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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 July 11, 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 115B 14.5K Hindi
2 2 (2019-present) Cocomelon 69.3B 544 English
3 2 (2019-2019) SET India 59.5B 38.3K Hindi
4 2 (2017-2019) WWE 45.3B 48.4K English
5 4 (2019-2020) Zee TV 43.8B 94.7K Hindi
6 3 (2017-2017) Ryan's World 40.1B 1.7K English
7 7 (2020-present) Movieclips 38.7B 35.9K English
8 8 (2020-present) Like Nastya 37.7B 448 Russian
9 7 (2020-2020) ABS-CBN Entertainment 37.0B 142.7K Filipino
10 3 (2017-2018) netd müzik 36.7B 13.0K Turkish
11 11 (2019-present) El Reino Infantil 32.5B 905 Spanish
12 12 (2020-present) Kids Diana Show 31.7B 725 Russian
13 12 (2019-2020) SAB TV 31.2B 24.5K Hindi
14 6 (2018-2019) Canal KondZilla 30.8B 1.4K Portuguese
15 14 (2020-2020) Zee Music Company 27.5B 4.8K Hindi
16 7 (2017-2018) Little Baby Bum 27.3B 1.2K English
17 1 (2014-2017) PewDiePie 26.0B 4.1K English
18 13 (2020-2020) WorkpointOfficial 26.0B 45.8K Thai
19 10 (2016-2016) Маша и Медведь 24.5B 782 Russian
20 20 (2020-present) Wave Music 24.3B 18.0K 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 July 11, 2020). This list will not include any terminated or deleted channels, nor channels with their view count hidden.

Rank Channel Views (billions)
21 Vlad and Niki 24.195
22 ChuChu TV Kids Songs 23.868
23 Get Movies 23.613
24 Super Simple Songs - Kids Songs 21.414
25 JustinBieberVEVO 20.594
26 Ed Sheeran 20.406
27 TheEllenShow 19.956
28 Colors TV 19.611
29 KatyPerryVEVO 19.436
30 TaylorSwiftVEVO 18.908
31 one31 18.744
32 Shemaroo Filmi Gaane 18.398
33 GMM GRAMMY OFFICIAL 18.243
34 shakiraVEVO 18.157
35 5-Minute Crafts 18.044
36 GMA Network 17.798
37 Toys and Colors 17.546
38 Ch3Thailand 17.488
39 YRF 17.485
40 1theK 17.052
41 SMTOWN 17.028
42 DanTDM 16.898
43 BuzzFeedVideo 16.805
44 Spinnin' Records 16.706
45 toyoraljanahtv 16.580
46 Badabun 16.329
47 Speed Records 16.176
48 FGTeeV 16.132
49 WORLDSTARHIPHOP 16.071
50 Galinha Pintadinha 15.957
51 Pinkfong! 15.634
52 Maroon5VEVO 15.370
53 RihannaVEVO 15.370
54 GR6 EXPLODE 15.352
55 EminemVEVO 14.960
56 FunToys Collector Disney Toys Review 14.922
57 ToyPudding TV 14.884
58 SonyMusicIndiaVEVO 14.762
59 CKN Toys 14.658
60 CVS 3D Rhymes 14.639
61 Disney 14.445
62 jbalvinVEVO 14.433
63 Sony Music India 14.414
64 ArianaGrandeVevo 14.284
65 LooLoo Kids 14.232
66 Eros Now 14.065
67 Ozuna 14.022
68 PopularMMOs 13.977
69 Sesame Street 13.869
70 WatchMojo.com 13.648
71 CookieSwirlC 13.611
72 MalumaVEVO 13.553
73 Markiplier 13.479
74 Tips Official 13.446
75 DisneyMusicVEVO 13.399
76 Family Fun Pack 13.222
77 NickyJamTV 13.162
78 Ultra Music 13.156
79 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 13.111
80 jacksepticeye 12.982
81 T-Series Bhakti Sagar 12.807
82 Shemaroo 12.799
83 David Guetta 12.778
84 EnriqueIglesiasVEVO 12.746
85 La Granja de Zenón 12.742
86 VanossGaming 12.725
87 POPS Kids 12.706
88 VEGETTA777 12.683
89 Ultra Bollywood 12.563
90 Infobells - Hindi 12.490
91 GRAMMY GOLD OFFICIAL 12.330
92 Aaj Tak 12.230
93 T-Series Apna Punjab 12.175
94 LuisFonsiVEVO 12.135
95 Bruno Mars 12.119
96 Nick Jr. 12.097
97 Baby Big Mouth 12.083
98 BabyBus 11.990
99 CalvinHarrisVEVO 11.963
100 LUCCAS NETO 11.918
101 Inside Edition 11.726
102 Movieclips Trailers 11.695
103 Like Nastya Show 11.663
104 LEGO 11.583
105 As/Is 11.521
106 JuegaGerman 11.327
107 Gaane Sune Ansune 11.241
108 Dude Perfect 11.099
109 Daddy Yankee 11.073
110 Rajshri 11.060
111 Trap Nation 11.012
112 BeyoncéVEVO 10.948
113 IGN 10.695
114 Marília Mendonça 10.680
115 Fueled By Ramen 10.613
116 rezendeevil 10.612
117 MBCentertainment 10.500
118 Coldplay 10.499
119 Turma da Mônica 10.467
120 etvteluguindia 10.371
121 Boram Tube Vlog 10.229
122 mmoshaya 10.125
123 BLACKPINK 10.119
124 Big Hit Labels 10.096
125 Jimmy Kimmel Live 10.077
126 Peppa Pig - Official Channel 10.064
127 Felipe Neto 10.059
128 Mother Goose Club Playhouse 10.042
129 Wiz Khalifa 10.032
130 Genierock 10.005
131 ChainsmokersVEVO 9.868
132 Fischer's-フィッシャーズ- 9.844
133 ChrisBrownVEVO 9.824
134 RomeoSantosVEVO 9.732
135 Aidtya Music 9.713
136 Rotana 9.703
137 Mister Max 9.693
138 Jelly 9.673
139 Wow Kidz 9.566
140 HTB 9.562
141 Atlantic Records 9.561
142 Bollywood Classics 9.540
143 RsiamMusic : อาร์สยาม 9.534
144 KBS World 9.525
145 Smosh 9.515
146 OneDirectionVEVO 9.514
147 TheWeekndVEVO 9.491
148 JYP Entertainment 9.451
149 Miss Katy 9.416
150 Kids Line 9.371
151 Saturday Night Live 9.293
152 DisneyJuniorUK 9.293
153 Marshmello 9.267
154 Mnet K-POP 9.218
155 Little Angel: Nursery Rhymes 9.149
156 Лунтик 9.108
157 Bounce Patrol - Kids Songs 9.103
158 Maria Clara & JP 9.079
159 LadyGagaVEVO 9.062
160 shfa2 9.013
161 ImagineDragonsVEVO 9.001
162 toycantando 8.965
163 AdeleVEVO 8.929
164 Blu Toys Club Surprise 8.919
165 Venus 8.901
166 shfa 8.853
167 Bad Bunny 8.845
168 Britain's Got Talent 8.807
169 Al-Remas 8.765
170 elrubiusOMG 8.695
171 SiaVEVO 8.694
172 enchufetv 8.664
173 Talking Tom 8.657
174 Vijay Television 8.602
175 infobells - Tamil 8.593
176 Wave Music - Bhojpuri 8.570
177 SelenaGomezVEVO 8.535
178 Goldmines Telefilms 8.487
179 avex 8.481
180 And TV 8.478
181 PitbullVEVO 8.464
182 ARY Digital 8.439
183 Linkin Park 8.416
184 SonyMusicSouthVEVO 8.405
185 toyorbabytv 8.391
186 Alan Walker 8.366
187 Fernanfloo 8.243
188 FBE 8.194
189 AMARIN TVHD 8.185
190 Henrique e Juliano 8.143
191 NoCopyrightSounds 8.105
192 Mother Goose Club 8.075
193 michaeljacksonVEVO 8.062
194 ShawnMendesVEVO 8.041
195 AuthenticGames 8.028
196 eltrece 8.008
197 Pencilmation 7.976
198 RCTI - LAYAR DRAMA INDONESIA 7.905
199 The Late Late Show with James Corden 7.888
200 ABC News 7.843
201 officialpsy 7.743
202 Totoykids 7.738
203 SQUEEZIE 7.723
204 Like Nastya ESP 7.619
205 Теремок ТВ  7.555
206 Come Play With Me 7.551
207 David Dobrik 7.529
208 JesseAndMike 7.506
209 IndiaTV 7.434
210 Cartoon Network 7.408
211 CollegeHumor 7.408
212 stampylonghead 7.398
213 ETV Jabardasth 7.397
214 hajime 7.380
215 Kaji Family 7.378
216 Sony PAL 7.356
217 HikakinTV 7.346
218 KanalD 7.328
219 Major Lazer Official 7.305
220 Tlnovelas 7.275
221 infobells - Telugu 7.252
222 Guava Juice 7.252
223 POPS MUSIC 7.249
224 HobbyFamilyTV 7.200
225 CNN 7.181
226 AviciiOfficialVEVO 7.168
227 Mazhavil Manorama 7.166
228 Worldwide Records Bhojpuri 7.161
229 NickiMinajAtVEVO 7.152
230 Billion Surprise Toys 7.152
231 Sandaroo Kids 7.125
232 Gallina Pintadita 7.109
233 Kan & Aki's CHANNEL 7.087
234 JenniferLopezVEVO 7.075
235 Jkk Entertainment 7.066
236 Masha and The Bear 7.041
237 Kids TV 7.012
238 Gaby and Alex 7.006
239 Zé Neto e Christiano 6.998
240 Beam Copphone 6.996
241 NBA 6.985
242 ThaiCh8 6.983
243 Mr Bean 6.974
244 Troom Troom 6.948
245 Team Coco 6.909
246 Indosiar 6.847
247 Mnet Official 6.841
248 Enes Batur 6.840
249 SSSniperWolf 6.832
250 Las Ratitas 6.802


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 1185+

Other Most Viewed Charts

Most Viewed YouTubers

This chart as of July 11, 2020, does not include companies, major celebrities/music channels, and kid/toy channels.

Rank Channel Views (b) Videos Language
1 PewDiePie 26.068 4.1K English
2 DanTDM 16.898 3.3K English
3 PopularMMOs 13.977 4.6K English
4 Markiplier 13.479 4.7K English
5 jacksepticeye 12.982 4.6K English
6 VanossGaming 12.725 1.1K English
7 VEGETTA777 12.683 6.0K Spanish
8 LUCCAS NETO 11.918 1.0K Portuguese
9 JuegaGerman 11.327 1.7K Spanish
10 Dude Perfect 11.099 236 English
11 rezendeevil 10.612 9.2K Portuguese
12 mmoshaya 10.125 959 Arabic
13 Felipe Neto 10.059 2.1K Portuguese
14 Fischer's 9.844 2.1K Japanese
15 Jelly 9.673 4.2K English
16 Smosh 9.515 1.1K English
17 elrubiusOMG 8.695 822 Spanish
18 Fernanfloo 8.243 536 Spanish
19 FBE 8.194 1.9K English
20 AuthenticGames 8.028 4.0K Portuguese

Most Viewed Female YouTubers

This list is as of July 11, 2020. YouTuber groups that have both males & females are not counted.

Rank Channel Views (b) Videos Language
1 SSSniperWolf 6.832 2.3K English
2 ItsFunneh 6.078 1.6K English
3 AzzyLand 5.217 1.4K English
4 zbing z. 5.082 1.9K Thai
5 Haschak Sisters 4.477 263 English
6 Julia MineGirl 4.159 1.8K Portuguese
7 Lele Pons 3.980 150 English
8 Rclbeauty101 3.695 443 English
9 Aphmau 3.672 3.2K English
10 Lilly Singh 3.357 791 English
11 Its JoJo Siwa 3.199 614 English
12 Rosanna Pansino 3.153 764 English
13 Jen Smith 2.975 1.9K English
14 Ricis Official 2.920 981 Indonesian
15 Tiana 2.914 750 English
16 Izabela Stress 2.842 853 English
17 iHasCupquake 2.804 4.5K English
18 BibisBeautyPalace 2.644 850 German
19 Camila Loures 2.601 1.7K Portuguese
20 Flavia Calina 2.591 1.7K Portuguese


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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