List of most-viewed YouTube channels

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This article lists the 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 56 billion views as of November 2018. The top 50 most viewed channels have all surpassed 10 billion views, While Six channels have surpassed 20 billion views. The majority of the most viewed channels primarily upload content in English.[1]

Top channels[edit]

All-time[edit]

As of December 2018, the top 10 includes three American channels, two Indian channels, and one channel each from Turkey, Brazil, Sweden, Russia, and the Philippines.[1]

Rank Channel name Network Views[1]
(billions)
Content
category[1]
Country Primary language(s)
[citation needed]
1. T-Series[7] T-Series 56 Music  IND Hindi
2. WWE[8] WWE 28 Sports  USA English
3. Ryan ToysReview[9] N/A 26 Entertainment
4. netd müzik[10] netd.com Music  TUR Turkish
5. SET India[11] Sony Pictures Networks India Shows  IND Hindi
6. Canal KondZilla[12] ONErpm 21 Music  BRA Portuguese
7. ABS-CBN Entertainment[13] ABS–CBN 19 Entertainment  PHI Filipino
8. PewDiePie[14] N/A  SWE English
9. Movieclips[15] N/A Film  USA
10. Get Movies[16] N/A 18 Shows  RUS Russian
11. JustinBieberVEVO[17] N/A Music  CAN English
12. Little Baby Bum[18] N/A Education  UK
13. El Reino Infantil[19] N/A 17 Music  ARG Spanish
14. Маша и Медведь[20] N/A Film  RUS Russian
15. KatyPerryVEVO[21] N/A 16 Music  USA English
16. ChuChu TV Nursery Rhymes & Kids Songs[22] ChuChu TV Education  IND
17. WorkpointOfficial[23] Workpoint Entertainment 15 Entertainment  THA Thai
18. TaylorSwiftVEVO[24] N/A Music  USA English
19. Ed Sheeran[25] N/A  UK
20. Cocomelon - Nursery Rhymes[26] N/A Education  USA
21. shakiraVEVO[27] N/A Music  COL English and Spanish
22. Zee TV[28] Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited 14 Entertainment  IND Hindi
23. BuzzFeedVideo[29] BuzzFeed People  USA English
24. FunToys Collector Disney Toys Review[30] N/A Entertainment
25. TheEllenShow[31] WarnerMedia
26. GMM GRAMMY OFFICIAL[32] GMM Grammy Music  THA Thai
27. DanTDM[33] StyleHaul 13 Games  UK English
28. Spinnin' Records[34] N/A Entertainment  NED
29. Zee Music Company[35] Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited Music  IND Hindi
30. RihannaVEVO[36] N/A  BAR English
31. Wave Music[37] N/A 12  IND Bhojpuri
32. ToyPudding TV[38] N/A Entertainment  USA English
33. SMTOWN[39] SM Entertainment Music  ROK Korean
34. WORLDSTARHIPHOP[40] N/A  USA English
35. PopularMMOs[41] N/A Games
36. EminemVEVO[42] N/A Music
37. SAB TV[43] Sony Pictures Networks India 11 Entertainment  IND Hindi
38. WatchMojo.com[44] N/A  CAN English
39. EnriqueIglesiasVEVO[45] N/A Music  ESP English and Spanish
40. 1theK (원더케이)[46] Kakao M  ROK Korean
41. Super Simple Songs - Kids Songs[47] N/A Education  CAN English
42. Maroon 5[48] N/A Music  USA
43. 5-Minute Crafts[49] N/A 10 Howto
44. Baby Big Mouth[50] N/A Entertainment  CAN
45. J Balvin[51] N/A Music  COL Spanish
46. Nicky Jam[52] N/A  PRI
47. Ch3Thailand[53] N/A Entertainment  THA Thai
48. Family Fun Pack[54] N/A People  USA English
49. CVS 3D Rhymes[55] N/A Education  IND English, Telugu and Hindi
50. Maluma[56] N/A Music  COL Spanish
As of December 12, 2018

By country or territory[edit]

The following table lists the most-viewed YouTube channel in each country and territory from which at least one channel with at least ten billion views originates.

Country or territory Most-viewed channel Views
(billions)
 Argentina El Reino Infantil[57] 17
 Barbados RihannaVEVO[58] 13
 Brazil Canal KondZilla[59] 21
 Canada JustinBieberVEVO[60] 18
 Colombia shakiraVEVO[61] 15
 France David Guetta[62] 10
 India T-Series[63] 55
 Ireland Jacksepticeye[64] 10
 Netherlands Spinnin' Records[65] 13
 Philippines ABS-CBN Entertainment[66] 19
 Puerto Rico NickyJamTV[67] 10
 Russia Get Movies[68] 18
 South Korea SM Town[69] 12
 Sweden PewDiePie[70] 19
 Thailand Workpoint Official[71] 15
 Turkey netd müzik[72] 25
 United Kingdom Little Baby Bum[73] 17
 United States WWE[74] 28
As of December 6, 2018

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.[75][76] The first YouTube channel to exceed 10 billion views was PewDiePie in September 2015. Since then, 30 channels have exceeded 10 billion views as of January 2018.[3]

T-Series became the most-viewed YouTube channel of 2016,[77][78][79] and exceeded 14 billion views by January 2017.[80] It eventually surpassed PewDiePie to become the most-viewed YouTube channel of all time by February 16, 2017.[81] T-Series has also had the most monthly views since 2016,[82][83] and currently receives over 2 billion views per month as of August 2018.[84]

Music is the most-viewed program genre on YouTube, across the globe.[77] 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).[85][86]

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 Reference Country
T-Series[7] T-Series February 16, 2017 670 [81]  IND
PewDiePie[14] Felix Kjellberg January 2, 2015 776 [87]  SWE
EMI Music[88] EMI Music June 15, 2014 201 [89]  GBR
Rihanna VEVO[90] Rihanna March 22, 2014 85 [91]  BRB
Machinima[92] Machinima July 29, 2013 236 [93][94]  USA
VEVO[95] Vevo March 23, 2013 128 [96]
Universal Music Group[97] Universal Music Group October 1, 2011 539 [98]
Jawed[99] Jawed Karim April 23, 2005 1 [75][76]

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