6.328
247 Volga Video 6.326
248 Las Ratitas 6.320
249 Genevieve's Playhouse 6.319
250 Good Mythical Morning 6.308


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 April 4, 2020, does not include companies, major celebrities/music channels, and kid/toy channels.

Rank Channel Views (b) Videos Language
1 PewDiePie 25.097 4.1K English
2 DanTDM 16.346 3.3K English
3 PopularMMOs 13.742 4.5K English
4 Markiplier 12.779 4.6K English
5 jacksepticeye 12.434 4.5K English
6 VanossGaming 12.346 1.1K English
7 VEGETTA777 12.082 5.8K Spanish
8 JuegaGerman 10.786 1.6K Spanish
9 LUCCAS NETO 10.353 935 Portuguese
10 Dude Perfect 10.275 228 English
11 rezendeevil 9.991 8.8K Portuguese
12 Smosh 9.378 1.1K English
13 Felipe Neto 9.328 2.2K Portuguese
14 Fischer's 9.116 2.0K Japanese
15 mmoshaya 9.033 925 Arabic
16 FBE 8.836 2.2K English
17 elrubiusOMG 8.499 826 Spanish
18 Jelly 8.151 4.0K English
19 Fernanfloo 7.943 536 Spanish
20 AuthenticGames 7.686 3.8K Portuguese

Most Viewed Female YouTubers

This list is as of April 4, 2020. YouTuber groups that have both males & females are not counted.

Rank Channel Views (b) Videos Language
1 SSSniperWolf 5.476 2.2K English
2 ItsFunneh 5.214 1.5K English
3 zbing z. 4.535 1.8K Thai
4 AzzyLand 4.513 1.3K English
5 Haschak Sisters 4.140 262 English
6 Lele Pons 3.704 141 English
7 Rclbeauty101 3.617 439 English
8 Julia MineGirl 3.542 1.7K Portuguese
9 JennaMarbles 3.542 493 English
10 Lilly Singh 3.299 794 English
11 Aphmau 3.069 3.1K English
12 Rosanna Pansino 3.027 748 English
13 Its JoJo Siwa 2.947 572 English
14 Tiana 2.852 725 English
15 iHasCupquake 2.760 4.3K English
16 Ricis Official 2.579 847 Indonesian
17 BibisBeautyPalace 2.554 822 German
18 Yuya 2.482 635 Spanish
19 Flavia Calina 2.477 1.6K Portuguese
20 Liza Koshy 2.411 169 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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