List of most-viewed YouTube channels

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Indian record label T-Series is the most viewed channel on YouTube, receiving over 100 billion views (as of 20th February 2020). T-series-logo.svg
Indian record label T-Series is the most viewed channel on YouTube, receiving over 100 billion views (as of 20th February 2020).

This article lists the fifty most-viewed channels on the video platform YouTube. [1] [2] [3] The most-viewed YouTube channel is T-Series, an Indian record label known for Bollywood music. [1] [3] [4] [5] [6] T-Series became the most-viewed YouTube channel on February 16, 2017 and has over 100 billion views as of February 2020. The top 50 most viewed channels have all surpassed 10 billion views. Seventeen channels have surpassed 20 billion views, nine have surpassed 30 billion views, and only three have surpassed 40 billion views. [1]

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Top channels

As of January 2020, the top six includes three Indian and American channels each. [1]

RankChannel name Network Views [1]
(billions)
Content
category [1]
CountryPrimary language(s)
1. T-Series [7] T-Series

100

MusicFlag of India.svg  IND Hindi
2. Cocomelon - Nursery Rhymes [8] Fullscreen 51EducationFlag of the United States.svg  USA English
3. SET India [9] Sony Pictures Networks India 48ShowsFlag of India.svg  IND Hindi
4. Zee TV [10] Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited 39Entertainment
5. WWE [11] WWE SportsFlag of the United States.svg  USA English
6. Ryan's World [12] N/A35Entertainment
7. netd müzik [13] netd.com 33MusicFlag of Turkey.svg  TUR Turkish
8. ABS-CBN Entertainment [14] ABS–CBN EntertainmentFlag of the Philippines.svg  PHL Filipino
9. Movieclips [15] Movieclips32FilmFlag of the United States.svg  USA English
10. Canal KondZilla [16] ONErpm 28MusicFlag of Brazil.svg  BRA Portuguese
11.El Reino Infantil [17] N/A27MusicFlag of Argentina.svg  ARG Spanish
12. Like Nastya Vlog [18] Yoola 26EntertainmentFlag of Russia.svg  RUS Russian and English
13. PewDiePie [19] N/A24GamesFlag of Sweden.svg  SWE English
14. Zee Music Company [20] Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited 23MusicFlag of India.svg  IND Hindi
15. WorkpointOfficial [21] Workpoint Entertainment EntertainmentFlag of Thailand.svg  THA Thai
16. SAB TV [22] Sony Pictures Networks India EntertainmentFlag of India.svg  IND Hindi
17. Маша и Медведь [23] LetsonCorp22FilmFlag of Russia.svg  RUS Russian
18.Get Movies [24] Entertainment
19. Little Baby Bum [25] N/AEducationFlag of the United Kingdom.svg  GBR English
20.Wave Music [26] HT Mobile 21MusicFlag of India.svg  IND Bhojpuri
21. ChuChu TV Nursery Rhymes & Kids Songs [27] ChuChu TV 20Education Hindi
22. ✿ Kids Diana Show [28] AIR [29] EntertainmentFlag of Ukraine.svg  UKR English
23. JustinBieberVEVO [30] Vevo19MusicFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  CAN
24. Ed Sheeran [31] N/AFlag of the United Kingdom.svg  GBR
25. TheEllenShow [32] WarnerMedia 18EntertainmentFlag of the United States.svg  USA
26. KatyPerryVEVO [33] VevoMusic
27. TaylorSwiftVEVO [34]
28.Super Simple Songs - Kids Songs [35] N/A17EducationFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  CAN
29. shakiraVEVO [36] VevoMusicFlag of Colombia.svg  COL English and Spanish
30.GMM GRAMMY OFFICIAL [37] GMM Grammy Flag of Thailand.svg  THA Thai
31. 5-Minute Crafts [38] Channel Frederator HowtoFlag of the United States.svg  USA English
32. Colors Tv [39] N/A16EntertainmentFlag of India.svg  IND Hindi
33.BuzzFeedVideo [40] BuzzFeed PeopleFlag of the United States.svg  USA English
34.one31 [41] GMM Grammy EntertainmentFlag of Thailand.svg  THA Thai
35. DanTDM [42] StyleHaul GamesFlag of the United Kingdom.svg  GBR English
36. Ch3Thailand [43] tv3th15EntertainmentFlag of Thailand.svg  THA Thai
37. Spinnin' Records [44] Spinnin' RecordsMusicFlag of the Netherlands.svg  NED English
38. Vlad and Nikita [45] N/APeopleFlag of the United States.svg  USA English
39.1theK (원더케이) [46] Kakao M EntertainmentFlag of South Korea.svg  ROK Korean
40. SMTOWN [47] SM Entertainment Music
41.Badabun [48] N/AEntertainmentFlag of Mexico.svg  MEX Spanish
42. Shemaroo Filmi Gaane [49] Shemaroo Music [50] MusicFlag of India.svg  IND Hindi
43.YRF [51] N/A
44. WORLDSTARHIPHOP [52] 14Flag of the United States.svg  USA English
45. RihannaVEVO [53] VevoFlag of Barbados.svg  BAR
46.FunToys Collector Disney Toys Review [54] N/AEntertainmentFlag of the United States.svg  USA
47. GMA Network [55] Flag of the Philippines.svg  PHL Filipino
48.GellyBear ToyPudding [56] Machinima Flag of the United States.svg  USA English
49. Maroon5VEVO [57] VevoMusic
50.toyoraljanahtv [58] N/AFlag of Jordan.svg  JOR Arabic
As of February 18, 2020 UTC

Historical progression of most-viewed channels

The first-created and first-viewed YouTube channel was "Jawed" created on April 23, 2005 by YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim. [59] [60] The first YouTube channel to exceed 10 billion views was PewDiePie in September 2015. Since then, 93 channels have exceeded 10 billion views as of November 2019. [61]

T-Series became the most-viewed YouTube channel of 2016, [62] [63] [64] and exceeded 14 billion views by January 2017. [65] It eventually surpassed PewDiePie to become the most-viewed YouTube channel of all time by February 16, 2017, [66] and currently maintains the lead with over 86 billion views overall. T-Series has also had the most monthly views since 2016, [67] [68] and currently receives over 2.8 billion views per month as of May 2019. [69]

Music is the most-viewed program genre on YouTube, across the globe. [62] By 2016, the most-viewed YouTube channels were record labels (e.g. T-Series), YouTubers (e.g. Ryan ToysReview), music stars (e.g. Justin Bieber), and nursery videos (e.g. Little Baby Bum). [70] [71]

The following table lists the channels that became YouTube's most-viewed channel at different points in time.

  Current record for most days as most-viewed channel
  Former record for most days as most-viewed channel
Channel nameNetwork / ownerDate achievedDays heldViewsReferenceCountry
T-Series [7] T-Series February 16, 2017110014.6 billion [66] Flag of India.svg  IND
PewDiePie [19] Felix Kjellberg December 29, 20147807.7 billion [72] [73] [74] Flag of Sweden.svg  SWE
EMI Music [75] EMI Music June 15, 20141976.2 billion [76] Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  GBR
RihannaVEVO [77] Rihanna March 22, 2014854.4 billion [78] Flag of Barbados.svg  BRB
Machinima [79] Machinima July 29, 20132362.0 billion [80] [81] Flag of the United States.svg  USA
VEVO [82] Vevo March 23, 20131281.7 billion [83]
Universal Music Group [84] Universal Music Group October 1, 2011539532 million [85]
Jawed [86] Jawed Karim April 23, 20051 [59] [60]
As of February 21, 2020 UTC

See also

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Super Cassettes Industries Private Limited, doing business as T-Series, is a music record label and film production company in India founded by Gulshan Kumar in 1983. It is primarily known for Bollywood music soundtracks and Indi-pop music. As of 2014, T-Series is India's largest music record label, with up to a 35% share of the Indian music market, followed by Sony Music India and Zee Music. T-Series also owns and operates the most-viewed and most-subscribed channel on YouTube, with over 129 million subscribers and 99 billion views as of February 2020. While best known as a music label, T-Series has also had some moderate success as a film production company.

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Jacksepticeye Irish YouTuber

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