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Indian record label T-Series is the most viewed channel on YouTube, receiving over 82 billion views.

This article lists the 50 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 82 billion views as of September 2019. The top 50 most viewed channels have all surpassed 10 billion views, while fourteen channels have surpassed 20 billion views, and out of those fourteen, seven channels have surpassed 30 billion views. Only two channels have crossed 40 billion views. The majority of the most viewed channels primarily upload content in English.[1]

Top channels[edit]

As of July 2019, the top 7 includes three Indian channels, three American channels and one Turkish channel.[1]

Rank Channel name Network Views[1]
(billions)
Content
category[1]
Country Primary language(s)
1. T-Series[7] T-Series 82 Music  IND Hindi
2. SET India[8] Sony Pictures Networks India 40 Shows
3. Cocomelon - Nursery Rhymes[9] Fullscreen 38 Education  USA English
4. WWE[10] WWE 35 Sports
5. Zee TV[11] Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited 33 Entertainment  IND Hindi
6. Ryan ToysReview[12] N/A 32 Entertainment  USA English
7. netd müzik[13] netd.com 31 Music  TUR Turkish
8. ABS-CBN Entertainment[14] ABS–CBN 29 Entertainment  PHI Filipino
9. Movieclips[15] Movieclips 26 Film  USA English
10. Canal KondZilla[16] ONErpm Music  BRA Portuguese
11. PewDiePie[17] N/A 23 Entertainment  SWE English
12. El Reino Infantil[18] Music  ARG Spanish
13. Get Movies[19] LetsonCorp 21  RUS Russian
14. Маша и Медведь[20] Film
15. SAB TV[21] Sony Pictures Networks India Entertainment  IND Hindi
16. WorkpointOfficial[22] Workpoint Entertainment  THA Thai
17. Zee Music Company[23] Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited 20 Music  IND Hindi
18. Little Baby Bum[24] N/A 19 Education  UK English
19. JustinBieberVEVO[25] Vevo Music  CAN
20. KatyPerryVEVO[26] 17  USA
21. ChuChu TV Nursery Rhymes & Kids Songs[27] ChuChu TV Education  IND Hindi
22. Ed Sheeran[28] N/A 16 Music  UK English
23. TaylorSwiftVEVO[29] Vevo  USA
24. Wave Music[30] HT Mobile  IND Bhojpuri
25. shakiraVEVO[31] Vevo  COL English and Spanish
26. TheEllenShow[32] WarnerMedia Entertainment  USA English
27. GMM GRAMMY OFFICIAL[33] GMM Grammy 15 Music  THA Thai
28. BuzzFeedVideo[34] BuzzFeed People  USA English
29. DanTDM[35] StyleHaul 14 Games  UK
30. Spinnin' Records[36] Spinnin' Records Entertainment  NED
31. FunToys Collector Disney Toys Review[37] N/A  USA
32. WORLDSTARHIPHOP[38] N/A Music
33. ToyPudding TV[39] Machinima Entertainment
34. SMTOWN[40] SM Entertainment Music  ROK Korean
35. RihannaVEVO[41] Vevo  BAR English
36. 5-Minute Crafts[42] Channel Frederator 13 Howto  USA
37. Super Simple Songs - Kids Songs[43] N/A Education  CAN
38. 1theK (원더케이)[44] Kakao M Music  ROK Korean
39. EminemVEVO[45] Vevo  USA English
40. ArianaGrandeVevo[46] Vevo
41. PopularMMOs[47] Fullscreen 12 Games
42. Maroon5VEVO[48] Vevo Music
43. Ch3Thailand[49] tv3th Entertainment  THA Thai
44. Colors Tv[50] N/A  IND Hindi
45. Badabun[51] N/A  MEX Spanish
46. EnriqueIglesiasVEVO[52] Vevo Music  ESP English and Spanish
47. CVS 3D Rhymes[53] N/A Education  IND English, Telugu and Hindi
48. WatchMojo.com[54] watchmojo Entertainment  CAN English
49. Galinha Pintadinha[55] N/A 11 Film  BRA Portuguese
50. Ozuna[56] Rimas Entertainment Music  PUR Spanish
As of June 2, 2019

Historical progression of most-viewed channels[edit]

The first-created and first-viewed YouTube channel was "Jawed" created on April 23, 2005 by YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim.[57][58] The first YouTube channel to exceed 10 billion views was PewDiePie in September 2015. Since then, 80 channels have exceeded 10 billion views as of June 2019.[59]

T-Series became the most-viewed YouTube channel of 2016,[60][61][62] and exceeded 14 billion views by January 2017.[63] It eventually surpassed PewDiePie to become the most-viewed YouTube channel of all time by February 16, 2017,[64] and currently maintains the lead with 77 billion views overall. T-Series has also had the most monthly views since 2016,[65][66] and currently receives over 2.8 billion views per month as of May 2019.[67]

Music is the most-viewed program genre on YouTube, across the globe.[60] 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).[68][69]

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 name Network / owner Date achieved Days held Views Reference Country
T-Series[7] T-Series February 16, 2017 943 14.6 billion [64]  IND
PewDiePie[17] Felix Kjellberg December 29, 2014 780 7.7 billion [70][71][72]  SWE
EMI Music[73] EMI Music June 15, 2014 197 6.2 billion [74]  GBR
RihannaVEVO[75] Rihanna March 22, 2014 85 4.4 billion [76]  BRB
Machinima[77] Machinima July 29, 2013 236 2.0 billion [78][79]  USA
VEVO[80] Vevo March 23, 2013 128 1.7 billion [81]
Universal Music Group[82] Universal Music Group October 1, 2011 539 532 million [83]
Jawed[84] Jawed Karim April 23, 2005 1 [57][58]
As of September 17, 2019 UTC

See also[edit]

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