Indian record label T-Series is the most-viewed YouTube channel with 192 billion total views.
Indian record label T-Series is the most-viewed YouTube channel with 192 billion total views.

The list of most-viewed YouTube channels is topped by T-Series, an Indian record label known for Bollywood music.[1][2][3][4][5] T-Series became the most-viewed YouTube channel as of February 16, 2017 and has more than 186 billion total views as of April 2022. The top 50 most-viewed channels have all surpassed 22 billion total views. 33 channels have surpassed 25 billion total views, 23 of these have surpassed 30 billion total views, and 15 have surpassed 40 billion total views, and 3 have surpassed 100 billion total views.[1][6]

Top channels (views)

Rank Channel name Network Views[1]
(billions)
Content
category[1]
Country Primary language(s)
1. T-Series T-Series 192.23 Music India Hindi
2. Cocomelon - Nursery Rhymes Moonbug Entertainment 130.14 Education United States English
3. SET India Sony Pictures Networks India 118.64 Entertainment India Hindi
4. Sony SAB Sony Pictures Networks India 78.16 Entertainment India Hindi
5 Like Nastya Yoola 77.79 Entertainment Russia Russian and English
6 Kids Diana show AIR[7] 75.32 Entertainment Ukraine English
7 WWE WWE 68.92 Sports United States English
8. Vlad and Niki N/A 63.83 Entertainment United States English
9. Movieclips Movieclips 57.94 Film United States English
10. Ryan's World PocketWatch 51.75 Entertainment United States English
12 Colors TV Viacom 18 50.15 Entertainment India Hindi
11. netd müzik netd.com 49.50 Music Turkey Turkish
13 El Reino Infantil Leader Music 48.20 Music Argentina Spanish
15. Zee Music Company Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited 47.17 Music India Hindi
14 ABS-CBN Entertainment ABS-CBN 46.63 Entertainment Philippines Filipino
16. Toys and Colors N/A 39.40 Entertainment United States English
17. ChuChu TV Nursery Rhymes & Kids Songs ChuChu TV 38.15 Education India Hindi and English
20. Wave Music N/A 36.46 Music India Bhojpuri
18. Canal KondZilla ONErpm 36.30 Music Brazil Portuguese
19. Little Baby Bum - Nursery Rhymes & Kids Songs N/A 36.40 Education United Kingdom English
21. Super Simple Songs - Kids Songs N/A 35.96 Education Canada English
22. WorkpointOfficial Workpoint Entertainment 33.11 Entertainment Thailand Thai
23. Маша и Медведь LetsonCorp 32.23 Film Russia Russian
24. Pinkfong Baby Shark - Kids' Songs & Stories SmartStudy 30.83 Education United States English
27. LooLoo Kids - Nursery Rhymes and Children's Songs N/A

28.47

Music United States English
25. PewDiePie re6l[8] 28.35 Entertainment Sweden English
26. Get Movies LetsonCorp 28.17 Entertainment Russia Russian
29. Shemaroo Filmi Gaane Shemaroo Music[9] 28.16 Music India Hindi
28. Justin Bieber N/A 28.07 Music Canada English
30. YRF YRF[10] 28.01 Music India Hindi[11]
31. Ed Sheeran N/A 27.36 Music United Kingdom English
33. Tips Official N/A 26.71 Entertainment India Hindi
32. one31 GMM Grammy 26.42 News Thailand Thai
34. GMA Network GMA Network 25.60 Entertainment Philippines Filipino
35. قناة طيور الجنة | toyoraljanahtv N/A 25.33 Music Jordan Arabic
37. Taylor Swift N/A 25.01 Music United States English
36. JustinBieberVEVO Vevo 24.99 Music Canada English
39. SMTOWN SM Entertainment 24.59 Music South Korea Korean
42. Infobells - Hindi Infobelle Interactive Solution 24.45 Education India Hindi
40. Speed Records N/A 24.06 Music India Punjabi
45. BLACKPINK YG Entertainment 23.83 Music South Korea Korean
41. Katy Perry N/A 23.65 Entertainment United States English
44. 5-Minute Crafts Channel Frederator 23.56 Howto Cyprus English
43. GR6 EXPLODE N/A 23.43 Music Brazil Portuguese
47. Babybus - Kids Songs and Cartoons Babybus 23.26 Education China Chinese
48. EminemMusic N/A 23.07 Music United States English
46. TaylorSwiftVEVO Vevo 22.94 Music United States English
49. Shakira N/A 22.87 Music Colombia English and Spanish
38. HYBE LABELS N/A 22.83 Entertainment South Korea Korean
50. KatyPerryVEVO Vevo 22.45 Music United States English
As of 31 May 2022

Historical progression

The first-created and first-viewed YouTube channel was "Jawed" created on April 23, 2005 by YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim.[12] The first YouTube channel to exceed 10 billion total views was PewDiePie in September 2015. Since then, 118 channels have exceeded 10 billion total views as of May 2020.[13]

T-Series became the most-viewed YouTube channel of 2016,[14][15][16] and exceeded 14 billion total views by January 2017.[17] It eventually surpassed PewDiePie to become the most-viewed YouTube channel of all time by February 16, 2017,[18] and currently maintains the lead with over 162 billion total views. T-Series has also had the most monthly views since 2016,[19][20] and received more than 2.8 billion views per month as of May 2019.[21]

Music is the most-viewed program genre on YouTube, across the globe.[14] By 2016, the most-viewed YouTube channels were record labels like T-Series, YouTubers like PewDiePie, music stars like Justin Bieber, and nursery videos like Little Baby Bum.[22][23]

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 T-Series February 16, 2017 1957 14.8 billion [18] India
PewDiePie Felix Kjellberg December 29, 2014 780 7.7 billion [24][25][26] Sweden
EMI Music EMI Music June 15, 2014 197 6.2 billion [27] United Kingdom
RihannaVEVO Rihanna March 22, 2014 85 4.4 billion [28] Barbados
Machinima Machinima July 29, 2013 236 2.0 billion [29][30] United States
VEVO Vevo March 23, 2013 128 1.7 billion [31]
Universal Music Group Universal Music Group October 1, 2011 539 532 million [32]
Jawed Jawed Karim April 23, 2005 1 [12]

Timeline of most-viewed YouTube channels (January 2006 - December 2021)

See also

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