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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

Channels by Viewership

The following is a chart featuring a list of the 200 most viewed YouTube channels, including VEVO channels (Updated November 24, 2017). This list will not include any terminated or deleted channels.

Rank Channel View Count
1 T-Series 26.537 billion
2 WWE 18.294 billion
3 NetD Muzik 17.087 billion
4 Ryan ToysReview 16.899 billion
5 JustinBieberVEVO 16.507 billion
6 PewDiePie 16.463 billion
7 Little Baby Bum® 15.065 billion
8 KatyPerryVEVO 14.602 billion
9 Get Movies 14.092 billion
10 TaylorSwiftVEVO 13.658 billion
11 Маша и Медведь 13.547 billion
12 FunToyzCollector 13.470 billion
13 SET India 12.344 billion
14 RihannaVEVO 12.109 billion
15 shakiraVEVO 11.976 billion
16 El Reino Infantil 11.872 billion
17 Spinnin' Records 11.730 billion
18 zeetv 11.680 billion
19 ChuChu TV Kids Songs 11.477 billion
20 BuzzFeedVideo 11.457 billion
21 DanTDM 11.430 billion
22 GMM GRAMMY OFFICIAL 11.159 billion
23 Canal KondZilla 11.025 billion
24 Family Fun Pack 11.005 billion
25 ABS-CBN Entertainment 10.618 billion
26 TheEllenShow 10.448 billion
27 PopularMMOs 9.925 billion
28 Ed Sheeran 9.876 billion
29 EnriqueIglesiasVEVO 9.741 billion
30 EminemVEVO 9.648 billion
31 WatchMojo.com 9.369 billion
32 Movieclips  9.140 billion
33 SMTOWN 9.033 billion
34 Movieclips Trailers 8.929 billion
35 David Guetta 8.918 billion
36 Baby Big Mouth 8.870 billion
37 WorkpointOfficial 8.780 billion
38 Fueled By Ramen 8.566 billion
39 Markiplier 8.400 billion
40 VanossGaming 8.384 billion
41 Maroon5VEVO 8.375 billion
42 jacksepticeye 8.345 billion
43 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 8.222 billion
44 CalvinHarrisVEVO 8.213 billion
45 ToyPudding TV 8.064 billion
46 Boldly 8.063 billion
47 jbalvinVEVO 8.014 billion
48 BluCollection ToyCollector 7.944 billion
49 Super Simple Songs 7.895 billion
50 SevenSuperGirls 7.888 billion
51 ArianaGrandeVevo 7.876 billion
52 VEGETTA777 7.861 billion
53 NickyJamTV 7.845 billion
54 Bruno Mars 7.785 billion
55 OneDirectionVEVO 7.699 billion
56 beyonceVEVO 7.696 billion
57 MalumaVEVO 7.464 billion
58 1theK 7.463 billion
59 Thai TV3 Official 7.198 billion
60 Ultra Music 7.092 billion
61 IGN 6.987 billion
62 Wiz Khalifa 6.900 billion
63 PitbullVEVO 6.895 billion
64 Galinha Pintadinha 6.863 billion
65 Smosh 6.846 billion
66 CookieSwirlC 6.762 billion
67 Genierock 6.616 billion
68 Zee Music Company 6.527 billion
69 Coldplay Official 6.486 billion
70 Eros Now 6.481 billion
71 DisneyCarToys 6.470 billion
72 officialpsy 6.447 billion
73 AdeleVEVO 6.439 billion
74 stampylonghead 6.417 billion
75 CVS 3D Rhymes 6.351 billion
76 LuisFonsiVEVO 6.197 billion
77 ChrisBrownVEVO 6.129 billion
78 JuegaGerman 6.054 billion
79 Disney Channel LA 6.054 billion
80 Лунтик 6.046 billion
81 elrubiusOMG 6.010 billion
82 Atlantic Records 5.996 billion
83 FBE 5.960 billion
84 DCTC Toy Channel 5.948 billion
85 CollegeHumor 5.896 billion
86 Fernanfloo 5.873 billion
87 LEGO 5.871 billion
88 RsiamMusic 5.839 billion
89 Britain's Got Talent 5.817 billion
90 Trap Nation 5.803 billion
91 ChainsmokersVEVO 5.751 billion
92 toyoraljanahtv 5.729 billion
93 Machinima 5.692 billion
94 SelenaGomezVEVO 5.676 billion
95 WORLDSTARHIPHOP 5.658 billion
96 SiaVEVO 5.630 billion
97 Mother Goose Club 5.531 billion
98 FGTeeV 5.530 billion
99 Mister Max 5.529 billion
100 TheWeekndVEVO 5.507 billion
101 HobbyKidsTV 5.475 billion
102 Miss Katy 5.382 billion
103 Rooster Teeth 5.243 billion
104 SAB TV 5.238 billion
105 Jimmy Kimmel Live 5.225 billion
106 majorlazer 5.191 billion
107 avex 5.171 billion
108 DisneyMusicVEVO 5.154 billion
109 LadyGagaVEVO 5.153 billion
110 NickiMinajAtVEVO 5.111 billion
111 TheRichest 5.075 billion
112 Linkin Park 5.015 billion
113 rezendeevil 4.996 billion
114 Colors TV 4.979 billion
115 RomeoSantosVEVO 4.973 billion
116 Turma da Mônica 4.966 billion
117 enchufetv 4.934 billion
118 The X Factor UK 4.914 billion
119 FifthHarmonyVEVO 4.895 billion
120 AuthenticGames 4.849 billion
121 MeghanTrainorVEVO 4.803 billion
122 michaeljacksonVEVO 4.771 billion
123 Wave Music 4.731 billion
124 JenniferLopezVEVO 4.725 billion
125 Annoying Orange 4.691 billion
126 Sony Music India 4.679 billion
127 FUNnel Vision 4.624 billion
128 Disney Junior UK 4.558 billion
129 AviciiOfficialVEVO 4.525 billion
130 YRF 4.503 billion
131 Kids Tv 4.485 billion
132 POPS Music 4.468 billion
133 Jason Derulo 4.375 billion
134 Mejores Juguetes 4.364 billion
135 Cat Music 4.355 billion
136 TheWillyrex 4.351 billion
137 hajime 4.350 billion
138 NBA 4.346 billion
139 MattyBRaps 4.343 billion
140 Skrillex 4.335 billion
141 ช่อง one 4.322 billion
142 RomanAtwoodVlogs 4.288 billion
143 Tеремок ТВ 4.273 billion
144 BBC 4.273 billion
145 Speed Records 4.234 billion
146 DisneyTopToys Tototoykids 4.222 billion
147 FailArmy 4.220 billion
148 Just4fun290 4.193 billion
149 Henrique e Juliano 4.191 billion
150 SQUEEZIE 4.181 billion
151 Kan 4.178 billion
152 Kontor.TV 4.177 billion
153 Sesame Street 4.170 billion
154 Dude Perfect 4.169 billion
155 Videogyan 3D Rhymes 4.152 billion
156 GR6 EXPLODE 4.140 billion
157 Rotana 4.136 billion
158 BIGBANG 4.088 billion
159 GallinaPintadita 4.079 billion
160 HikakinTV 4.034 billion
161 Ozuna 4.007 billion
162 BritneySpearsVEVO 3.981 billion
163 EllieGouldingVEVO 3.979 billion
164 Барбоскины 3.977 billion
165 Team Coco 3.956 billion
166 Like Nastya 3.908 billion
167 rsfriends 3.906 billion
168 The Young Turks 3.891 billion
169 ShawnMendesVEVO 3.856 billion
170 ToyTrains4u 3.815 billion
171 Mother Goose Club Playhouse 3.799 billion
172 Good Mythical Morning 3.794 billion
173 KSI 3.772 billion
174 GMM GRAMMY GOLD OFFICIAL 3.769 billion
175 GMA Network 3.753 billion
176 RickyMartinVEVO 3.749 billion
177 Charlie Puth 3.734 billion
178 MBCEntertainment 3.730 billion
179 YOGSCAST Lewis & Simon 3.692 billion
180 fixiki 3.682 billion
181 Pocoyo 3.672 billion
182 Marília Mendonça 3.666 billion
183 boyceavenue 3.648 billion
184 GameGrumps 3.623 billion
185 Vat19 3.612 billion
186 DemiLovatoVEVO 3.610 billion
187 TheEngineeringFamily 3.598 billion
188 The Late Late Show with James Corden 3.590 billion
189 NoCopyrightSounds 3.588 billion
190 Sky Does Minecraft 3.569 billion
191 nigahiga 3.560 billion
192 Kids Line 3.548 billion
193 Daddy Yankee 3.545 billion
194 Surprise Eggs unboxing toys 3.538 billion
195 CKN Toys 3.536 billion
196 Porta dos Fundos 3.530 billion
197 TuTiTuTV 3.513 billion
198 FluffyJetProductions 3.494 billion
199 expertvillage 3.492 billion
200 Nao DisneyToys 3.458 billion

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 Channel's Country Date Achieved
Smosh Sketch Comedy United States Early 2006
Judson Laipply Vlog United States May-July 2006
Smosh Sketch Comedy United States Late 2006
CBS Television And Film United States Early 2007
Universal Music Group Music United States July-August 2007
Machinima Gaming United States February 16, 2013
emimusic Music United States Around March 8, 2013
PewDiePie Gaming Sweden December 27, 2014
T-Series Music And Film India February 14, 2017

Details

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 afterwards as unlike Laipply, was begining 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 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 100,000,000 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, specifially since 2012, has had their "VEVO certified award", awarded to Vevo artists who has videos which exceeds 100,000,000 views.

CBS' reign and it's glory of historically proclaiming the title of being the first channel to reach 100,000,000 views was short lived however. Universal Music Group surpassed the channel around the same time the first YouTube video reached 100,000,000 views.

The channel had gained popularity on YouTube in just it's first year of existence by posting 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 it's 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 more of a global phenomenon.

Since UMG's view purge happened, no channel had reached it's peak until emimusic surpassed UMG in most views ever on YouTube which was close to 7 billion, the only billion milestone 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 channel during it's most subscribed subscribed reign since Smosh's first reign 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 to have the most viewed YouTube channel of all time. By then, PewDiePie was already YouTube's biggest star, having 11 million more than the second most subscribed channel.

PewDiePie, whose channel was the first country other 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 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 has gained over eleven billion views as 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 was over 5 billion achieved in the middle of it's reign, in August 2017.

On November 15, 2017, the channel gained over 100 million views in that day alone, making it the only YouTube channel to get that many views in 24 hours. However, on November 28, 2017, Ed Sheeran's music YouTube channel gained over 200 million views in that day alone, breaking T-Series's record as the YouTube channel to get the most views in a day, meaning that T-Series does have some competion.

Aftermath

  • 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 recently hit 1 billion views on YouTube 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 now has under three billion.
  • PewDiePie has dropped down to the sixth most viewed channel. His channel's view growth has dropped down signifcantly since mid 2017 and 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.

See also

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